- Currently in Iraq covering the third phase of Battle the Liberate Mosul. Bud Wichers was born in Indonesia, in one of the poorest slums of its capital, Jakarta. His biological parents saw so few opportunities for him that they had no other recourse than to work through a hospital and an orphanage to give him a better future. Bud was put up for adoption. Bud: "Because I am adopted, I realize that my life could have been so different now if I stayed in Indonesia. My adoptive parents in the Netherlands gave me the opportunity to develop myself and encouraged me to become whatever I wanted to become." Bud chose to become a journalist. Curious by nature, Bud always looks for adventure as he constantly seeks to witness world events, and tell a good, honest, and interesting story. These are the ingredients behind what makes Bud Wichers the renowned journalist he has become. He, now, has over 10 years of experience reporting in conflict areas, such as the Middle East, North Africa, South America, and Asia. He has provided news packages for such well-known organizations as Agence France-Presse, Thomson Reuters, the ANP and NTR. Through these organisations, his work has been featured on CNN, Sky News, BBC, and Al Jazeera. Bud has produced documentaries in Indonesia, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Palestinian territories, and Israel which have been screened at film festivals in the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. But, Bud is most proud of the documentary about his own life. The film is called "Searching for Mom', and is the story of his search for his biological parents.
A sample of a video project in Syria as a video journalist. (2)
A sample of a video project in Syria as a video journalist. (1)
A sample of a documentary project in the Middle East as a video journalist.
A general sample of my work as a video journalist.