How two Canadian freelancers covered the Westgate mall shooting

How two Canadian freelancers covered the Westgate mall shootingTwo recent Canadian journalism graduates, dreaming of careers as international journalists, caught the break of a lifetime while on fellowship with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

Wanting to combine her passion for journalism and travel, French journalist Flavie Halais applied for, and was awarded, the international fellowship. “I dreamed of working abroad as a journalist covering international issues,” she said.

The 28-year-old graduated from Concordia University in 2009, and after a stint interning at CBC Montreal, she worked as a freelancer before being selected as one of two Canadian fellows sent to Nairobi. Fellows spend eight months reporting on development-related issues in Africa or Asia working with partners of the Aga Khan Development Network.

via Catching a break in Nairobi: How two Canadian freelancers covered the Westgate mall shooting | AdamBemma.com.

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