Making the News

Synopsis

The Pat-Moi Telecenter, in Bo, Sierra Leone. Most Sierra Leone households have no electricity, so people charge their mobile phones here: 1,000 leone (US$0.20) per charge.

For Colors 86- Making the News, I travelled to Ghana to meet the undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and see the various disguises he uses to expose stories on infanticide; abuse in the health system; and corruption. In Sierra Leone I met Kevin who built his own radio station from scrap, and Patrick, a citizen journalist who reports by text. In Italy I went to see how the most powerful man in Italy make the news, and in France to meet a ‘paparazzi drone’.