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About James
Multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker interested in exploring social issues that tackle post colonialism, indigenous culture, environment and identity.
I am a member of the African Photojournalism Database. A joint project of World Press Photo Foundation & Everyday Africa. DW Akademie Constructive Journalism Lab Fellow 2022, One World Media Fellow 2021. 

I have produced content for/in partnership with National Geographic, Al Jazeera, DW, Open Society Institute of Southern Africa, The Namibian newspaper, One World Media, UNESCO, FAO and UNFPA.
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
Technology Science & Environment War Reporter

Katima water restored

20 Mar 2024  |  namibian.com.na
Water service in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, was disrupted on a Wednesday morning and restored by 19h00 the same day, affecting thousands of visitors and locals. The outage began around 10h00 and was resolved by NamWater, as reported on social media.

Katima water restored

20 Mar 2024  |  namibian.com.na
Water supply in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, was disrupted on a Wednesday morning and restored by 19h00 the same day. The outage affected thousands of visitors and locals, and the restoration was communicated via social media.



Twins of a same sex couple were denied entry into Namibia. The twins were born through surrogacy in South Africa and the birth was registered under Phillip Lühl, a Namibian citizen. I followed their journey towards influencing immigration law in Namibia


Fishermen's Fear: Dodging Bullets on the Zambezi

18 Dec 2020  |  Investigation Unit
Fishermen in the Zambezi region of Namibia have been living in fear of being shot by Botswana soldiers while fishing along the Chobe River, which borders Botswana. The situation escalated two months prior to the article's publication when Botswana soldiers killed four unarmed Namibian fishermen, leading to public outrage and demonstrations in Namibia. Over 37 Namibian fishermen have been killed since independence. The article shares personal stories of intimidation and survival, including the adoption of counter-tactics like avoiding night fishing. Fishermen depend on the river for their livelihood, despite the risks. The article also mentions the shooting of a fisherman's brother and the experiences of a local chief and a former Namibian Defence Force member who keeps guns for protection. The article is supported by the Google News Initiative and The Namibian.

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