British journalist in Malawi

Read Gwyneth Rees’ report on working for The Chronicle in Lilongwe.

[…] when freedom of the press is supposedly guaranteed under the constitution, journalists should not have to rely on the say-so of one man to go about their business.

[update Jan 11, 2005] Here’s another article: Demoted from editor to delivery girl, overnight

text snippets

  • UK deports Zim asylum seekers – one million Zimbabweans are estimated to be living and working, some of them illegally, in Britain.
  • English version of Spiegel.de available at spiegel.de/international
  • What is your favourite African song? Nominate your favorite African produced song here.

Earthquake in southern Germany

And I didn’t notice a thing…

Epicenter: near Waldkirch / Emmendingen.
Measured 5.4 on the Richter scale.
See also: Spiegel

Report your earthmoving experience. Fill out the form at:
http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/networks/macroseismic/macro_form_eneu.html

They’re also interested to hear from you, if you did NOT feel the earthquake.

dreaming of Lake Malawi

On rainy and stormy days there is little to do. Listening to music and reading have their limits. It is then that the housebound mind takes its own journeys, unfettered by time or place. One sails, once again in the Philippines’ Camotes Sea, walks on England’s moors, swims in Lake Malawi, kneels in Vienna’s Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, strolls the Via Veneto in Rome, dines in a Paris bistro – all without moving from one’s chair.

Source: The Sun Herald, Mississippi

Added advantage of this form of travelling: you don’t need to worry about getting malaria and bilharzia. Nevertheless, I still prefer the real experience!