Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Guns, wars and Video Journalism

Looking like something out of M*A*S*H, that's David Heathfield (2nd from right), class of 2007, now working for Nato as a video journalist.

While we face the humdrum of city life, David's busily staying away from snipers and the rest.

He's an incredibly nice guy and deserves all the success that comes his way.

David's is one of many students whom over the years has taken advantage of the Nato-War Games programme we run at the University, where up to eight students fly into a simulated war in one of the Nordic countries to report.

In David, and Tamer a correspondent in Gaza for Al Jazeera, they're right at the Front Line. I have an exit interview with Tamer, shot by David which I'll post sometime.

He had very good VJ skills, but was always pushing. In his last email he tells me how his style has completely alterted; it's more robust in his present job.

We wish him the very very best.

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