I'm in the usual mad scramble to get ready for a 6 day trip to Djibouti. Where is that you say?
Thanks Lonely Planet...
Again I'll be on assignment for UNICEF, this time filming HIV/AIDS projects. A field trip is planned towards the Ethiopian border around Galafi.
This background report from the International Relations and Security Network has filled in a few gaps for me on the current geo-political situation.
A US Army journalist (yes that's a real gig with Uncle Sam) and her photographer colleague have also been keeping a blog of their time in Djibouti over the past month.
Both the US and France have a large military presence in the country.
My filming schedule looks very tight and access to the net could well be difficult. On this trip I'll be updating my Twitter feed and I'll also road test Utterz and try to phone in some audio updates which the service posts directly into the blog.
See you in Djibouti Town.