Checking in to Somalia: What I Learnt in the Horn Of Africa

For journalists, a fascination with Somalia exists from a mixture of historical interest and uncomfortable politics. But for those seeking to travel for the sake of saying you have, tread carefully ensuring you have adequate contacts and a base you can trust. Humanitarian issues plaguing the east African state make this a nation in need … Continue reading Checking in to Somalia: What I Learnt in the Horn Of Africa

Travelling a lot? A word of warning – get yourself a passport cover

Yep! It happens, especially in the habitats of journalists working in areas of civil unrest. My passport cover has almost scrubbed itself completely off from the constant removal from pockets to passport control, back to pocket and several other times it is required for inspection. When you land at your destination - you will undoubtedly repeat this … Continue reading Travelling a lot? A word of warning – get yourself a passport cover

What you need to know working in a conflict zone for the first time

Freelancers have to cover their own backs. This is what you need to know about first time conflict reportage For those who travel for a story in search of photographic material to feed to an ever expanding mouth of journalists there is much more to consider. And consider what you haven’t. If like me you endure … Continue reading What you need to know working in a conflict zone for the first time