A radio station in Chiapas, Mexico is holding a panel discussion about migration — in the Chol (Maya) language — after every episode of our radio series, Vidas Cruzadas. This is the power of Round Earth Media.
Vidas Cruzadas is our 8 part Spanish language radio series running on stations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica. It’s a groundbreaking accomplishment. Some of these radio stations don’t have Internet and the show is taken out to them by CD.
Mary Stucky meeting with journalism student partners in Rabat, Morocco: American Danielle Douglas and Moroccan Sapha Bouamara. Photo by Wesley Lickus
At Round Earth Media, we mentor, support and guide early career and student journalists — to help insure that there is a next generation of professional journalists covering the world with independence, integrity and the highest standards of journalism ethics.
The Moroccan woman was 21 when she first laid eyes on the man who would become her husband. She saw the handsome 24-year-old in a photograph presented by his parents. That was three years ago, when she was still a student. Within a year, S.S., who did not want her name used, had dropped out of her university classes, forced by her father to marry the man. Shortly after the wedding, S.S. says the beatings and rapes began.
“The whole time I just thought about killing myself,” she says.
Round Earth Media Exclusive Cuba, Organics and US Farmers
When third-generation farmer Rick Roth envisions the possible end of the long U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, just across the Florida straits, he sees potential competition. And he worries about diseases, pests and invasive species.
While many U.S. agricultural producers and businesses are eager to start exporting to Cuba, Florida farmers say the Obama administration’s plan to allow Cuban imports threatens their $8 billion a year business.
Kiannah Sepeda-Miller, a student on our journalism study abroad program in Morocco.
A caravan of camels carries our students across the Merzouga dunes in the Moroccan Sahara.
Here’s Kiannah, writing in her student newspaper, The Knox Student:”It’s an embarrassing privilege that we (Americans) get by thinking so little of a world that cannot afford to ignore us. My program [the SIT Study Abroad/Round Earth Media journalism program in Morocco] spent a night at a college dormitory in Ouarzazate with a large group of Moroccan women who knew the lyrics to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” far better than we did — and most of them didn’t speak English.
The corner of Souad’s small bedroom in Tangier, Morocco, is crowded with piles of clothes, half-eaten bread and a dresser full of makeup and hair supplies. Photo: Kayla Dwyer
Souad, 39, hastily enters her second-floor apartment in Tangier’s old walled neighborhood of souks, mosques and ancient houses. She rips off her long, traditional robe and headscarf and squeezes a green sweatshirt into her jeans, touching red lipstick to her lips, swollen and bruised by a recent beating from a client.
A Small Island in the Indian Ocean Offers Big Lessons on Clean Power
“Now I can weave until midnight.”
As the sun sets on the small Indonesian island of Sumba, Danga Beru Haba begins weaving under the glow of a single incandescent lightbulb, the only one in her home. Although she is tired from working dawn to dusk in the fields surrounding her village of Kampung Kalihi, the sarong she is weaving to sell locally will provide extra income for her family.
Welcoming another group of aspiring young journalists working with Round Earth in our collaboration with SIT Study Abroad in Morocco
With the help of Round Earth’s editors and advisers, these students find the most amazing stories. Last year, Sarah Ford and Emma Hohenstein with their Moroccan partners, Hamza Joulal and Sara Werbi, reported Broken Promises: The fight to educate children with disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa