Last month, Neil MacFarquhar and Ed Ou and I did a story in Antakya, Turkey, the closest major Turkish city to Syria, and a key point of resupplying and aiding the anti-government activists inside Syria.
At one point, I accompanied a group of anonymous smugglers on a smuggling run across the border at the Orontes River. It’s become a very dangerous but common smuggle run and the men who took me along were very hesitant. Luckily, it went fine and the video turned out great. Give it a viewing below:
Just finished shooting on a trip with Nick Kristof and contest winner, Jordan Schermerhorn, Jordan was selected out of a pool of 4000 applicants to report beside Nick and I in Malawi and Lesotho. Was a beautiful trip, and got some great work done.
One column, along with my picture can be read here.
Tahrir Square today, right before sundown prayers.
A man in the the square held up a poster with a picture of a burning American flag. We caught eyes and he came up to me. He patted me on the shoulder and said, “It’s nothing personal. It’s just a Friday,”
My latest video for The New York Times. The world’s population surpassed seven billion late last year, and Sub-Saharan Africa is now its fastest growing region. With women averaging five and a half births, Nigeria’s population could top 300 million by 2035.