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Haiti: Looking More and More Like a War Zone

UN Troops Fire Tear Gas into Crowd of Women

By Ansel Herz
IPS News

March 31, 2010


Narco News’ House of Death Coverage is Often Imitated, Sometimes Misappropriated

Did “investigative journalist” Kimberly Dvorak Really Unveil the Cover-Up in the House of Death?

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 28, 2010


House of Death Informant Won't be Deported to Mexico

Board of Immigration Appeals Agrees that Mexican Government Agents or the "Cartel" Would Likely Torture and Murder Him

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 24, 2010


Contribute for Our Tenth Anniversary - & Attend, If You Can, in NYC

Narco News Will Celebrate Ten Years of the Authentic Journalism Renaissance on Saturday, April 17, in Brooklyn

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Contribuyan para nuestro Décimo Aniversario y si tienen la oportunidad asistan al mismo en la ciudad de Nueva York

March 22, 2010


Celebrate Victory, then All Hands on Deck for Immigration Reform

Historic Passage of Health Care Reform in the US Opens a Path to Deeper Changes

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... A celebrar la victoria, y luego todos por la reforma migratoria

March 22, 2010


Wealthy Colombian Businessman is a Drug-Trafficker, CIA Operative Alleges

Another Source, a Past Employee, Also Claims Narco-Entrepreneur is Connected to Rightwing Paramilitary Forces

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Millonario empresario colombiano es traficante de drogas, sostiene agente de la CIA

March 21, 2010


U.S. Citizen Murders in Juarez Spiked in Last Half of 2009

New State Department Report Shows Border City is now Mexico's Bloodshed Leader

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

March 17, 2010


Share Creativity: The Making of the Video

The Fourth in the Series of Videos from the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism, Edited and Produced by Marine Lormant and Ter García

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Compartir la creatividad: la realización del video

March 17, 2010


Impunity Continues in Murders of Environmental Organizers in El Salvador

Three Assassinated Anti-Mining Leaders Opposed Gold and Silver Exploitation

By Geovani Montalvo
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Siguen impunes los asesinatos de organizadores ambientales en El Salvador

March 15, 2010


Authentic Journalism as Civil Resistance: A Conversation with Al Giordano & Friends

Scholarships Available for this Brecht Forum Event in New York on Wednesday, April 14

By The Brecht Forum
New York City

March 10, 2010


The Camp That Vanished and the Priest Who Forced Them Out

Earthquake Refugees in Haut-Turgeau, Haiti, Question Their Eviction from Encampment

By Ansel Herz
Reporting from Haiti

en español... El campamento que se esfumó y el sacerdote que los expulsó

March 9, 2010


Anti-Immigrant Coalition Tactics in US, Exposed in Conference Call

In Secret Meeting, Talk of Immigrant Women as "The New Welfare Queens" and Other Incendiary Rhetoric

By Erin Rosa
Campus Progress

March 9, 2010


The Fund for Authentic Journalism Seeks a Volunteer Administrator in Massachusetts

Be a Part of the Team that Keeps Narco News and the School of Authentic Journalism Going Strong

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

March 8, 2010


Wikipedia for Beginners: The Making of the Video

Sebastian Kolendo Came to the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism Not Knowing How to Use a Camera or Edit Video; He Produced This One in Ten Days

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Wikipedia para principiantes: La realización del video

March 8, 2010


Mitziton: A Community in Chiapas Resisting a Government Road

Paramilitaries Tied Other Campaign Adherents to Trees and Tortured Them while State Police Waited Passively Nearby

By Jessica Davies
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Mitzitón: Una comunidad en Chiapas resistiendo la construcción de una carretera del gobierno

March 5, 2010


Many Thanks to Go Around for J-School 2010

An Appreciation for the Local People and Small Businesses on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Muchos agradecimientos que dar por la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

March 4, 2010


Canadian Company Seeking to Assure Exploitation in El Salvador

Violence in Central American Nation’s Cabañas Region Escalates as Corporate Mining Interests are Threatened

By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Compañia canadiense busca asegurarse explotación minera en El Salvador

March 4, 2010


Behind the Tourism Curtain in Cancún and the Riviera Maya

Foreign-Owned Resorts in the Mexican Caribbean Are Built on the Backs of Exploited Workers

By Mariana Simões, Sibi Arasu and Thomas Quirynen
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Detrás de la cortina turística de Cancún y la Riviera Maya

March 4, 2010


Online Investigations: Searching the Web and Organizing Your Information

Tools Shared During the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism

By the Online Journalism Working Group Professors and Students of the School of Authentic Journalism
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Investigaciones en línea: Buscando en la Web y organizando tu información

