The information here is currently not up to date. (June 18, 2013.)
Travis Lupick. Writer. News junkie. Obsessed with music. And I don’t sleep very much.
Currently on the west coast of Africa, mostly working with Al Jazeera English and Think Africa Press. Also published with Africa Report, Canada’s Toronto Star, Inter Press Service, and others. Home is Vancouver’s Georgia Straight.
I left Vancouver and North America on December 31, 2010. The goal was to find consistent employment with any sort of media outlet in Africa, whether foreign or local, and settle down somewhere for a while. Liberia, Sierra Leonne, and a few other countries on the west coast were the top contenders. But as it turned out, Africa wasn’t in the cards just then. And a long story ended with me landing a job in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. I spent five months in Thimphu working at a local magazine called Drukpa. When my time there ran out, a Canadian-based NGO called Journalists for Human Rights gave me an opportunity to return to Africa – something I’d been trying to do ever since first visiting the continent in 2005. They sent me to Blantyre, Malawi, and then Monrovia, Liberia. When that partnership came to an end – though we’re still in touch – I moved over to Freetown, Sierra Leone, where I covered the election as a freelancer, mostly filing features for Al Jazeera.
That was 2011 and 2012.
Before leaving Canada, I worked full time for the Georgia Straight newspaper in Vancouver. I started there in 2006, hired as a staff writer. I left as managing editor for the company’s website, Straight.com. The Straight was really an amazing place to work, with some of the best people that I’ve ever known. I think I’ll always hold a loose relationship with the paper.
But on to new things…
This page was last updated on December 5, 2012,
from Freetown, Sierra Leone.