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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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October 10, 2014


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:

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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Step into the world of love and witchcraft with our NextGen!

This story was originally published in The Riveter Magazine on September 19. Click HERE to read in on The Riveter.

NextGen Ailsa Sachdev spoke lifted the curtain on fortune tellers in Morocco and their important role in many women’s lives.


(Illustration by Laura Hlavsa)

The first time Salma consulted a shawafa, or witch, she went with friends on a lark, solely for entertainment. When the shawafa predicted that she would never get married,

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Love and Witchcraft in Morocco

Love and Witchcraft in Morocco


on September 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

This story originally appeared in The Riveter magazine. Click HERE to read it there.


article and photos by Ailsa Sachdev

top illustration by Lora Hlavsa

The first time Salma consulted a shawafa,

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The Round Earth Media Weekly

September 10, 2014

The Round Earth Media Weekly – Week of Sept 8

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Round Earth Media Weekly – Week of Sept. 1

September 4, 2014

We’re on the ground in Morocco
Nineteen student reporters and photographers
from US colleges and universities just arrived
for our journalism program in Morocco.

Check out for more about
this program, news from Morocco and the
student’s reporting and photography,
produced in partnership with Moroccan
journalism students. Click on the image below for a
link to their on-line magazine.

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These Salvadoran parents detail their sons' harrowing journey to meet them in the US

August 19, 2014

Reporter Jennifer Collins

August 18, 2014 · 6:15 PM EDT

This story originally appeared on PRI’s The World. Click HERE to hear it.

Credit: Courtesy of Pablo and Maria

Pabloand Maria sent for their two sons, 11-year-old Juan and 9-year-old PabloJr. They were detained in Texas and transferred to a few centers along the southwest before they were sent to a shelter for unaccompanied minors in Miami and then reunited with their parents in Maryland.

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