BREAKING: Press card update
I can’t have a 1 year press card, but I can have a 3 month one. Press cards are free until February. The government will then (supposedly) reset the cost to something a lot more manageable than the previous US$1,000 per annum. Something more freelancer friendly like US$50 or US$100, or so I’m told.
How to be a foreign correspondent
“have someone interesting to talk to, somewhere interesting to go to, something interesting to write about, record, shoot, film, link to, and an outlet to file to, every single day” That’s it. The outlet could be The New Yorker. Or it could be Twitter. Or both. But, that, in sum, as far as I see it, is it. Oh… and deffo have a second stream of income. At least in the...
Kigali Wire registered over 70,000 hits in December. It looks like it’ll tip over 100,000 in January or February. I’m not sure if it’s the publishing process that’s doing it or what, but the site is slowly starting to make a mark on Google. Was particularly interesting (for me) to see how it outranked both The New Yorker and The Huffington Post for folk searching for the...
Applied for a press card. Should arrive today. If they approve me.