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  • Allison Jackson - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-05-07 08:53:30 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Allison JacksonAFP (blog)"Shah Marai loved to tell dirty jokes. His piercing blue-green eyes would twinkle mischievously as he shared his latest gag. Even before he reached the punchline he would be laughing," writes Kabul bureau chief Allison Jackson in a tribute to AFP's ...et plus ...

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  • John Wessels - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-04-25 03:00:42 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)John WesselsAFP (blog)"Suffering and triumph on a massive scale. All of it under-reported. And frustration. Frustration that no-one seems to be paying attention. That about sums up my posting to the Congo so far," writes John Wessels, a photographer based in Kinshasa. Read ...

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  • Reporting from somewhere - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-04-25 03:00:42 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Reporting from somewhereAFP (blog)(AFP / John Wessels). Having lived through such horror in the past, people are not taking any chances. At the first whisper of a rumor of attacks, people pick up and flee. One night when I was in Tchomia, a rumor spread that the town was under attack ...et plus ...

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  • Joe Freeman - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-04-16 08:04:14 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Joe FreemanAFP (blog)"As soon as we stepped off the plane, the cameras were rolling. Not our cameras. The government's," writes Joe Freeman, a reporter based in Bangkok, of his government-organized tour of northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, the epicentre of the Rohingya ...et plus ...

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  • Ronaldo Schemidt - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-04-12 20:44:53 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Ronaldo SchemidtAFP (blog)“I felt an intense flash of heat and turned around and saw a ball of fire coming towards me. I didn't know what it was. I just followed it, snapping away without stopping. Then I heard the screams and realized what had happened. Ten seconds and it was ...et plus ...

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  • A tale of two statues - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-04-11 03:03:06 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)A tale of two statuesAFP (blog)(AFP / Patrick Baz). That hotel made for some surreal scenes. One day a group of Chinese journalists arrived. They didn't have chemical weapons kits like we did, but they did have cages of birds. They explained that, like the proverbial canary in a ...et plus ...

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  • Loren Elliott - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-04-11 03:03:06 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Loren ElliottAFP (blog)"I never thought that I would have any kind of empathy for reptiles. They're not exactly the most lovable creatures," writes Loren Elliott, a photographer based in Houston, Texas. "But attending the the largest Rattlesnake Roundup in Texas may have ...

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  • Stefanie Glinski - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-04-05 10:23:26 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Stefanie GlinskiAFP (blog)“'I hope there are no water snakes,' I thought as my feet sunk into the muddy bottom of the river. I was balancing six kilos of camera equipment on my head with one hand, trying to keep my balance with the other, chest deep in the water, and all I ...

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  • Michaela Cancela-Kieffer - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-03-27 08:41:15 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Michaela Cancela-KiefferAFP (blog)With violent protests gripping Barcelona after its fugitive former leader was arrested abroad, AFP's Madrid deputy bureau chief Michaela Cancela-Kieffer recounts a magical moment during the previous wave of demonstrations last October, when Catalonia ...et plus ...

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  • Thomas Coex - AFP (blog)

    Posted 2018-03-26 08:25:54 by: Deleted Member

    AFP (blog)Thomas CoexAFP (blog)"When you're a journalist who works and lives in Jerusalem, you know that religious conflict is an important story," writes Thomas Coex, AFP's chief photographer for Israel and the Palestinian Territories. "There's so much tension here. You see it ...

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