Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 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 often represented by others than by themselves in media. Apawki Castro is the elected leader of communications for the Confederation...
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.
“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.
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.
“As indigenous youth, we have the right to make our opinions heard”
We need more outlets where youth can get involved and make our voices heard because we, too, have much to say and offer.