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Round Earth Media

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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Big news! We're launching in the Balkans! And more…

December 14, 2014

 

Our new journalism option program launches in January in the BALKANS!

Click on the image above for more information about this groundbreaking program.
From a region that made front page news a generation ago.
Now we’re sending the next generation of global correspondents to cover it.

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Powerful Journalism From Morocco

November 18, 2014

Our latest

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Reporting Morocco students on PRI's Living on Earth

October 31, 2014

Fascinating, Toxic Moroccan Tanneries

This story originally appeared on PRI’s Living on Earth, listen HERE.

by Amulya Shankar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For HIV Positive Moroccans, Life is Grim

October 25, 2014

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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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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