Stories about Rising Frames

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 18, 2017

“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 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 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.

“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.

July 22, 2017

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...

March 1, 2017

Fighting For, Not Fighting Against: Media Coverage and the Dakota Access Pipeline

Perhaps the news coverage reflects the state of our national inexperience with discussions over Native American sovereignty.