Tbilisi Tour of Old and New

TBILISI, Georgia, 24 May 2014 – The old section of this city is a rich blend of old and new. Heading out to the eastern city of Gurjaani on Monday for another three-day workshop. I’m in Georgia at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy to give a series of workshops, presentations and discussions with professional […]

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Investigative Journalists Making Videos That Rock

TBILISI, Georgia, 22 May 2014 – Journalists at Studio Monitor watch one of my films during a presentation today on backpack and citizen journalism. Studio Monitor is the leading investigative journalism outlet in this country and, from what they showed me today, these journalists are doing a terrific job. What an extraordinary group of young, […]

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In Tbilisi, Georgia: “Raise Your Voice With Video”

  TBILISI, Georgia, 17 May 2014 – The view from the terrace of the hotel where I’m staying while in Tbilisi. I’m in the former Soviet Republic for two weeks to give a series of workshops and presentations on how digital technology and the Internet have granted a new generation with tremendous power of communication. […]

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Tbilisi Backpack Video Journalism Workshop Ends

TBILISI, Georgia, 27 September 2013 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop pose for a closing shot after a successful, five-day marathon in the craft of documentary film making. Founded by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the workshop included participants not only from Georgia, but also from Armenia, Romania and Azerbaijan. What a great group! […]

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Video Journalism Workshop Winds Down In Tbilisi

TBILISI, Georgia, 27 September 2013 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop bear down to finish their projects on the last day of our five-day marathon on how to make documentaries for television and the Internet. The Thomson Reuters Foundation sponsored the event, one of the most gratifying I’ve ever done. Participants came not […]

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Backpack Video Journalist at Tbilisi Theater

TBILISI, Georgia, 25 September 2013 — One of the participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, Hasmik Harutyunyan, poses with the make-up artist of the Armenian Theater in Tbilisi. He is one of a handful of people trying to keep alive the tradition of the 150-year-old structure, which has been awaiting reconstruction now for a […]

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