Sometimes journalists working in chaotic, hostile environments uncover amazing stories. Other times, they become the story.
Veteran multimedia journalist Tim Freccia, who has been filing a series of dispatches from southern Sudan for Enough and Not On Our Watch, recently traveled to the town of Bor in Jonglei state. His goal was to link up with and document one of the barges that is traveling south along the Nile River bringing southern Sudanese living in the North back home ahead of next month’s referendum on southern independence.
UPDATE: Freccia made it back to Juba, the capital of southern Sudan, and spent a few days drying out and recovering. He received a loaner camera from Nairobi and he is looking forward to getting back into the field and covering the important stories coming out of southern Sudan as the region gears up for the independence vote and tries to avert a return to civil war with the North.