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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.

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This is what climate change looks like…

Just outside of Palacagüina, in the Western highlands of Nicaragua, we had a chance to walk and talk with Ramon Garcia, a small farmer struggling with the crippling regional drought. Many of us worry about climate change, but Ramon is living the consequences of our failure to make peace with the environment.  Watch a short … Continue reading This is what climate change looks like…

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 helping 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

The Stories That Change Us: Pre-Workshop Assignment

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 (Due Monday June 6) : Write one … Continue reading The Stories That Change Us: Pre-Workshop Assignment

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