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Henry

One glance at the old man in a lawn chair on the sidewalk of downtown Les Cayes, Haiti was all it took. I have a thing for documenting the elderly and I knew he had something to say- what with all those years watching the world go by. I ran up to him, introduced myself […]

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BUILDING PEACE IN THE BATHROOM

Some stories take months to finish because they just don’t have enough of a news hook – or because we freelancers get distracted or take on full-time work elsewhere. I am glad I didn’t get around to updating my story until this month- days before the Kenyan elections. It gave me a better chance to […]

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Goodnight Little Moon – La Luna Casa y Arte Closes in San Salvador

GOODNIGHT LITTLE MOON: Tonight the full moon sets over San Salvador – La Luna Casa y Arte that is. I wish I could be there to say goodbye to the most spectacular cultural venue I have ever known in this world. There are Luna aficionados howling in its honor all over the place – Los […]

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The 2012 International Reporting Project’s Kenya Bloggers Trip

This spring I had the good fortune of taking on a five-month contract with the International Reporting Project (IRP) as the coordinating producer of its Kenya Bloggers Trip on sexual and reproductive health. Headquartered in Washington, DC at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Service, the IRP provides opportunities for journalists to go overseas […]

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Returned Immigrants Cultivate New Life Back in Guatemala

by Julienne Gage AGRICULTURE FOR BASIC NEEDS PROGRAM, Catholic Relief Services and Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Central America   Up north in the United States, farmer Don Manolo de León Ortíz worked in the fields, but as a migrant worker, he didn’t really learn to make the crops grow, nor did he have much sense […]

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Caught in Translation (Field Notes from Argentina) by Julienne Gage

Caught in Translation, Buenos Aires, 2010 Producer Field Notes from the HDNet World Report Documentary Searching for Children of the Disappeared (see trailer here) This is a blog I wrote from Buenos Aires in December 2010 while producing a documentary about the search for adult children of people who disappeared during Argentina’s Dirty War for HDNet […]

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REFLECTIONS OF MOROCCO PHOTO PROJECT by Julienne Gage

Following the Madrid train bombings of March 11, 2004, Spain’s Moroccan community experienced a massive backlash of xenophobia because many of the terrorists implicated in the attacks were Moroccans. In response, many Madrid residents  –both Spaniards and Moroccan immigrants– rallied together to condemn both terrorism and racist responses to it[the bombings?]. I asked a group of […]

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FACES OF FIELDWORK #1: Pretty Woman

FACES OF FIELDWORK As a features writer and anthropologist, I often go out on one assignment and find all sorts of interesting side stories that may or may not merit a full investigation. I also love to take portraits of interesting faces, especially of the elderly. Sometimes photos in and of themselves really don’t tell […]

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Video Post from the Field, March 2011

This is a video post I sent out to friends and family this past March while on assignment touring Central America to cover sustainable agriculture for Catholic Relief Services and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Eighteen years earlier, I toured this same region as a student of international development for a bachelor’s in peace studies […]

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Life Lessons from a Leader Who Died Too Young

The Following is a reflection I  wrote this summer for my 20-year Mead High School Reunion in Spokane, Washington. My closest childhood friend, Krista Hunt Ausland, was our 1990-1991 Student Body President. Thirteen years after her death by bus accident in the mountains of Bolivia, I still spend a lot of time imagining my childhood […]

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