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Adil Bradlow.com

Award Wining Journalist.
director. Cameraman. Editor. 

Recent Assignments


In April 2019, the CGTN Berlin team travelled to Benghazi to report on Field Marshall Khalifa Hiftar's latest assault on Tripoli, to report from this side of the lines.

Eastern Syria

News reports from an assignment to ISIS's last stand in Baghouz in Eastern Syria with CGTN's Guy Henderson in March 2019.

BBC Assignment
Middle East

News packages from a two month assignment in Beirut working with BBC Correspondents Martin Patience and Mark Lowen.

Channel 4 News
Saudi Arabia

Channel 4 News' Lindsey Hilsum visits the Kingdom at a time fo great change and looks at what is happening on the ground. Also includes other Channel 4 News Reports from Qatar and South Africa.


CGTN’s Berlin correspondent Guy Henderson reports on a country undergoing profound change and opening up after years of dictatorship.

Saudi Arabia

Various news reports on the process of reforms begun by the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.

Digital News Productions

Digital News

Over the past few years I have operated in the corporate and entertainment space, producing a number of music videos, television shows and branded content for corporates. All of these have expanded my story telling skills.


News Packages

A collections of news packages from my eight years at CNN where I was based in London and Jerusalem.


A collection of videos from my various CCTV Portfolios 2013 - 2014.

Battleground Afghanistan

Battleground Afghanistan was a five part series shot during the course of 2012 during the last full fighting season before the drawdown of foreign forces that made up the US-led intervention force, ISAF, in that country. The series follows a platoon of US Marines over the course of their six month deployment to the southern province of Helmand. I was the DoP on the show.


A collection of the various news and documentary packages shot for CBS News and 60 Minutes 2009 - 2010.

Associated Press TV News - Afghan Embeds

In September 2010 I travelled to Afghanistan and was embedded with both US Army and US Marines in Southern Afghanistan.


A collection of packages shot with CGTN’s Berlin correspondent Guy Henderson from the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Syria and Libya.

BBC News

Between 2009 and the end of 2010 I worked extensively for the BBC out of Johannesburg and here are a selection of news packages I shot and edited for them.


The Switch to TV

Then in 1999 I quit AP and began working as a TV news cameraman first with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) where I won the CNN African Journalist of the Year competition (2000) with Jacques Pauw for a documentary called Children of War.  That  led to me being hired by CNN where I began an eight year stint as a fireman based out of London and Jerusalem, covering the aftermath of 9/11 and the Bush War on Terror, and winning an Emmy for my troubles. For nearly ten months of every year I was on the road for CNN providing breaking news coverage.

Stills Career

I began working as a journalist in the mid-1980s during the final years of the Anti-Apartheid struggle covering the waves of protest that finally led to the unbanning of the ANC and the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994. I worked as a stills photographer for various news agencies including The Associated Press (AP), Reuters and Agence France Press (AFP), ending my stills career as Chief Photographer for the AP in the Johannesburg bureau. For much of the 1990s I travelled across the length and breadth of Africa covering the various wars, famines and elections that dominated the news coverage of the era.

Freelance Career

After eight hectic years with CNN I went freelance working for a range of news channels including CBS News, Al Jazeera, Sky News, National Geographic Channel, Channel 4 News, APTN and China Central Television (CCTV) or as its called now, China Global Television News (CGTN). I am currently based out of Berlin where I operate my own production company called Digital News Productions (DNP), where I  offer my services as news and documentary director, cameraman- and editor  with a specialisation in hostile environments. 



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