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Round Earth Media

Can you imagine?

April 8, 2016

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.

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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.

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What difference do we make?

January 29, 2016

Over the last few weeks, it’s been a great pleasure to travel the United States meeting with foundations and individuals, hearing their enthusiasm for our stories and our partnership model.

Still, wherever I go, I’m asked whether excellent journalism makes much difference in the world. What’s the impact from our reporting?

I’ve been pointing to a recent Round Earth reporting project in Guatemala.

One story reported on a landmark decision granting Guatemalan women fleeing domestic violence asylum in the US.

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New ground-breaking Spanish radio series

January 8, 2016

2016 is off to a great start at Round Earth Media!

We are hard at work on a ground-breaking series in Spanish for radio stations in Mexico and Central America — the countries so many immigrants are fleeing.

Only Round Earth can claim to reach audiences in the U.S. and in the countries where the stories are actually taking place.
Our eight-part radio series in Spanish builds on the Latin American tradition of using storytelling as part of educational radio programming and will resemble a telenovela with a cliffhanger ending every week.

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You’ve seen the pictures

September 28, 2015

The little boy’s body washed up on the beach, the exhausted men and women, old and young, sleeping on the streets of European cities.  Millions of people around the world are on the move. They’re fleeing war, violence and desperate poverty.

And it’s not just Europe, Africa and the Middle East where this is happening.

On our southern border, every day, a human drama plays out, as Central Americans and Mexicans try desperately to cross into the US.

If you’ve ever wondered why people risk their lives – and their children’s lives –

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Conversation with Jimmy Alvarado

May 24, 2015

Jimmy Alvarado: My country is like one of the five most violent countries in the world according to the United Nations. Right now, we are like one of the five places most violent in the world. In this country, there are some places where nothing happens; there is little violence. Last year, those five places didn’t have any homicide. In El Salvador, we have 262 municipalities. Last year we had 50 cities without homicide. We basically picked five cities (they are like villages really) that were in a corridor that connects to Honduras.

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Round Earth Media wins a Peabody Award!

April 20, 2015

Peabody Awards

 

Round Earth Media has been awarded a 2014 Peabody for our reporting from Honduras.

In October 2014, after months of intense planning, we sent Marlon Bishop, a brilliant young reporter with Latino USA, to Honduras. His assignment: to investigate why so many Hondurans – more than any other group- were fleeing their country and migrating north.

Staying true to our model of pairing early-career US journalists with their counterparts in the country we’re reporting from,

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An urgency for overseas correspondents

April 3, 2015

As US newsroom budgets shrink, and overseas correspondents are recalled or let go, Round Earth’s ability to get US reporters into the field to bring little-known stories to American audiences is increasingly urgent.

More surprising is the fact that we perform a similar role in the very countries we are report on. Francisco Rodriguez de Leon, a features editor at Guatemala’s El Periodico, recently finished reporting on several issues for Round Earth Media, including the link between school attendance and migration, refugees of rural machismo,

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The price of fear

March 19, 2015

The article and photos were originally published with Vice.

January 26, 2015

by Germán Andino

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Sagrario waits for us in the darkness of her room in a neighborhood market in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. She prays for our lives and asks God that our meeting is fruitful while hiding her legs, numb from polio, under a cushion. Her sister, who will be present throughout the interview, is responsible for security here: she came to get us at the neighborhood’s entrance to bring us to the family’s house,

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Hello, I'm Calling From La Mafia

December 19, 2014

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By Marlon Bishop

This story originally appeared on the Planet Money podcast Episode 589 on December 12, 2014. Link HERE

Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. Jobs that seem dull and safe in most countries have become incredibly dangerous professions in Honduras. For example: Driving a bus.

On today’s show: what it’s like to live and work in the most dangerous country in the world.

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Behind the scenes from our journalists in Honduras!

November 21, 2014

 

 

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