I’m in Istanbul this week with my new partner in crime from Kyrgyzstan, Bektour Iskender. Together we’re holding a three-day workshop on digital media production and distribution for affiliates from Internews’ Eurasia program. Bektour was recently in the United States where he took some excellent photos of a protest rally in Los Angeles, New York at dawn, and Old Town in San Diego. While he was in Boston he met up with Ethan, who published a nice post about Bektour’s work.

We shot this video a few hours ago as an example of how quick and easy it is to make a decent video with a $100 camera and free editing software. I’ll try to record another video of Bektour later in the week in order to learn more about Kyrgyzstan.