For more than 25 years we have been preaching the doctrine of video literacy for all journalists, of all stripes. In a digital world, there is no difference whatsoever between print and video (or stills for that matter).
Marc-André Pauzé's insight:
On a beau affirmer que la photo documentaire reste forte, les têtes d'organisations d'informations veulent de plus en plus de vidéos. Les dictats du marché et de l'audience qui préfère du vidéo, semble-t-il.
Nunavik, Canada. Villages are often stuck in raging blizzards for days. While in the storm, no plane transportation are possible even for medevac, village are isolated from the rest of the world. Sometimes, even communications are down.
Cree Chief Theresa Spence Protest Camp. The Chief of Attawapiskat is on her 19th and 20th day of fasting to raise attention by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Poverty and First Nation concern on the new bill C-45.
After launching in June this year, we were overwhelmed with members. Freelance foreign and conflict reporters from around the world joined our ranks. Members have been out and about producing incredible work in the world's hot-spots and lesser-known locations. Here's a quick look at the successes, coverage and personal work of (just some) of the FFR members this year. It certainly gives a flavour of what we have been up to.
Marc-André Pauzé's insight:
A list of great achievement and projects for Frontline Freelance Register members. I am happy to see my Northern Edge Project listed.
With the rise of the “Idle No More” protest movement, First Nations communities have decided to take actions and regain their words in the decision making process regarding their future and the ressources that still belong to them as is stipulated by international law. Grand Chief Theresa Spence is at the center of this movement, by doing a hunger strike until she meets with Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. She says that she is willing to die because of the pain she is witnessing in many First Nations communities. The spark of this empowerment movement was the Bill C-45 in Canada. This law jeopardize the first nations sovereignty on the use of their lands, as well as changing environmental laws of water protection.
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