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Brave Mexican Journalists

February 5, 2010

LuciaForty six journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2000 and eight more have disappeared, according to Reporters Without Borders. Many of those killed have reported on drug cartels or other illegal activity.

Some of the bravest Mexican journalists are women working for CIMAC, directed by Lucia Lagunes (photo left in our interview in Mexico City). CIMAC was founded in the 1980s with a propositon that was then radical in Mexico– to prove that women’s issues constitute news.

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The Taste of Freedom

February 1, 2010

These five restaurateurs survived war, genocide, and long journeys to bring their native cuisine to the Twin Cities.

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Planning to be flexible BY PAULINA YANEZ NAVARRO

January 28, 2010

Paulina checking her notes

More from Paulina Yanez Navarro, NextGen journalist reporting in Mexico, (Paulina, left, checking her notes).

Paulina, who is from Chile, has been assisting us in our reporting from Mexico City and is one of the NextGen journalists mentored by Round Earth. Paulina blogs about one important thing she’s learning on this reporting trip, an essential tension in all reporting. –Mary Stucky

Paulina: Where are we going now? That is the worst question that you can ever have when you are working on a story.

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Global reporting is not glamorous BY NANCY HUYNH

January 25, 2010

From Mexico, Nancy Huynh blogs on what she’s learned about working as a global journalist from assisting me on our Mexico reporting trip. Don’t let anyone tell you this work is glamouous, says Nancy! –Mary Stucky

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Being a great journalist is not enough BY PAULINA YANEZ NAVARRO

January 24, 2010

DSCF1068Round Earth is in Mexico reporting for our U.S. outlets with the assistance of two NextGen journalists. I asked these young journalists to blog about what they’re learning during this reporting trip. Here’s Paulina Yanez Navarro (left with me interviewing in Mexico City).

Paulina hails from Santiago, Chile and is studying international journalism at Hamline University in the U.S., one of the young journalists mentored by Round Earth. What Paulina has to say here may seem simple, but it captures the essence of what we do as journalists.

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Introducing Paulina and Nancy

January 16, 2010

Nancy PicTwo Next Generation journalists Paulina Yanez Navarro and Nancy Huynh , will be in Mexico with Mary Stucky this month reporting for The World, the World Vision Report and other outlets, part of Round Earth’s project to mentor and help train the next generation of global journalists.

Paulina is from Santiago, Chile and Nancy (left) is from St Paul, Minnesota. Both are students in Hamline University’s groundbreaking international journalism program.

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In El Salvador, War Wounds Still Fresh

January 12, 2010

From journalist Ambar Espinoza in El Salvador, the country of her birth:

My family took mIMG_0170e to El Puerto de La Libertad, which is a port that was established in 1824. The pier was built in 1829 to export indigo and coffee to Europe and the United States. Ships no longer come to this harbor to load and unload cargo because the pier eventually became too old and antiquated. Now trade takes place at El Puerto de Acajutla, which has a far more sophisticated infrastructure.

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Questions for Ambar Espinoza

January 1, 2010

former gang membersHow horrifying to live in a country where one must believe these telephone calls and do what the caller demands. The situation is different in Nicaragua where we interviewed former gang members in Managua (photo left). About El Salvador, three essential questions arise.

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From El Salvador: What has changed and what has not

December 31, 2009

Ambar Espinoza, one of the journalists mentored by Round Earth, is in El Salvador. Here are her reflections from her first afternoon back in the country of her birth after many years.

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Next Gen Journalist in El Salvador

December 29, 2009

AmbarEspinozaThere has never been a more exciting time to be a young journalist with ambition to cover the world. And never a time more challenging.

News organizations are financially weakened, closing foreign bureaus and refusing to invest in young talent. Round Earth Media invests in global journalism’s next generation — journalists like Ambar Espinoza.

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