The Easter bombings and terrorist attacks throughout Sri Lanka occurred during my time with Al Jazeera’s program 101 East. It was incredibly interesting to be in meetings discussing how to cover such a delicate and devastating issue as well as hearing the strategies of foreign correspondents when entering such terrain. In reaction to this I was tasked with monitoring any and all updates on the situation as it was happening and compiled a 50 page document detailing the events and people involved as well as potential interviewees on the ground.
I was also employed after the duration of my internship, to assist in transcribing the interviews conducted in Sri Lanka.
June 2019, Al Jazeera English, 101 East
Correspondent: Drew Ambrose
Senior Producer: Nick Olle
Sri Lanka producer: Arun Arokianathan
Camera: Craig Hansen
Picture Editor: Andy Mees
Intern/Transcriptions: Marina Trajkovich
Script doctor: Liz Gooch
Executive Producer: Sharon Roobol