Everyone who completes an exchange program tells us that it changed them. They tell us that they learned new skills, new ways of looking at the world. But as digital storytellers, we want to hear (and see) the details. We want you to tell us a story. Assignment (Saturday, September 15) : Write one paragraph … Continue reading The Stories That Change Us: Pre-Workshop Assignment
Under Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s, torture was widespread and many thousands were “disappeared”. A courageous young lawyer was among those who suffered – but today he’s campaigning to end torture worldwide. Watch his story in the short piece we produced for UNTV.
Journalists from Palestine work under extreme conditions, but they also have a unique opportunity to improve and authenticate local and international media coverage on the region, especially in the digital media landscape. Throughout our training the journalists practice a range of digital media and publish it at On the Record:Palestinian Journalists Reporting from the United Nations. In … Continue reading Multimedia Training at the United Nations
Just outside of Palacagüina, in the Western highlands of Nicaragua, we had a chance to walk and talk with Ramon Garcia, a small farmer struggling with the crippling regional drought. Many of us worry about climate change, but Ramon is living the consequences of our failure to make peace with the environment. Watch a short … Continue reading This is what climate change looks like…
We just wrapped up our annual Training Programme for Palestinian Journalists at the United Nations. Check out these short films produced by the talented participants. Beautiful stories of family and community-- three generations of Palestinians living in America. Check out their multimedia projects. Find out more about the United Nations Training Programme for Palestinian Journalists.
Last fall we led a digital storytelling workshop for students and teachers from Morocco and the United States. Listen to what they have to say about the the hard work... and the rewards of mutual storytelling. https://youtu.be/WC_H1nm-tOY
Growing up in a small village in the Republic of the Congo, Mobie Prime thought of wild animals in terms of hunting-- bushmeat. But today, Prime and his team of "eco-guards” at the Lesio-Louna Natural Forest are trying to save the local gorilla population from extinction. “They're like my own kids,” he says of the … Continue reading Not On Our Watch: Keeping Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction