It’s a career path most New Zealand journalists could only dream of. Massey journalism graduate Tarek Bazley set out on that path in 2000, when he applied for the Foundation’s inaugural internship at the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia.
“It was like the wild west at the Post. You had a lot of freedom to travel and pretty much do what you wanted,” Tarek recalls. “I did interviews for a Radio New Zealand documentary on the trial of the Khmer Rouge, and a programme on the films of Cambodia’s former King Sihanouk. The BBC World Service ran that and selected it as 'Pick of the Month'. So that was neat.”