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“À la rescousse des naufragés”

À la demande de plusieurs (et pour primer mon cerveau avant d’entreprendre un autre projet d’écriture en français…) je mets ici des liens vers l’intégral de la série que la correspondante québécoise Agnès Gruda a écrite à bord de l’Aquarius. … Continue reading

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The Vulture Paradox (catchup blog 1 of 3)

On the one hand, I’m very surprised that I haven’t written in these pages since Bremen. On the other hand, I’m not. I came back from the Aquarius at the very end of July of last year (can’t believe it … Continue reading

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Obligatory New Year post 2/2: Year in Review

*EDITED, Jan. 1, 11:00 p.m.* 2016 was a tough year. Ever since the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Prince practically coincided with the Brussels airport bombings, the Zika crisis and the Fort McMurray wildfires, everything is 2016’s fault. … Continue reading

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How to Sell a “Cold Case” Article

A great guide to pitching freelance stories from an accomplished senior member of one of my freelance writing groups. Putting it up here so I don’t forget it!

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Remembering/Se souvenir de Jean Bigirimana

A painful-to-read but important bilingual appeal from my former colleagues at Iwacu for the return of the abducted journalist Jean Bigirimana:   http://www.iwacu-burundi.org/des-mots-pour-jean/ UPDATE: Reporters Without Borders has launched a bilingual petition calling for an independent official investigation into Jean … Continue reading

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Hommage à Jean Bigirimana

  Je n’ai jamais pensé avoir besoin de partager un texte comme ça. Pas au Burundi. On n’était pas en Russie, on n’était pas au Mexique, on n’était pas au Soudan. J’étais énergisée par l’audace de mes collègues. Les journalistes … Continue reading

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Bélinda Munyana, 1987-2016

The members of the extended Isanganiro family are now scattered throughout Africa, Europe and North America. But whatever time zone we woke up in on Tuesday, we woke up with a piece of our world missing.   Bélinda Munyana and her … Continue reading

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A quick scapegoatery prevention manual

Terrorist attacks struck Brussels this morning, at Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station. An airport and a metro station I’ve used multiple times. Apparently, the attackers were Islamist terrorists. It’s a very scary thought; I or any one of … Continue reading

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IWACU ciblé

Mon ex-patron Antoine Kaburahe du Journal Iwacu, le plus récent journaliste d’enquête burundais a être interpellé, tiré devant la justice, malmené et rélâché comme un chat errant que des garçons de 11 ans sont tannés à jouer avec. La personne … Continue reading

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Burundi close to the edge

For those of you who have been following my personal Facebook (or who follow African current events in general) you know about the deterioration of the situation in Burundi. The UN has debated sending in a peacekeeping force, and that … Continue reading

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