Burglary with assault: professional consequences
On Thursday 18 October I was victim of a burglary with assault at my apartment in Leipzig.
The thief stole all my professional equipment and assaulted me when I found him at my doorstep.
I am well and I am committed to helping the police in every way I can.
Unfortunately, the theft of all my recording and editing equipment -including my laptop and memory cards and sticks- means the loss of some of the material I was working on.
Since I am working for or I have recently interviewed some among you and some among you were looking forward to (thank you!) listening to my next reports, I decided to update you all on my recent projects and on how I plan to proceed following the burglary.
I believe that the best way to proceed is to work on new ideas and assignments while keeping an eye on completing what I can realistically complete -for some it is just a matter of time, although timing is sometime essential in journalism- and letting go of what is lost.
I have to delay or cancel my current projects, namely:
Editing of the multimedia documentary on mental health in Ghana: delayed until further notice/cancelled: video lost, audio maybe retrieved.
Editing of the JayNii story in Accra (long version): cancelled – video lost
Report from Mozambique to be aired end October by DW: cancelled -audio/video completely lost. Probably replaced by an article.
Reports about Women in Science for DW Science: delayed until I buy again a professional recorder and camera.
Group video “Italians abroad”: delayed – video lost. Some of you sent me their videos, could you please send them again?
This adds up to the loss of some photos, archive material and a video that I was making for my best friends’ wedding.
That’s all I can think of at the moment. If you noticed something that I did not mention, or want me to write/shoot/edit/plan new pieces please get in touch.
Oh man, Gaia, I am so sorry! I am Glad you are fine!
This is bad news enough! I can only say you take time to recover and probably reconstruct. We at BasicNeeds feel your loss, particularly that I was one of the several individuals you interviewed. Wishing you well at this difficult time.
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