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October 25, 2014

Keeping Them Safe in one of the World’s Deadliest Countries


Journalist partners in Honduras: Marlon Bishop (American) and Iolany Perez (Honduran).

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For HIV Positive Moroccans, Life is Grim

This article was published by Global Health Hub on October 23, 2014.

By Mark Minton

CASABLANCA, MOROCCO – With his fair complexion and auburn hair, 21-year-old Samir is often mistaken for a foreigner. But Samir is a native Moroccan, and he is also gay and HIV-positive – something many of his friends still know nothing about.

“This sickness makes us live in humiliation,” said Samir, whose name has been changed. “But you say thanks to Allah and accept your suffering.”

Samir is not alone.

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NextGen sheds light on growing numbers of HIV/AIDs in Morocco

This story originally appeared on the Global Health Hub.

By Mark Minton

CASABLANCA, MOROCCO – With his fair complexion and auburn hair, 21-year-old Samir is often mistaken for a foreigner. But Samir is a native Moroccan, and he is also gay and HIV-positive – something many of his friends still know nothing about.

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From our NextGens on the ground in Honduras

October 24, 2014

NextGen Marlon Bishop reports back from Honduras: “Day 2 and already this is an amazing and fruitful trip. My partners are brilliant, brave, and easy-going, and Radio Progreso is a truly remarkable operation, doing so much with few resources.”



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Health Effects of Mercury on Ghana’s Small Scale Miners

October 20, 2014

Health Effects of Mercury on Ghana’s Small Scale Miners

This story originally appeared in the Daily Guide.

BY Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

“This is the box we use; we put the gold inside and add some chemicals. It gets rid of the impurities inside the gold and gives you the pure gold,” says 27-year-old Abu Quarm, a worker at a small gold mine in Prestea.

Mercury is the chemical used by Quarm and other small scale gold miners in extracting the gold small miners sell to prospective buyers who intend trade the precious mineral to gold companies.

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Round Earth Media Weekly, October 15

October 18, 2014

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I know, I know, the news has been dreadful. The NBC cameraman with Ebola was – what else? –  a freelancer without sufficient health insurance.  Around the world, freelancers have replaced staff journalists as the source of our most reliable international news and information.

YOU can help help the great freelancers who look to  Round Earth for support — and who we all depend on to know what’s going on in our increasingly interconnected world.

Give to Round Earth Media’s cool new Kickstarter project and your gift will be maximized thanks to a match from a generous donor —

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Our NextGen captures the pain and resilience of Morocco's "children of the moon"

October 13, 2014

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Our NextGen photographer Rachel Woolf captured the pain and resilience of Morocco’s “children of the moon” for the Baltimore Sun’s visual journalism blog the Dark Room. Click here to see the rest! For 800 children in Morocco, damaged or burnt skin is genetic, irreparable, and needs to be replaced. Mohamed-El Kotbi, 17, and Driss Hamouti, 21, live with this tragic condition. Due to a disease called Xeroderma Pigmentosum – which medical professionals generally shorthand to XP – they are prone to blistering and burning of their skin and eyes upon the slightest sun exposure.

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Please take a look!

October 10, 2014

Greetings!

I hope everyone will forgive me for this email blast. As you know, I founded and lead Round Earth Media, which supports independent international journalism from under-reported areas of the world and the training of young correspondents.

We’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for reporting projects in Ghana, Jordan and Mexico. Please take a look:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/58323085/round-earth-medias-global-mashup-project

If you can see your way to giving just $1 or more, we certainly would appreciate it. If you’ve already given, thank you! And if you’d be willing to share this with friends or social media,

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ANNOUNCING! Round Earth Media's first-ever Kickstarter!

October 3, 2014

Please give today! Somebody is ready to match the first $13,000 in pledges with an extra $6,500.  Think of it this way—if you give $10, your gift will bring an extra $5 to support our reporting teams.  If you give $50, we’ll get an extra $25 to help reach the goal and get our three teams into the field.

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Round Earth Media Weekly–September 24

September 25, 2014

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