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Students venture into video

Students venture into video

Yesterday morning, I stumbled out of bed at 5:30am and onto the back of a moto headed for the main market to photograph two of my multimedia students working on their first video story. Surrounded by the wonderful cool that precedes the blistering heat of the day, I arrived to watch my students film the […]


Multimedia classes begin…

Multimedia classes begin…

In a show of Congolese engineering brilliance, the university generator that most of us had assumed destined for the town dump came back to life in time for the start of classes on March 1. With power, a dusty projector, a makeshift screen made from an old white sheet and eight functional, if not fast, […]


Finally in Congo!

Finally in Congo!

So much about life here feels familiar—the streets, the people, the transportation, the food. I get the sense I have been here before, although I know I am simply transferring my memories of Ghana 15 years ago to this place. The students I have met so far at UCBC (the university here in Beni) seem […]


Ten days until departure

Ten days until departure

Keep tabs on the Congo in Focus project with multimedia journalism instructor Anne Medley


Heading to Congo

Heading to Congo

If you’re reading this, you’ve obviously been directed here by… me. Thanks for stopping by. The Congo Initiative (NGO) runs a university in Beni, DRC (in North Kivu province) where I will be teaching multimedia journalism and supervising student projects to be featured here. My goal is to teach students the skills necessary to tell […]