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
Juan Mendez: Speaking Out Against Torture
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.
Multimedia Training at the United Nations
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
UN Media Training: 2015 Highlights
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.
Not On Our Watch: Keeping Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction
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
Planting Peace in the Congo
For the women of Kinkala in the Republic of the Congo, sustainable farming is about more than growing organic vegetables. Still recovering from a decade of violent conflict, these women know that sustainability means physical, economic and emotional security– it means peace. Check out our short film, People's Choice Award winner in the Real Food … Continue reading Planting Peace in the Congo
Reporting from Robinson Carusoe Island, Chile
Robinson Crusoe Island – a place so remote that the famous novel by Daniel Defoe was inspired by its history. But the island’s modern-day role is far from fictional. Today it’s a crucial link in the planet’s security network – keeping a constant look-out for seismic events, both natural and man-made. Check out the piece … Continue reading Reporting from Robinson Carusoe Island, Chile
Reporting from Humberstone, Atacama Desert, Chili
It’s an almost forgotten story in Chile – the miners who toiled under the desert sun and helped fuel the rise of today’s modern nation. For more than a hundred years, the mines produced saltpeter - a key ingredient for both gunpowder and fertilizer. But these heritage sites – now ghost towns - could be lost … Continue reading Reporting from Humberstone, Atacama Desert, Chili
Good food, good friends and filmmaking in the Congo. La vie est trés bonne, no?
Digital Storytelling in Ghana
In today's media environment, organizing and building support for community projects requires a wide variety of communication skills. To support its alumni in Africa with their volunteer work, the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (KLYES) partnered with the Digital Canopy to provide a Digital Storytelling Workshop. Activists from 9 African countries produced films about the … Continue reading Digital Storytelling in Ghana