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Extraction! Comix Reportage: mixing comics and journalism about mining

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 1°C] New technologies and new forms of web distribution open up possibilities to republish past works to new audiences and give them new lives. Below is a book that was published back in 2007 at a print-run of only 500 copies. They sold like hotcakes and quickly disappeared from bookshelves, bookfairs and are now occasionally seen in second-hand bookstore windows. A friend of mine just send a link to a new comic he published using Issuu to render it available online. It gave me the idea of rescucitating old publications that were send to obscurity long before...

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Humanitarian Relief and War Journalism is focus of ‘Ceasefire’, Premiered in Montréal

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 19°C] I just stepped out of historic Cinema Impérial for Montréal World Film Festval‘s world premiere screening of Lancelot von Naso’s first feature film, Waffenstillstand (Ceasefire). The setting for the 104-minute film is Iraq in 2004, months after George W. Bush declared from beneath the “Mission Accomplished” banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln that “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.” We all know now, with continued fighting in Iraq more than five years later that the war was nowhere near completion. The film...

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Reportage, Journalism and Media Coverage in Conflict Situations

[Montréal, Québec, Canada  27°C] Since my visit to Southern Sudan last spring—and with the intention of returning for next year’s election in April—I’ve been reading about working as a journalist in conflict situations and reading journalistic stories written from conflict zones. Some great books I’ve read lately are written by journalists covering areas of political instability and war as foreign correspondents. One of my favourites is Ryszard Kapuscinski’s The Shadow of the Sun. Kapuscinski was Poland’s first and only foreign correspondent in the 1950’s. He was sent to cover Africa as the continent unraveled from colonialism, providing readers with insight...