The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa

The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd, the first commercial radio station in Africa. I was extremely saddened to hear that Radio Syd had been almost entirely destroyed in a fire earlier this year, January 2020. Thankfully, the Swedish couple, Benny and Connie, who used to operate the radio station turned guesthouse, survived the fire butContinue reading “The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa”

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Photo of the Day: Filmmakers, Jason Florio and Andy Thompson, documentary-making in The Gambia, West Africa

Follow us on Instagram for regular updates on our work, here in The Gambia, West Africa @floriophotos / @jasonflorio / @doors_helenjonesflorio / @gaiamedia Image: Photographer and filmmaker Jason Florio, filming an interview with a young Gambian man, for a short documentary about security sector reform (SSR) in The Gambia, with co-director, Andy Thompson/Gaia Media. ImageContinue reading “Photo of the Day: Filmmakers, Jason Florio and Andy Thompson, documentary-making in The Gambia, West Africa”

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Back in The Gambia – doors and storefronts of a small West African country

A quick update as we prepare to set off for a day of filming (more on that later) with Jason Florio. I’m looking forward to capturing more of the unique and quirky doors and storefronts of The Gambia, West Africa. Helen Jones-Florio #GambiaDoors See also #DisappearingMalta CURRENT LOCATION: OCTOBER 2020 – THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, andContinue reading “Back in The Gambia – doors and storefronts of a small West African country”

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#TBT: Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa

December 2012: ‘Labé, the capital of the Fouta Djallon, Guinea-Conakry, is motorcycle city. The streets are overrun with thousands of cheap Chinese-manufactured bikes and ‘moto- taxis’ are the way to travel, carrying a minimum of 2-3 passengers. As we walked around the town, we constantly darted out of  the way as  a ‘moto’ zoomed towardsContinue reading “#TBT: Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa”

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