Posted by imagineburundi on July 26, 2012
July 25, 2012
In Episode 9 in the Archive, we “met” Jocelyne Sambira, a Burundian journalist who was working at U.N. Radio in New York at the time. Why did we put “met” in quotations? Because even though we interviewed Jocelyne and had a very engaging conversation about her life in New York, we never actually met her in person. Jeff conducted their interview over the internet from Burundi while Jocelyne was in New York so they were never in the same place! Well, now that Jeff is living in New York, he was finally able to meet Jocelyne, and they had a wonderful time talking about the Burundi that each of them saw. Here they are, over cups of Rwandan coffee (sorry, they didn’t have Burundian coffee!).
Jocelyne is still working for the United Nations, and she and her colleagues are putting out a magazine called “Africa Renewal,” which looks at some of the positive socio-economic developments happening in African countries. Have a look!
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Posted by imagineburundi on November 7, 2011
November 7, 2011
We’ve posted this week’s clips to the Archive page. The theme this week is “First Encounters.” We often look at the lives of people in Burundi, but what about Burundians living and working abroad? For this episode, we were very lucky to get to know Jocelyne Sambira, a Producer for United Nations Radio, and she described for us her first experience of living in a metropolis. It’s vast, it’s grand, it’s strange, it’s mundane, it’s definitely different – it’s New York.
Jocelyne is a big advocate for the transformative power of radio and one of her articles really resonated with us. You can read her thoughts here.
On the Restaurant Review, Seth and Jeff revisit the place where they met years ago: the well-known cafe Aroma. If you’re trying to keep a low profile or run a small-time criminal network, this may not be the place to be.
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