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Seychelles president’s historic underwater speech broadcast live by AP

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In a world first, the AP delivered exclusive live coverage of a speech by the president of Seychelles from a depth of 124 meters in the Indian Ocean. Coverage of the historic address was matched by text and photos as President Danny Faure made a global plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet.” The underwater broadcast was the culmination of six weeks of work by the team of Stephen Barker, production director, London; Jerry Harmer, senior producer, Bangkok; and David Keyton, video journalist, Stockholm, who delivered multiple firsts under technical and editorial pressure – literally and figuratively.

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