|English | Español||February 24, 2017 | Issue #67|
I learned the importance of the media to make sure things change around the world
A great collective dream emerges to keep this school going
By Sarahy Flores
Sarahy Flores, grad of the 2004 School of Authentic Journalism. Photo NFR
So I travelled all the way to Bolivia. It was the first time I left my country and in the middle of the jungle where Che Guevara was murdered, I found the faces of the women that the army had raped in the name of the War Against Drugs. Of those women that resisted and organized even though their husbands had been murdered. I knew the community radio stations and many organizers that fought against the big transnational corporations, like Don Quixote against the windmill.
From that trip came the documentary “Chew on this” in which I learned to interview people regardless of circumstance and about heart breaking stories. I learned that there is resistance in all parts of the world, but very few speak of it. I learned the importance of making our own media to make sure things change around the world. I was 17 years old, and today, at 27 I can see with more clarity and gratitude what I learned with all the professors and scholars at the School of Authentic Journalism. Because I didn’t just learn journalism, I learned a great life lesson.
So a great collective dream emerges to keep this school going. But this will only be possible with your donations: big or small, it doesn’t matter. Know that you are a basic part of this project, and that every time that a story is published or a video is released you were part of its making.
Thank you, dear readers.
- The Fund for Authentic Journalism