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.

Women Who Move Mountains

   During the San Pedro Sula portion of the trip, Alex and I spent our time meeting with defenders outside the city and meeting displaced families through a wonderful and very helpful organization called Casa…

Reality-Check Post “Kidnapping”

On my knees and blindfolded, my ankle was starting to give out. So was my knee (an ongoing issue for me lately). I kept my head down, calm and deferential. I had been “kidnapped”. The…

Meet the Fellow: Leah Varjacques

Bananas. That’s the perfect way to describe Leah Varjacques. She loves bananas and swears they have healing powers. She’s long and slender like a banana. She bruises easily as observed during HEFAT training. She’s also…

Meet the Fellow: Victoria Moll-Ramírez

Victoria Moll-Ramírez was set on becoming a sports journalist, until she realized she only liked one sport (basketball). She then fell in love with hip-hop radio – she dreamed of becoming the next Angie Martinez…

Meet the Fellow: Greta Rico

If you’ve never been to Mexico City, you can discover the grandiose city’s spirit in the images captured by documentary photographer Greta Rico. Greta, a native of Mexico, is a cultural journalist turned visual storyteller,…

Meet the Fellow: Kyana Moghadam

For Kyana Moghadam, stories are a way to understand the world. Who gets to tell the story is just an important as the story itself, she says. That’s why her work focuses on audio and…

Meet the Fellow: Samanta Helou Hernandez

One of the greatest characteristics of journalists is their desire to preserve history. These scribes and historians are the people who have an incessant need to make sure that life does not go unnoticed. They…

Meet the Fellow: Natalia Aldana

When Natalia Aldana was growing up she often got sent to detention for asking too many questions. As an adult, she realized this was an asset rather than a weakness, and journalism was the perfect…

Meet the Fellow: Anna-Cat Brigida

Courtesy of Anna-Cat Brigida A ferocious reader at a young age, Anna-Cat Brigida says her career as a journalist was born out of an obsession with words. “I was a book nerd,” she says, adding…