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The truth and nothing but the truth

In recent years, technological developments and the liberalization of media markets have fueled an explosive change in media and communication, with…


Opportunity in tragedy: A reflection on the Ecuador earthquake

I took this picture in Muisne, one of the most beautiful towns in Ecuador, my home country. Muisne is in the Province of Esmeraldas, in the northwest of the country and is, I feel, home to our best…  


Resilient people and institutions: Ecuador’s post-earthquake challenge

No one is really prepared for an emergency until they’ve had to live through one. And the 16 April earthquake in Ecuador put us to the test. With the drawdown in the humanitarian response phase that…  


How to change the world in one word: Volunteer

"Young people can change the world!" These words spoken by a youth representative from the Municipal Volunteer Network in Cuenca, Ecuador, made me think. In general, young people are told that they…  


A year after the Ecuador earthquake, we still have work to do

It only took 40 seconds to unleash decades of pent up vulnerability in Ecuador. Substandard buildings, additional stories built unofficially, shoddy building materials—they all took their toll on 16…  

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