About The Borders in Between
I was on holiday in London with plans of heading back to Toronto when images of Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body were splattered across front pages around the world. As a journalist I decided that the only sensible thing to do was to cancel my flight home and head out to see for myself what is happening in Europe and report on it. The Borders in Between is a page started with the intention of covering news and issues related to the European migrant crisis and anything else interesting that comes my way. My goal is to get these stories published but anything that gets turned down editors or any tidbits that I find interesting will end up here. As someone trying to make a living, I hate the idea of giving my stories and photos away for free, but it's better than having them rot on my hard drive.
About the author
Cody Punter is a journalist and photographer currently travelling around Europe and the Middle East to cover the migrant crisis on a freelance basis.
Over the past few years he worked as a reporter and editor mostly for Northern News Services in Canada's Great White North. Before his time at the paper he spent eight years, on and off, living, working and studying in Europe, where he earned an undergraduate degree in history from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Conflict Studies from Kings College in London. He lived and travelled extensively around the world including a nine month stint working as a tour guide in Madrid. In 2010 he spent three months in Uganda where he shot, wrote and edited a short documentary about a women's collective for internally displaced people. He has also published a novel based on travels made to South Asia, entitled The World At Large.
His work has have appeared in The Independent, CBC, Vice, Readers Digest, Yellowknifer, NWT News North, Up Here, Atlantic Community Edge Magazine and Aux Magazine, among others.