March 4, 2010


Persistence and Strategy Are Key to Unearthing Government Documents

Journalists Bill Conroy and Ernesto Villanueva Share Their Success at Using Mexican and US Freedom of Information Acts

By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... La persistencia y estrategia son claves para desenterrar documentos del gobierno

March 4, 2010


Federal Police Intimidate Electrician Union Members in Iztapalapa, Mexico

Laid-Off Workers Vow to Relocate Their Table to Continue Assisting Striking Customers

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... La Policía Federal intimida a miembros del Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas en Iztapalapa, México

March 4, 2010


The Labor Movement in Haiti: A Personal Reflection

The Statistics of 70 to 80 Percent Unemployment and 54 Percent in Poverty Don’t Tell the Whole Story

By James Jordan
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

March 3, 2010


Indigenous and Rural Communities on the Move in Putumayo and Nariño

Occupation of Puerto Piñuña Police Station for Sixty-Three Days Ends With an Accord Between the Government and Communities

By James Jordan
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Comunidades indígenas y rurales movilizándose en Putumayo y Nariño

March 1, 2010


Translations with Father Charlie: The Making of the Video

The Second Online Video to Come Out of the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism, with Notes from Its Producer, Katie Halper

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Traducciones con el Padre Charlie: La realización del video

March 1, 2010


Tijuana: Gringo, This Bullet Is For You

For US Citizens, Baha’s Largest City is Murder Capital of Mexico

By Bill Conroy
Via the Narcosphere

February 28, 2010


On-Going Violations of Human Rights Elicits Call for Honoring Mexico's Treaty Commitment

Pressure for Justice Growing in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Violaciones a los derechos humanos en curso provocan llamado a que México honre los compromisos de Tratados firmados con la ONU

February 28, 2010


The Day that Mario Menéndez Returns to Colombia

A 1966 Story That Was Made Public in 2010 for the First Time

By the Online Journalism Working Group
2010 School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El día que Mario Menéndez regrese a Colombia

February 27, 2010


Rev. James Lawson Discusses Nonviolent Resistance Strategies at the School of Authentic Journalism

“The 20th Century’s Extraordinary Revolutions Were Initiated Through Nonviolence,” He Said in the Opening Session in Mérida, Yucatán

By Edwin Alvarez
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El reverendo James Lawson detalla las estrategias de la resistencia no violenta en la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

February 27, 2010


Ex-Priest Turned Journalist Speaks on Venezuela

Charlie Hardy on Democracy, Press Freedom, the Catholic Church, and His Road to Journalism

By Beth Brubaker
Kansas City Tribune

en español... Ex sacerdote convertido en periodista habla sobre Venezuela

February 26, 2010


What Does it Mean to be Compañeros?

An Other Mexico, and World, is Under Construction between San Salvador Atenco and East Harlem

By RJ Maccani
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... ¿Qué Significa Ser Compañeros?

February 26, 2010


In Solidarity with Pedro Brizuela in Honduras

Union Organizer, Political Strategist, and Collaborator of Narco News, Lost His Daughter, Claudia Larisa Brizuela, 36, to an Assassin's Bullet on Wednesday

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... En solidaridad con Pedro Brizuela en Honduras

February 25, 2010


Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape

International Conference in Mexico City Provides Hope, Inspiration to a Budding Domestic Movement

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... El movimiento mexicano por la reforma de la política de las drogas comienza a tomar forma

February 25, 2010


How to Write a News Story

The First Lesson of the School of Authentic Journalism Begins with Four Easy Steps

By Al Giordano
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Como escribir una nota periodística

February 24, 2010


Por Esto! Receives School of Authentic Journalism Students in Cancun

The Newspaper Argued that “The Drug Trafficking Problem Won’t End Unless the Fellowship Between Police and Drug Traffickers Ends”

By Ter García
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Por Esto! recibe en Cancún a los alumnos de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico

February 24, 2010


Secure Shelters Scarce in Port-Au-Prince as Rainy Season Looms

With Just Weeks Until the Annual Deluge, International Aid Organizations Debate Tarps vs. Tents

By Ansel Herz
Mediahacker

en español... Escasean los refugios seguros en Puerto Príncipe a medida que la temporada de lluvias se acerca

February 24, 2010


2010 School of Authentic Journalism: Cameras for the Shy!

“I found that someone like me – and maybe you – has an equal place within journalism.”

By Sebastian Kolendo
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010: ¡Cámaras para los tímidos!

