IWMF On the Ground

Read the stories from fellows as they report on the ground.

Through our blog, read the experiences from our fellows from our most recent reporting trip.

Breaking barriers as female journalists

As a young journalist who has spent the majority of her career as a freelancer, I was drawn to IWMF because I wanted to become part of a community. I’ve often felt alone as a…

The many obstacles facing Honduran youth

Two Honduran youth who participated in the second annual “Breaking Barriers” marathon, an attempt to reclaim public space for youth. An estimated 65 percent of the Honduran population is under the age of 29. I’d…

Defending Garifuna Land and Gentrification

In recent years, my reporting has focused mainly on the gentrification of Latinx communities in Los Angeles. Through photos, text, and audio I tell the stories of neighborhoods facing displacement. I archive and record the…

Las Mujeres Poderosas de Honduras

While international outlets often focus on the reasons why people leave Honduras, I decided to focus on those who stay and fight for a country where people no longer have to flee. On the first…

Mujeres que mueven montañas

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Cuidamos: Consequences of the Stories We Tell

When I arrived in Honduras for the International Women’s Media Fund (IWMF) Adelante fellowship, many journalists here were discussing whether or not the New York Times had failed in its reporting on gangs in San…

Meet the fellow: Vanessa Castro

Photo by Pauline Onzon     Vanessa Castro is a freelance multi-media journalist with Deutsche Welles, based in Berlin. Her journey into journalism began in Colombia, where she was born and raised. Growing up in…

“On the Ground”: Notas visuales de mi viaje de reportaje en Honduras

Junto con mi colega y compañera de trabajo Greta Gomez Rico, conformamos un equipo para reportar y desde que pusimos un pie en Tegucigalpa no paramos ni un día, hasta el ultimo día de reportaje…

Aprender de la esperanza, para contar historias

Gracias al programa “Adelante” de la IWMF tuve la oportunidad de viajar a Honduras para realizar en conjunto con mi colega Morena Pérez un par de reportajes sobre los derechos de las mujeres en las…