Helene Franchineau is a video journalist/shooter/editor/LiveU operator based in İstanbul, covering Turkey and the Middle East. Hélène was previously a video journalist for the Associated Press based in Beijing, China. She spent a total of 7 years in China and Hong Kong, where she also worked for the South China Morning Post and freelanced for the BBC and the New York Times, among others. She has both the international press card from the IFJ and the official Turkish press card.
New York Times' short doc on Turkey on the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections - June 2018 (I was one of the video journalists who shot that video).
Prinkipo, Istanbul’s historic orphanage, awaits salvation (AP, September 2018): There's a push to save an imposing, historic timber building that once housed an orphanage for Greek children on an island off Istanbul. Reported, filmed, edited and produced for the Associated Press.
'Khashoggi disappearance: fear and hope in Istanbul' (CGTN, October 2018) Long edit of a story shot China's international English language news channel, during a one-week long assignment on Jamal Khashoggi's murder in the Saudi consulate.
Skatepark brings joy to refugee children (Jordan December 2017- filmed/edited for the Associated Press)
AP showreel 2014-2017