February 23, 2010


Torture in Egypt: The Making of the Video

The First of Many Videos Produced During 2010 School of Authentic Journalism, About the Work of its Graduate, Noha Atef, Is Now Online

By Al Giordano
President, The School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Tortura en Egipto: La realización del video

February 23, 2010


Panama Enters Colombian War

President Martinelli may be Violating Canal Treaties

By Okke Ornstein
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Panamá entra a la guerra colombiana

February 22, 2010


Bolivian President Evo Morales Visits Mexico City

The Event, Organized by the Mexico City Government, Was Evo's First Official Visit to Mexico

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Evo Morales, Presidente de Bolivia, visita la Ciudad de México

February 22, 2010


Building an Authentic Journalism Movement

School Takes Lessons from Civil Rights Leader James Lawson and the History of the Highlander Center

By Kara Newhouse
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Construyendo el movimiento del Periodismo Auténtico

February 21, 2010


Mario Menéndez Passionately Reveals his Authentic Life Story

Meet the Journalist and Publisher of Por Esto! – a Man Whose Life Story Has Witnessed Political Turmoil, Government Censorship and the Constant Struggle to Remain Authentic

By Mariana Simoes
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Mario Menéndez revela apasionadamente su auténtica historia de vida

February 21, 2010


You Got There First, “Cachito”

Gonzalo Subirats (1956-2010), Photojournalist with the Daily Por Esto and Professor of the School of Authentic Journalism

By Por Esto!
Editorial Staff

en español... Sólo te nos adelantaste “cachito”

February 20, 2010


Coca-Cola Moves into Mezcal

Agro-Industry Absorbs Oaxaca Land and Water for Private Profit, Stainless Steel Vats Replace Artisanship

By Nancy Davies, with research assistance by Earl Fish
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Coca-Cola incursiona en la industria del Mezcal

February 15, 2010


News Flash: The School of Authentic Journalism Begins

Al Giordano and His Colleagues Are Committed to Journalism That Acts Like a Community Organization

By Hugo Ramírez
School of Authentic Journalism, Class of 2010

en español... ¡Alerta!: Comienza la Escuela de Periodismo Autentico

February 6, 2010


Por Esto! Is Keeping Journalism Real

Mexican Newspaper is Committed to the Struggle for Authentic Journalism

By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El diario Por Esto! permite que el periodismo se mantenga real

February 9, 2010


Authentic Journalism Rises Again on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

“We have to democratize journalism and make it a tool that is available and of use to every citizen trying to better his or her life and their community’s life.”

By RJ Maccani
Class of 2010, School of Authentic Journalism

en español... El Periodismo Auténtico se vuelve a erigir en la península de Yucatán, México

February 6, 2010


The School of Authentic Journalism Nears Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

An Interview with Al Giordano, Founder of Narco News' J-School, in the Countdown to the 2010 School's February 3 Inauguration

By Working Gringos
YucatanLiving.com

en español... La Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico acerca la península de Yucatán, México

January 31, 2010


Mistrusting of Their Government and UN, Haitians Place Their Hopes In US Troops, Aristide

Video Scenes from Haiti, as Thoughts Turn to Reconstruction

By Ansel Herz
Mediahacker

January 30, 2010


Propaganda Antidote In Grand Goave, Relief Efforts Frustrate Haitian Neighborhood Leaders

“They have made many promises, but we don’t see the action yet...”

By Ansel Herz
Mediahacker

January 28, 2010


Howard Zinn (1922-2010): In Lieu of Flowers, Organize

Document and Tell the Stories of that Organizing so that Others May, too, Be Inspired to Do the Same

By Al Giordano
The Field

en español... Howard Zinn (1922-2010): En lugar de flores, organícense

January 28, 2010


SME: "Don't Pay Your Electric Bill!"

Supporters Argue that the Closure of Luz y Fuerza is an Affront to Taxpayers, Electricity Customers, Workers, and Subcontractors

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... SME: “¡No paguen su recibo de electricidad!”

January 26, 2010


Back to School

Construction Begins on the Campuses of the 2010 Narco News School of Authentic Journalism on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

By Al Giordano
The FIeld

en español... De regreso a la escuela

January 25, 2010


Mariano Abarca Lives, and the Struggle Continues

Almost Two Months After the Anti-Mining Leader’s Assassination in Chiapas, Blackfire Exploration Ltd. is Under the Microscope

By Gianni Proiettis
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Mariano Abarca vive, la lucha sigue

January 23, 2010


Meet 31 Scholarship Recipients for the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism

They'll Gather for Ten Days of Intensive Training, February 3 to 13, on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

By Al Giordano
President, Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Conozcan a los 31 becarios seleccionados para la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

November 15, 2009


Meet the 2010 School of Authentic Journalism Faculty

A Dream Team for the Next Generation of Authentic Journalists

By Al Giordano
President, Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

en español... Conozcan el cuerpo de profesores de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico 2010

September 17, 2009


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