Sunday, December 14, 2008

International video journalism 2009

For 15 years I have belonged to Chatham House, whose US equivalent is the Council for Foreign Relations.

I have had a good share of international stories but haven't been as active as I'd like to be recently in producing original stories.

Next year I hope that'll change.

I have got a couple of police stories planned and would dearly like to return to a report I made earlier looking at intel and young people.

You can see the trailer on the front page of, as well as short piece working with the Financial Times.

Meanwhile, there's an interesting pdf on Chatham House putting into prespective Ghana's elections.

The off agenda election
Ghana has been presided over by President Kufuor, nicknamed The Gentle Giant, for the last 8 years.

This present election has been nail bitingly close.

Kufuor's man Nana Akufo-Addo picked up 49.13% of the vote, whilst his rival John Atta Mills supported by Ghana's previous president Jerry Rawlings took 47.92% of the vote.

According to the electoral commission, reported on the BBC, because neither broke through 50% this means a run-off on the 28 December.

The significance of Ghana's election passing off peacefully cannot be down played. Particularly as it's used its patriarchal status to shape its own image abroad.

Kuffuor has played a huge role in African business and democracy

I'm wondering if there are any Vjs who could point us to their reportage.

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