Monthly Archives: July 2010

Akella

Yesterday was the last day of the Gulu seminar. The journalists there, mostly from the Acholi tribe, decided to give all three of us Acholi names. Steve’s new name is Komagum (ko-mah-goom), meaning Luck. Grace – who suggested the name … Continue reading

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Water Crisis in Kolo, Uganda

Today, I went out with a team of peace journalists to cover the water crisis in the Gulu district of Uganda. We ended up in a village in Kolo (about half an hour out of Gulu town) where I learned … Continue reading

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Landmine Survivors Make New Life

My first radio journalism piece ever. I went out with a team in Gulu, Uganda with the goal of doing a developmental journalism piece. See the photos below as a supplement to the piece. If you can’t see the audio … Continue reading

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Ethics

Today, I taught a lesson on ethics in the media to the radio journalists at Steve Youngblood’s Peace Journalism seminar in Gulu, Uganda. I used the National Public Radio (NPR) code of ethics as talking points. This code is great … Continue reading

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Safety & Security

Casear (our driver to Gulu) examining the tire. We headed to Gulu yesterday for our second seminar. It took six hours, because we had more tire problems. This time, we didn’t have a leaking tire – which now seems tame – … Continue reading

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Dichotomies

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. We had the most perfect day imaginable followed by one where absolutely everything went wrong. Friday was spectacular. The day started off with a nature walk through the … Continue reading

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One Hundred Cows

A Ugandan man asked me to marry him and stay in Fort Portal forever. He said I would enjoy the weather and have a good life. I told him that neither my mother nor my best friend would ever allow … Continue reading

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