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“Freelancers at Risk” at AU

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 March 2016 — Don’t miss this event on Sunday, April 10, at American University, between 4 pm and 5:30 pm. We are featuring Jason Motlagh, Kara Andrade and Trey Yingst, all of them seasoned journalists. They will discuss problems — and solutions — to freelance reporting in foreign countries as well as […]

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Backpack Journalism at Bogota Event

BOGOTA, Colombia, 12 March 2016 — I delivered a 40-minute address on using cell phones to make documentaries, in an auditorium full of journalists at the IX Encuentro of Investigative Journalism in Bogota, Colombia, See http://www.epicdr.org. Terrific event, and am honored to be here. I’m conducting a three-hour workshop this afternoon. (Photo by Janine Warner) […]

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“Afghan Dreams” Wins at Las Cruces Film Fest

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 March 2016 — Our film, “Afghan Dreams,” won the jury award for Best Documentary Short at the Las Cruces International Film Festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico. (Photo by Bill Gentile)  

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“Rebel Reporting” Review

FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW THAT I WROTE RECENTLY FOR THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED, “REBEL REPORTING,” ABOUT JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST JOHN ROSS. YOU MAY FIND IT INTERESTING: “Rebel Reporting” took me back to the place where I began working my craft: Mexico and Central America, during what I refer to as, “The Golden Days of Journalism,” when […]

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Backpack Video in the Dark

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 12 December 2015 — On the last day of our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, we lost power because of maintenance work on the electrical system at the venue where the event was held. Despite numerous challenges during the four-day event, every one of the participants managed to produce a respectable video. I’m so […]

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Backpack and “Forest Weeps”

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 9 December 2015 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Managua watch my most recent film, “When the Forest Weeps.” The film examines how Ecuador’s Kichwa Indians struggle as their deep spiritual relationship with the Amazonian rain forest diminishes in a clash with the forces of so-called modernity. The film resonated […]

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