I knew I would be a journalist since I was 6 years old. However, early in my undergraduate studies in Journalism and Liberal Arts in Ecuador, my home country, I realized that mainstream and social media did not always provide comprehensive coverage, and that different stories urgently needed to be told. Since then, I have committed my life both to the research and practice of this endeavor. I moved to Canada in 2012 to complete a Master’s degree in Anthropology, where I studied community radio stations in Ecuador. In 2016, I joined a doctoral program in Communication with the objective of deepening the understanding of the possible relation between alternative media and women’s health. I have also participated in different projects across Latin America and Canada related to communication and human rights for the past twelve years.
I joined the Global Voices team in March 2017. As the NewsFrames-Rising Voices Community Lead, I keep working in the intersections between the practice and research of communication, aiming to contribute to the creation and circulation of those crucial stories that still remain unheard.
Latest posts by Belen Febres-Cordero
Pressing ‘Play’ on NewsFrames
As our earlier post shared, we will need to pause overall starting in June as we consider the NewsFrames project moving forward. But we do have ideas about the future. Here are some ideas of ours to get the ball rolling.
Pressing ‘Pause’ on NewsFrames
As we pause the NewsFrames project, the team takes a moment to reflect upon the past year and a half.
Culture Shot No. 8: Women in Canada
While Canada is often ranked high in terms of women's well-being, and often portrayed as a good place for women, dominant frames in English-language Canadian media seem less rosy.
We Matter: An Internet Campaign That Shares Hope and Healing with Indigenous Youth
"With our positive stories, we are not saying that everything is easy. We are saying that things might get hard but there is always a way forward."
How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling
"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media."
In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination
Residing within the southern part of Ecuador’s Amazon region, the approximately 1,200-strong Kichwa community of Sarayaku have drawn international attention for their battles over land and indigenous rights—battles that have relied on worldwide support. Since 1996, when the Ecuadorian government gave concessions for exploration and extraction to corporations without consultation...