I’m an independent journalist and filmmaker currently based in Istanbul. I’ve traveled and worked in more than 75 countries as a journalist, aid worker, and traveler. I usually travel with a full radio and video kit (shooting on a Sony FS-5 and/or Canon 5Diii). I can file for print, radio, and/or video. I am also able to do 360 video given a longer timeline.
Since its first trial, 61 individuals were convicted of crimes connected to the 1994 genocide, when between 800,000 and 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed. But the court also acquitted a number of individuals, and yet these men have been unable return to the lives they lived prior to arrest. A report for PRI/BBC's "The World."
The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country's ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none. VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world's most violent conflicts.