Calistus Bosaletswe

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Gaborone, Botswana

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Calistus Bosaletswe


June 2001 – December 2005   The Ngami Times 
General News Reporter

Working in a busy office and meeting deadlines.
Arranging and appointing interviews with my sources
Writing questionnaires inquiring on various subjects as part of gathering news  
Making a follow up on breaking news 
Writing stories and meeting deadline 

Jan 2006- June 2007 : ECHO newspaper
Freelance Journalist :
.  Gathering and writing articles for the newspaper while based in Maun
. Covering different beats such as court,politics,environmental issues,education,crime,sports,arts and human interesting stories.
 June 2007 –May 2010  : The Voice
Full time Freelance  Journalist

    I wrote extensively about human interest stories,court stories,business stories .
    This required much more creativity for stories to spark and inform the reader.
    Developing new angles from other stories from international and  local publications.

MAY 2010-JUNE 2010:The Mirror
 Senior Reporter

    Other duties required me to gather  and write lead stories  .
    Editing stories from freelancers and other junior reporters before sending the copy to the editor

  JUNE 2010 – up to date: Sunday Standard,The Telegraph
  Freelance Journalist
.This requires a lot of work which includes gathering information ,writing stories on array of subjects on daily basis.
.Writing on daily basis also need more time ,discipline and concentration  to meet the deadlines.  I am always on the streets gathering information about issues  of public interest such as politics,courts,environment,human interesting stories, crime, business, arts  and lifestyle.
.Writing stories for a local private radio station called Gabzfm
.Recording stories and editing clips using Cool Edit 

.Political Reporting
.Health Reporting
.Environmental reporting
.HIV/AIDs reporting
.Election Reporting




Calistus Bosaletswe is a journalist with 15 years experience in print and broadcast media. I have written extensively on different beats such as politics,environment,business,humanitarian issues, health, human interesting stories and sports. I am also pursuing data journalism related articles after completing Data Journalism Fundamentals with University of Hong Kong in collaboration with Google NewsLab.

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