Bala Chambers

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Norwich, United Kingdom


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Bala Chambers

Bala Chambers is a multimedia journalist based in Norwich, United Kingdom.

I've operated as a journalist across the globe from Argentina, England, the Netherlands and Qatar.

I'm available for all multimedia work, interviews and voiceover.

In Qatar I've worked as an intern with Al Jazeera English in Doha's newsroom, Qatar. 
- Focussing on Latin America - interviewing in Spanish and Portuguese
- Covering major events such as the new Cuban president, Argentine abortion debate, Brazilian political and corruption crisis, Colombian peace process, Venezuelan crisis and US/Mexico relations
-Pitching Stories
- Writing articles approved by editors and contacting sources
- Entrusted by editors with fact-checking sensitive legal documentation in Spanish for Al Jazeera English correspondents .
- Researching background information either for own stories or assisting other journalists with their articles
-Providing voice over for AJE television
- Being commissioned to write features for AJE programs
-Data journalism - working collaboratively for data-oriented articles such as the Egyptian elections 2018
- Assisting colleagues with various stories
- Transcribing interviews
- Writing articles based on current events, such as wires and Al Jazeera's own sources

In Argentina I worked for 'The Argentina Independent', writing original stories, researching, interviewing, providing translations (Spanish-English). In brief my work went gone from interviewing drag queens to members of the United Nations or World Bank. 

 I also got to grips with the local political scene, which marked quite a transition from a leftist government under Kristina Kirchner to Mauricio Macri a neoliberal pro-business centre-right figure. Many articles centered on what is happening within the country, it also coincided with Panama papers’ leak. 

I've also written for the Liverpool Echo, The Eastern Daily Press and Language Trainers.

SKILLS

 
English Spanish


In-depth research only for this year's Egyptian election for Al Jazeera English.


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Following deaths of kidnapped journalists, rebels by splinter FARC group also abduct Ecuadorian couple, government says.


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A feature on rising Peruvian soccer sensation Beto Da Silva.


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Piece on the trajectory of Liverpool football club player Ryan Kent.


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Piece shot on location in Groningen, the Netherlands.


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Voiceover for Al Jazeera English exclusive documentary - 3 mins 45 secs.


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New Netflix series has exposed some of the deeper political division in Brazil in advance of ex-president Lula's trial.


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Some celebrated, while others denounced decision to deny Lula's request to avoid jail while appealing his conviction


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Ex-Brazil President Dilma Rousseff calls for international solidarity in Spain after imprisonment of former leader Lula.


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A story for Al Jazeera English on the influx of Venezuelans fleeing the crisis to Argentina


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Reporting on the new Cuban president for Al Jazeera English


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Reaction to the recent debate on abortion in Argentina


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