Video-grapher Ismail Zema will do anything to get that nice, perfect, clear shot which will tell a story.
Zema who worked for a Coast based Islamic radio station Radio Salaam for four years before he jumped off the radio wagon to pursue human rights journalism has perfected his photography techniques.
He is currently working for InformAction, a human rights online platform that documents human rights violation with an objective of pushing for action from authorities.
[Human rights journalist Ismail Zema at work. Photo/courtesy].
Zema, a younger brother to top radio personality Yusuf Zema famously known as Kaka Zema who works with MediaMax Limited owned radio station Milele FM and hosts mid-morning radio show Kazi mpango says camera needs a lot of concentration and keenness in following all the chronology of events so that one does not miss a shot.
He worked as a News and features reporter while at Radio Salaam, he played the gate keeping role, he hosted sports show and manned sports desk at the same station.
Zema is indeed an experienced journalist.
[Human rights journalist Ismail Zema always on the move in sourcing for human rights stories. Photo/courtesy].
“Whether operating video or still camera as a professional journalist, you should clearly concentrate on the sequence of events so that you do not spoil your footage by missing any moment,” he disclosed.
Our platform caught up with him while taking an aerial shot of Mombasa city.
“I want to tell a story but from a human rights perspective, that’s what I nowadays do,” he revealed.