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Civilians trapped in a war zone without humanitarian aid... child labor in overseas factories that export to the West... migrants navigating the most hostile routes on earth in search of a better life. These are the kinds of stories I’ve pursued over the past decade as a multimedia journalist and filmmaker. I write, take pictures and produce videos. Sometimes, I get in front of the camera. But the goal remains the same: to seek out hard, under-reported subjects and make them resonate as deeply as possible.

 

Formerly TIME Magazine’s Afghanistan correspondent, I have reported from more than fifty countries and a half-dozen conflicts spanning West Africa to Southeast Asia for National Geographic, Outside, The Washington Post, The Guardian and The Economist. I’m a contributing editor at VQR and member of the Overseas Press Club. On the broadcast side, I produce and host films for Al Jazeera English, AJ+ and SBS Dateline.

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Civilians trapped in a war zone without humanitarian aid... child labor in overseas factories that export to the West... migrants navigating the most hostile routes on earth in search of a better life. These are the kinds of stories I’ve pursued over the past decade as a multimedia journalist and filmmaker. I write, take pictures and produce videos. Sometimes, I get in front of the camera. But the goal remains the same: to seek out hard, under-reported subjects and make them resonate as deeply as possible.

 

Formerly TIME Magazine’s Afghanistan correspondent, I have reported from more than fifty countries and a half-dozen conflicts spanning West Africa to Southeast Asia for National Geographic, Outside, The Washington Post, The Guardian and The Economist. I’m a contributing editor at VQR and member of the Overseas Press Club. On the broadcast side, I produce and host films for Al Jazeera English, AJ+ and SBS Dateline.

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Much of my journalism has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where I am an International Reporting Fellow. Project pages for investigations into Bangladesh’s garment industry, a hidden resource war in Burma and a range of other subjects can be found here. This ongoing partnership has allowed me to dig deeper into the stories I care about; and engage directly with audiences around the world through live events that provoke discussion and promote awareness.

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Much of my journalism has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where I am an International Reporting Fellow. Project pages for investigations into Bangladesh’s garment industry, a hidden resource war in Burma and a range of other subjects can be found here. This ongoing partnership has allowed me to dig deeper into the stories I care about; and engage directly with audiences around the world through live events that provoke discussion and promote awareness.

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After years of roadwork as a one-man-band, I founded Blackbeard Films out of a yearning to collaborate and explore new creative frontiers. We’re based in Oakland, CA, with a global network of seasoned journalists and producers that share a commitment to pursuing stories on the edge. We offer trainings on multimedia journalism and guerilla filmmaking.

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After years of roadwork as a one-man-band, I founded Blackbeard Films out of a yearning to collaborate and explore new creative frontiers. We’re based in Oakland, CA, with a global network of seasoned journalists and producers that share a commitment to pursuing stories on the edge. We offer trainings on multimedia journalism and guerilla filmmaking.

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Please get in touch if you have ideas to share, want to tag-team a project, organize a talk/film screening, or just need some guidance on making it as an independent journalist in an ever-shifting landscape. This line of work is tougher than when I started. We’re all trying to get by and get better, and we need allies. 

Onward.

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Please get in touch if you have ideas to share, want to tag-team a project, organize a talk/film screening, or just need some guidance on making it as an independent journalist in an ever-shifting landscape. This line of work is tougher than when I started. We’re all trying to get by and get better, and we need allies. 

Onward.

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