Car bomb kills 9; injures 90 in Afghan capital



Kabul: A rush hour explosion in Kabul has killed nine people and injured as many as 90 others.
The blast occurred in the Afghani capital around peak hour with many people on their way home from respective schools and businesses at the end of the working day. Continue reading


The forgotten war


South Sudan’s population could be reduced by 50 per cent if extra help from Western countries doesn’t happen soon.
South Sudan is gripped in a civil war that has seen famine hit the country harder than any other nation in Africa.
Crimes against humanity, displacement, violent crimes and severe famine will see inhabitants either leave the country or die from starvation. Continue reading

Journal Entry #5

The holidays have finally hit TAFE which gives me a bit of time to catch my breath and work on some assignments.
The last two weeks I have been a little bit lazy with my contribution towards work and have let a few of the assignments mount up.
That said, I have at least put up a list of subjects and when my assignments are due, just haven’t been proactive enough!

I have bought a video editing program, on my laptop and have been fiddling around with that to improve both my video and audio editing skills.

In class we have been taught quoting by Pam and the importance of getting that correct. I have written a lot of articles over the last two years and only recently realised that I have been quoting all wrong! Pam was very thorough with her lessons and ensured that we all knew how to do it correctly.

Looking forward to after the holidays where we will be venturing out to Central station to film a 360 degree video. i have no experience with 360 videos so should be interesting!

Journal Entry #4

The last couple of weeks has traveled along very quickly! With only 16 weeks in the whole course to think we are half way through has given me a bit of a fright.
Overall I have been feeling pretty nervous and anxious about everything as the pressure gradually builds. A lot of that anxiety has to do with what I will be doing after this course but some of it is also attributed to completing assignments such as writing articles.

The work in class has been pretty good over the last fortnight, the teaching apart from our editing class has been quite good and have enjoyed the freedom in most classes of being able to work on assignments.
Media project has been one of these subjects I have learnt from, by the research and stories I have written. Over the last couple of weeks I have been placing together my stories on the spirit of cricket where I interviewed Geoff Lawson a former international cricketer, and a story on the growth of veganism in Australia.

Still feeling overwhelmed by the audio and video editing aspects of the course and hasn’t been taught these much at all. Hopefully this changes soon but have started to do some of my own editing work in the hope of learning the ropes.