South Africa circa 1994. The whole world holds its breath for THE elecction to consign apartheid to the history books.
I'm in South Africa multiskilling, working with ABC News, independent production companies and filing radio reports to the BBC World Service.
I have a hi8 camera and Sony recorder I'm using in the townships in areas like Katlehong described as the murder capital of the world.
Nine months later, a total of 18 months in South Africa, I'll be in London going through the ropes on this new thing video journalism.
We often talk about the tools to become a videojournalist, but what about the qualities?
And what about the qualities today. Much the same I guess with noticeable exceptions.