"Framed" by Flickr user Amanda Tipton. Photo taken in November 2013 (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0)

"Framed" by Flickr user Amanda Tipton. Photo taken in November 2013 (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0)

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The underlying frames — agendas, moral values, influential interpretations — in news can be hard to demonstrate on one's own.

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November 7, 2017

Small but Mighty: Struggles and Achievements of the Sarayaku

The Sarayaku people, a small indigenous community in eastern Ecuador, are rarely in the news. They live near the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. But twice in the past several years, they have grabbed the attention of Ecuadorian national media in small, but important ways.

October 26, 2017

“Violence was the concept in dispute”

Reframed Stories asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves and the issues that affect them. The stories center on the reflections of persons who are more...

October 19, 2017

Culture Shot No. 4: Orthodoxy (православ)

For this latest edition of Culture Shots, we decided to look at how Orthodoxy, the traditional religion of the majority of the Russian citizens, is represented in the mainstream Russian media.

October 18, 2017

Framespotting with Emily May of Hollaback!

In the wake of allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and the trending social media #MeToo campaign, the themes of sexual violence and harassment have been prominent in US and UK news. We asked Emily May, the co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, to talk to us about the framing around harassment.

Culture Shot No. 3: Heritage (Patrimoine)

Do you know which country is the "best restored country in the world"? We discovered the answer to this question through our investigation around media coverage around the French word patrimoine or "heritage": France.

“We need to find different ways to respond to media”

This silence and the words that are missing in the communication spaces helps me think that we need to find different ways to respond to media.

October 17, 2017

What Are We Saying Differently in Our Coverage of Pakistan?

Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.

October 13, 2017

“Media is just interested in covering conflict and blood”

Media is more interested in covering just struggles, conflict, and blood, and it does not care about other topics that are also important to us. In Sarayaku, we are devoting a lot of effort to the promotion of the Kawsay Sacha, our proposal for a way of life that invites to a peaceful coexistence with the environment, with one self and with others.

October 10, 2017

Lone Wolves are ‘Terrorists’ Too

References to Muslims or Islam are common whether the story is about a lone wolf killer or a terrorist. We need to find better ways to characterize people who cause terror and a language that does justice to everyone touched by it.

October 5, 2017

“We should talk about indigenous struggles, but acknowledge our achievements as well”

Maybe the media is covering certain topics and providing a general overview of things, but the roots of the problems, and the perspectives of the indigenous communities and nationalities, are missing.