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Why do they do it?

May 7, 2016

Why do they do it?

I get this question a lot, once again last week after my speech on the challenges facing international journalists.

What compels a journalist to risk his or her life simply to file a story?

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Reuters / Thursday, March 17, 2011 Journalists, including New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (R- in glasses) and Lynsey Addario (far L), Getty Images photographer John Moore (2nd L), freelance photographer Holly Pickett (3rdL) and freelancer Philip Poupin (4th L) run for cover during a bombing run by Libyan government planes at a checkpoint near the oil refinery of Ras Lanuf March 11,

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I’m tired of the complaints….

April 22, 2016

I’m tired of the complaints ….
Yes, some journalists and media outlets are failing us,
but let me tell you about the journalists I know.

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They are dedicated to reporting the facts with context and sensitivity, often risking their lives because they believe democracy in our increasingly interconnected world depends on getting the story right.
Here’s a sampling of their Pulitzer Prize winning work.
(For all of the Pulitzer winners click on the photo above.)

A MOB KILLING AND FLAWED JUSTICE
Click on the photo below for a story by Alissa Rubin,

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How do we do it?

April 1, 2016

How do we do it?

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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.

This week we’re on the ground in Morocco,

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“There is no law that will help me.”

March 25, 2016

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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.

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“I want us to pay better attention to the world.”

February 26, 2016

Kiannah Sepeda-Miller, a student on our journalism study abroad program in Morocco.

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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.

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This is the real prostitution in Morocco

February 19, 2016

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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.

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They’re off and running!

February 5, 2016

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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

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Ishan Thakore reported with Round Earth and SIT from Morocco: Now what’s he up to?

January 12, 2016

Ishan Thakore, 23, is the kid in school that everyone knows will go on to do great things. He is a student of public policy who also focuses on global health and journalism. His name hints at a South Asian heritage, he likes to play tennis, read, watch movies, and run. He has a tendency to try new things and fall in love with them like the time he took a writing course sophomore year of college and then signed up for Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media,

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Another shore: Morocco's child migrants

February 2, 2015

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Read more of Zoë Hu and Eloise Schieferdecker’s story HERE.

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Saving Morocco’s endangered Barbary macaques

January 19, 2015

 

Click HERE to read Olivia Poblacion report on endangered Barbary macaques and see more photos from Dev Dharm Khalsa.

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