The Day We Closed a Prison

The point of journalism is to inform and hopefully by doing so making the world a better place to be. Most of the time journalists don’t get to know whether or not their stories have had an impact. But when we do, it’s quite a feeling – as was the case for Øystein and me when we revisited Maula prison in Malawi some weeks ago.

Again, you can read the whole story and see the rest of the photos on Øystein & Otto’s Blog.


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Photographer based in Norway
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11 Responses to The Day We Closed a Prison

  1. Angeline M says:

    This has got to be an incredible feeling to know that in the years since you were first there you have made an impact.

  2. that’s a beautiful story! thanks, and buen viaje! z

  3. niasunset says:

    This is great. Thank you dear Otto, love, nia

  4. David Hall says:

    You can feel very proud Otto. Well done.

  5. An amazing story Otto and a moment to feel proud and to be congratulated along with the people of Malawi.

  6. Geoff says:

    Good work … nice to know your work has such impact 🙂

  7. You don’t just talk about human rights, you do something. I’m really so moved to read this, Otto. I think you are a humble man, but I hope in this instance you can take some time to be very proud.

  8. Gertie says:

    Vilken fantastisk historia, denna liksom de flesta jag har tagit del av här på din blogg. Alltid lika intressant att läsa och ta del av dina bilder, vare sig det är reportageresa eller semesterresa. Dina inlägg speglar livet både för oss lyckligt lottade och för de som inte har haft förmånen att växa upp i trygghet och välfärd. Glädje och lycka finns överallt, liksom djupaste sorg och förtvivlan…tack för att du berättar i ord och bild!

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