The former CBC reporter and host, who has been covering Afghanistan for 27 years since the days of the Soviet invasion is posting short video reports every weekday about the untold stories in the war ravaged country.This week he’s been releasing clips about the heroin trade and will move next to covering “the West’s failure to root out corruption within Hamid Karzai’s inner circle.”Right now, he’s publishing his own reports but plans to feature the work of other journalists soon.”We’ll transition from Afghanistan, in part eventually by inviting other film makers to contribute their work,” he said in an e mail. “What we’re looking at is as open a site as possible. We’ll create a [discussion] forum within the next two to three weeks, talking about short films, mini docs and slideshows.But if the social video and interactive aspects of Arthur Kent’s project catch on, it could prove to news outlets what visitors to YouTube and other community oriented sites already know: Their best asset is their audience.
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The initial crew came together right away: Zack and I got together one night and laid down The Gaudy Side of Town. The next day I called [Megafaun’s] Phil Cook and started to plan a session at [Justin] Vernon’s place. Adam, Zack and I worked on tracks once a week or so for a few months, I had [jazz saxophonist] Michael Lewis come over, then we met up with Megafaun at [Wisconsin studio] April Base.
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