Covering the Refugee Crisis with BBC News – Part I

Migrants and Volunteers at Westbahnof Platform 1. Photo by Fabian Chaundy.
Migrants and Volunteers at Westbahnof Platform 1. Photo by Fabian Chaundy.

During the summer of 2015, I took my first assignments with BBC News in Austria. Operating from Vienna alongside BBC Correspondent Bethany Bell, we followed the story along the various borders as Europe braced itself for the largest refugee crisis since WWII.

Below you can find the links to the BBC News site, where you can find some of our reports.

It was quite a challenge to report on such a dynamic, developing story using a mirrorless camera. But the Panasonic GH4 and Canon 24-105 f/4 proved to be real champs when dealing with demanding situations. The biggest issue was shoulder-rigging the camera to make up for a malfunctioning lens image stabiliser, as well as mounting the necessary audio and light equipment.

Migrants’ relief as they cross Austrian border – 5th September 2015

Austria: Migrants stranded as Germany toughens controls – 14th September 2015 control

Migrant crisis: Crowd control at Austria border – 22nd September 2015

Migrants in Austria given clothes and shoes for journey – 23rd September 2015