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ESPN E:60: The Persecuted Athletes of Bahrain


Role: Field Producer and Translator

Outlet: ESPN

Program: E:60

Job: Locate athletes, secure government permits and permissions, set up interviews, plan travel in Bahrain and Oman

After the small island nation of Bahrain experienced a bloody civil uprising, the government cracked down on athletes who had participated in protests. Many were jailed and deported. For ESPN’s half-hour program E:60, I secured permissions for the crew and gear entry when journalists weren’t allowed in; found the athletes in exile, arranged Bahrain Olympic Committee and other high-level interviews, and helped lead the field production in Bahrain and Oman.

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