What Happened At Dos Erres
fjp-latinamerica:

We are totally enjoying a recent episode of This American Life on the story of Guatemalan immigrant Óscar Ramírez:

In 1982, the Guatemalan military massacred the villagers of Dos Erres, killing more than 200 people. Thirty years later, a Guatemalan living in the US got a phone call from a woman who told him that two boys had been abducted during the massacre — and he was one of them. 

Beyond the fascinating storytelling, what we liked the most is the degree of collaboration between several journalistic enterprises: startup extraordinaire ProPublica, Colombia-based Fundación MEPI, independent journalist Habiba Nosheen, and This American Life.
Insofar, their collaboration has already rendered a remarkable set of journalistic products (and byproducts): an in-depth essay, a timeline, a slideshow, and an eBook. Praiseworthy by all means.
Image: Partial screenshot of Óscar’s Story, by Sebastian Rotella and Krista Kjellman Schmidt. Via ProPublica. 

FJP: If you haven’t listened to this, set aside some time and do so. It’s an amazing story.

What Happened At Dos Erres

fjp-latinamerica:

We are totally enjoying a recent episode of This American Life on the story of Guatemalan immigrant Óscar Ramírez:

In 1982, the Guatemalan military massacred the villagers of Dos Erres, killing more than 200 people. Thirty years later, a Guatemalan living in the US got a phone call from a woman who told him that two boys had been abducted during the massacre — and he was one of them. 

Beyond the fascinating storytelling, what we liked the most is the degree of collaboration between several journalistic enterprises: startup extraordinaire ProPublica, Colombia-based Fundación MEPI, independent journalist Habiba Nosheen, and This American Life.

Insofar, their collaboration has already rendered a remarkable set of journalistic products (and byproducts): an in-depth essay, a timeline, a slideshow, and an eBook. Praiseworthy by all means.

Image: Partial screenshot of Óscar’s Story, by Sebastian Rotella and Krista Kjellman Schmidt. Via ProPublica

FJP: If you haven’t listened to this, set aside some time and do so. It’s an amazing story.

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