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The Rory Peck Trust is dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers around the world. Producer of the #RoryPeckAwards
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Sep 26, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
First up in our #RoryPeckAwards spotlight series is #News finalist Al-Emrun Garjon, a Bangladeshi freelance photojournalist and videographer, shortlisted for his film The Rohingya Crisis [1] 100,000s of Rohingya Muslims have poured into Bangladesh since August 2017, fleeing persecution in the Rakhine province of #Myanmar. Garjon’s footage captures their struggle to survive this long journey in search of safety [2]
Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 5 min read
ANNOUNCING: Finalists for #RoryPeckAwards 2018 - outstanding films and footage this year from #freelancers across the globe bit.ly/2x6sTB5 Congratulations to the #RoryPeckAwards finalists for #News: @AlEmrunGarjon @HumamHusari and @MikelKonate! bit.ly/2x6sTB5
May 4, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
The fifth and final freelancer in this week’s #WorldPressFreedomDay series is journalist & photographer Sally Hayden from Ireland, who currently focuses on migration, conflict and humanitarian crises. Here she is photographed [left] while reporting in Burkina Faso in 2014 The photo above was taken by Matus Krcmarik. Across the day we'll be sharing pictures & insights from Sally that give glimpses of her experiences as a #freelancer working internationally. Follow this thread!
May 3, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
The 4th freelancer in our #WPFD18 series is Ukrainian photographer Alena Grom. Born in Donetsk, a city controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014, Alena fled with her family to live in Kyiv. Her work focuses on children living in conflict zones and refugees in her country Alena took this photo last spring in Marinka, a badly damaged city on the front-line of the armed conflict in Donbass. “The girl's name is Nastya,” the freelancer said. “She lives with her family, including her little sister, near military positions." [1/4]
May 2, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
Day 3 of our #WorldPressFreedomDay series on the working lives of #freelancers worldwide - today we're sharing insights from freelance investigative journalist Mabvuto Banda, who lives and works in Malawi. Follow this thread across the day to hear about his experiences The climate for journalists in #Malawi has improved over the last 15 years. Nonetheless Mabvuto has been arrested on numerous occasions during his twenty-year career in #journalism. In Malawi, a law still provides for the imprisonment of anyone who 'insults' the head of state.
May 1, 2018 14 tweets 6 min read
For the second day of our #WPFD18 series exploring behind the scenes of freelancers at work in regions across the world, we'll be sharing insights from freelance photographer César Rodríguez in Mexico - a country that ranks 147th of 180 on @RSF_inter's World Press Freedom Index Freelancer César Rodríguez was born in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, where he took this photo: “This was in a living room in a house in Tepic, Nayarit, where a clash between armed civilians and the navy took place." [1/2]
Apr 30, 2018 16 tweets 5 min read
This is Syrian #freelance photographer Msallam Abd Albaset. Today he’ll be the first freelancer in this week’s #WPFD18 series to share photos from his workplace: Eastern Ghouta, #Syria. هذا هو المصور السوري المستقل مسلم عبد الباسط. اليوم ، سيكون أول صحفي حر في سلسلة #WPFD18 هذا الأسبوع لمشاركة الصور من مكان عمله: الغوطة الشرقية.