Karibu Kibera

  Before going any further, the word Karibu means ‘welcome’ in Kiswahili, and it’s one you’re likely to hear on a regular basis here. This post issues after a flying visit to Nairobi, where I arrived on Friday after a long journey from Dublin with delays at both ends. In Amsterdam our engines wouldn’t start….

Blind Man Walking

Just a very short note to mention a documentary showing at the IFI this Sunday. Blind Man Walking features Mark Pollock (pictured), the blind adventurer that just won’t quit. I met Mark while doing a feature on him ahead of his race to the South Pole, in which he became the first blind man to…

Post-script

If I had a euro for every time someone watched my social media guru video…I’d have around €20,000 by lunchtime today. Which would be nice. Last Thursday I spent 30 minutes writing a script and building a little animation around it using a site called xtranormal.com. The vid took a swipe at the self-proclaimed social…

Basic Branding 101

Adam Westbrook is two posts deep into his 6X6 series for journalists, six posts with six tips in each on a particular theme to help journalists kickstart their careers in a new multimedia environment. The first post, on branding yourself, carries some simple, universal rules that should apply to  international entities as well as they…