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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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