contact me

The easiest way to reach me in Zambia is via email. The best address to use is my personal account, I can access my work account ( too, but use the address.

The other way to reach me is my cell phone. The number is +260 097 815475. (In the U.S., I believe that means you have to dial 011 260 097 815475. 260 is the country code.) I may be able to accept text messages on that phone -- we'll see. Unfortunately, cell coverage in Zambia is limited, so there will be stretches over the six weeks I'm here where I won't be able to answer my phone.

Welcome to, the online journal I kept during the six weeks I spent in Zambia in 2003 as part of a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism. The entries below are in reverse chronological order — most recent on top, oldest on bottom.

To learn more about my trip and this site, check the About page. If you have any comments or questions, email me.


11 Jul 2004: Where the only growth industry is death; AIDS destroys scarce resources as well as family members

12 Sep 2004: A lesson in dying; Once a refuge from AIDS, Zambia’s schools are now its latest victims



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10 Oct 2003: Leave for London
11 Oct 2003: Leave for Zambia
12 Oct 2003: Arrive in Lusaka
22 Nov 2003: Leave for London
22 Nov 2003: Back to Washington


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© 2003 Joshua Benton