Patrick Barth is a TV camera man and photojournalist. Fluent in five languages he has travelled extensively on assignments in Ethiopia, Somalia, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya as well as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Haiti. He is experienced in working on difficult stories in hostile environments.
His broadcast and stills photography work has been commissioned, broadcast and published by CNN, Channel 4, ITN, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern Magazine, The Times, Telecinco Spain, Scottish Television, RTL Television, Getty Images, The Independent on Sunday Review, Geographical, Spiegel, and many other respected international clients.
Fred Bridgland is a Johannesburg based former Reuters Africa correspondent with over thirty years experience of covering the continent. He has made films on African stories for the BBC’s flagship current affairs programmes Newsnight and Panorama, and is author of three books on African themes. Among many stories, Bridgland has covered the Angolan war and the transition in South Africa from apartheid rule to democracy.
In January 2005 he launched the Africa Report of the London based Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) working with teams of reporters in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya Liberia, South Africa and other parts of Africa. Bridgland also specialises in environmental and development related stories.
David Pratt is a journalist, author and filmmaker, and has been a foreign correspondent for over twenty years. As a reporter, photojournalist and TV cameraman, he has worked for Reuters, Agence France Presse, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and is a regular contributor to the BBC on conflict and foreign affairs issues. He is also foreign editor of the UK based Sunday Herald.
A specialist in the Arab and Islamic world, he has covered conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan - where he once had tea with Osama bin Laden - Iraq, Israel / Palestine, Haiti, and across Africa, including Liberia, Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Sudan and Somalia. Pratt has twice been finalist in the Amnesty International Media Awards for his reporting on human rights issues in Africa.