My Thoughts & Memories

A Tribute to Taras

The other day my very good friend Reuters’ Kosovo Albanian Journalist (VJ) Bardh Krasniqi sent me this video of Ukrainian Cameraman Taras Protsyuk and I working together in Pristina during a period when Kosovo Albanians were...

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I REMEMBER A TIME …IN CAMBODIA

I remember a time in Cambodia when there were no skyscrapers… I remember a time in Cambodia when there were hardly any cars after dark… And I remember a time when there were no tuk-tuks or taxis or buses…just motos and Land Cruisers and Camrys and...

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The First Time Cambodia Came Up In Conversation…

The first time Phnom Penh ever came up in conversation I was in the departure lounge at Kinshasa airport. I was leaving Africa having spent four weeks covering events in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). There, a civil war had been raging, and I and some of my...

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MY LONGEST WALK – UP THREE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS…

25 YEARS AGO… It was the longest walk I have taken in my life – up three flights of stairs. Those flights of stairs were in the TV building in Sarajevo and it was just after 9 o’çlock in the morning on June 28th 1995. It was the day on which the Bosnian Serbs...

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As the Crow Cries – Chapter One, Prison

PRISON “Journalists get thrown in prison here all the time,” my English journalist friend Roger said matter-of-factly as he twirled his wine glass. He peered over the top of the smudged wine glass rim as he continued, “Here it’s like getting an MBA. But it’s mainly...

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