Averie MacDonald
Averie MacDonald is a recent j-school graduate with a passion for storytelling and multimedia journalism. Her other interests include art, culture, new media, children's rights and Simon and Garfunkel. Though she is currently based in Toronto, Averie will be interning at RadioFlashFM in Kigali, Rwanda for the summer of 2012. "Excited" doesn't even come close.

Blog Entries by Averie MacDonald

Heading to Rwanda Part 5: Top Stories From my Amazing Journey

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 4:32 PM

I have a confession to make. As I write this, I am no longer in Rwanda. I am actually in my favourite coffeeshop back in Toronto, Canada. It has been more than three weeks since I was in Rwanda -- and much, much longer since I wrote a blog post....

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Heading to Rwanda Part 4: Stumbling into Stories

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 11:53 AM

So you may be wondering -- "what exactly is this girl doing in Rwanda?" I'll admit -- I've been avoiding the subject.

I am incredibly lucky to be interning at a Rwandan radio station as a reporter and newsreader. But it has been difficult to put my...

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Heading to Rwanda Part 3: Life as a "Muzungu"

(3) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 11:55 AM

Some people stop blogging when they feel they have nothing to say. Apparently, I stop blogging when I have too much to say.

In the past three weeks, I have had enough new experiences to last me for at least three years, if not more. I just didn't know...

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Heading to Rwanda Part 2: Airplane Access Denied

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 11:15 AM

It's never easy getting turned away at the airport.

Especially when your plane leaves in an hour.

Especially when you know rescheduling your flight will cost a solid amount of cash.

Especially when it's all because of one. tiny. mistake.

That was me, on June 19 --...

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Heading to Rwanda Part 1: Who, Me? Nervous?

(5) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 4:03 PM

Current Location: My parents' living room, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Countdown till departure: Five days

Some people have a "bucket list." I use stickies. Stickies of the virtual variety, that is.

About four years ago, when I first discovered how to use these handy virtual memos on my...

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