Bram is a Canadian journalist, writer, award-winning photographer and author. An honours graduate in broadcast journalism and past editor of four magazines, publisher of a national newspaper, founder of several communication and media companies and a successful freelancer.
Career highlights include having written more than 4,000 articles, coverage of many international disasters and travel to 60 countries. Bram is a multi-platform content pioneer and today specializes in all-media assignments.
His adventures include…
- Paid eight bribes on an eleven hour car trip in Russia
- Tripped over a skull in a Haitian cemetery
- Stuck for three weeks in the most top secret military base in North America where smoking was only allowed inside the buildings
- Chased cattle rustlers on the Swiss-French border
- Smuggled into Chechnya when journalists were forbidden
- Trapped in a canoe with a non-paddling photographer while being chased by a bull moose
- Watched 24 people get death sentences from The Salvation Army in rural Zambia
- Bypassed government internet control in Tunisia to get email
- Underwear stolen in Trieste
- Danced at a gypsy celebration of a corrupt judge in Turkey
- Proved an $11,000 camera can bounce on a Mozambique runway
- In the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, explained to a 10-year-old the merits of having two wives
- Helped wrestle a thrashing caribou into a rubber boat in northern Quebec
Bram believes there will always be a role for those who research, report, sift, link, aggregate and edit and that role is filled by journalists. That is key to the ethos of Dispatches.
There is a love-hate relationship with social media around here. Bram’s Facebook pages and Twitter account are on sabbatical but there is periodic activity on Instagram.
Currently based in Toronto, Canada.