I’m an independent journalist and filmmaker. 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 A7Sii, 360 camera, Mavic Ronin-S stabilizer, Mavic Pro drone). I can file for print, radio, and/or video.
Canadians are heading to the polls on Monday to vote in Parliamentary elections. But after four years in power and a string of recent controversies, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his majority Liberal Party are facing a tough race against Conservative and progressive challengers, who are campaigning on a platform of change. Special Correspondent Benedict Moran has a preview.
Uganda's capital Kampala is home to a group of filmmakers making action-packed movies in an area called Wakaliwood. The ultra-violent films cover themes like Ebola and conflict, and can be filled with car chases, kung fu, zombies and murderous pumpkins. After dozens of films, Wakaliwood is gaining the world's attention. Special correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso report.
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.