Newsgathering

Robbed at the Gaddafi’s London Mansion

Robbed at the Gaddafi's London Mansion

When I am old and grey and somebody asks me what was the most bizarre experience of my journalistic career, I will probably mention this day. I went out filming today with Rana Jawad, the BBC’s Tripoli correspondent who is in London at the moment. We decided to do a story about what is being […]


Tooway Live Video Streaming

I’ve been in Athens for most of the past week, working as a producer and cameraman with the BBC’s new Athens correspondent, Mark Lowen. We have been covering the fallout from the economic crisis in Greece which has forced the Prime Minister, George Papandreou, to step down. It’s my first deployment covering a story where […]


Images from the Aftermath of the Earthquake in Ercis

Here are some more images I took in Ercis, the town worst hit by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the southeast of Turkey on the 23 October 2011. Covering the aftermath of this earthquake was tough. Things got off to a bad start when our connecting flight was advertised at the wrong time at […]


Turkey Earthquake

This is the spot where the BBC has been camped out all day in Ercis, covering the Turkish #earthquake. We were all hoping they would find more survivors of the earthquake in this collapsed apartment block. Several times during the day the rescue workers called for complete silence to hear if anyone was calling out […]


Liberation Day In Libya

I made an unexpected visit to Libya this weekend to cover the country’s official liberation declaration for the BBC, following the death of Muammar Gaddafi. The event took place in the country’s second largest city, Benghazi, where the revolution against Gaddafi’s 42 year rule, began in February. It was held in a parade ground across […]


Greece Feels Like a Country Ready to Explode

Greece Feels Like a Country Ready to Explode

I’m going back to Athens this week to cover a strike by public sector workers after spending a few days there last week for the BBC. That trip was a real eyeopener for me. Our hotel overlooked Syntagma Square in front of parliament and every day there were demonstrations of one sort or another. I […]


On My Way To Dadaab

On My Way To Dadaab

I’m travelling to the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya this week to film a story for the BBC with world affairs correspondent, Mike Wooldridge. We’ll be looking at how the millions of pounds donated by the British public is being spent on the ground to help those affected by the region’s worst drought […]


Using the iPhone as a Newsgathering Tool

Using the iPhone as a Newsgathering Tool

The BBC is rolling out a new course to train its journalists on how to use the iPhone to gather news material for television, radio and online. I was one of the first people to go on the new course and found it very useful. We were given tips on how get the most out […]


The Afghan War

 The Afghan War

This week I attended the BBC’s News Festival. Its an annual event where organisation’s staff get to hear leading figures inside and outside the organisation debate the issues dominating the headlines and the challenges facing the media. I was looking forward to listening to Helen Boaden, the head of BBC news. Her session proved a […]