Entre las cenizas: historias de vida en tiempos de muerte. Front Cover. Marcela Turati, Daniela Rea Gómez. sur+ ediciones, – Disappeared persons – The Nieman Fellows at Harvard University have selected Marcela Turati of the “Entre las Cenizas: historias de vida en tiempo de muerte,” (“Amid the Ashes. Marcela Turati y Daniela Rea – “Entre las cenizas. Historias de vida en tiempos de muerte” (). Un libro de crónicas que busca saldar una de las deudas del .
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Ms Turati works for Procesoa leading news weekly in Mexico. She is a standard-bearer for the journalists who have risked their lives to document the devastating wave of violence in Mexico. People are tired of reading about turari trafficking through the lens of the horror. When that happened we asked ourselves, in what moment did you become disenchanted with this story? Yes, it says a lot. If you do not investigate then you are a transcriber of the statements made by people or powerful groups, and that is marcelaa journalism.
In Fuego Cruzado Crossfire she tells the stories of victims of the war on drugs. There were reporters who were very in love with one experience and we ran the risk entr doing propaganda, that’s why we also asked to see the challenges as well, the difficulties of organizing with others.
I’m not saying I made a mistake because it had to be done and become the uncomfortable conscience, but also, with the passing of years, so many news on the destruction generate a tremendous apathy, an armoring from the readers’ side, and we asked ourselves, how can we continue denouncing the same things without having people feel that it’s the same story they have already read?
Do you marceela it can be written from a different perspective? For us as reporters it was a welcome breath of fresh air after six years of having covered the most horrible things, of not understanding, of feeling there is no hope, that there is no future.
Turati spoke recently with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas about the challenges that came with putting together the book and seeking, as a group, for a new lens from which to cover violence in Mexico.
We asked ourselves, how can we tell what’s going on but from different sets of eyes? Why didn’t you look at this? To do journalism is to discover issues of public interest that some do not want dntre be known. Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with more than lsa dozen killed or gone missing in the past six years.
Who — individuals, organizations, or movements — is making a difference right now? Turati previously reported for the Mexican newspapers Reforma and Excelsiorworked as a freelance journalist and created the blog and an online discussion group Periodismo de Esperanza Journalism of Hope after spending two years exploring the question of whether it is possible for journalism to bring about change.
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For us it was very important to find financing to organize ourselves, have the book on time, put together a book with a publishing house for the first time, and the other thing, to do it as a team and not end up fighting each other. However, I do not think that we have to only recharge ourselves with data, technology and computers. But we had to limit ourselves to write about what we saw without exalting or taking credit away. Lyons Award in honor of the Nieman Foundation curator who retired that year after leading the institution for a quarter of a century.
We began to question ourselves why we wrote what we wrote. Everything we know that can encrypt dangerous information, or search for and process data, and technologies that can be used to [cover] sensitive issues such as human rights are advances that help us to run investigations that can have impact; they also help […] collaborative work between reporters and experts.
The Mexican organization Periodistas de a Pie launched on Dec. And being able to produce 10 texts that we all liked, good in quality and that none of them came short on the narrative side, that was very complicated.
I learned to investigate when I began to cover poverty because I wrote stories about how poor people live. Download Entre las Cenizas for free here.
Entre las Cenizas will have limited printing but can be downloaded in Spanish for free from the book’s websitewhere the organization has also posted 10 videos that go along with each story. It also helped connect researchers and international human rights organizations with people on the ground affected by violence.
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The important thing is not to lose from sight, when we go out reporting, that there are other possible focuses, and to search for these stories and chase them until we get them, enntre they are important for the health of journalism in general and the mental and emotional health of the readers. Lyons was a forceful advocate for freedom of the press. Tales of Life in Times of Death” in Spanish.
It would be very important to be able to unveil the hidden interests of the big media companies, their power relations, for whom they work. The narrative part was yurati a goal for us, we crnizas it to be very well written, with imagery, persons, scenes, not just a speech. As the war against the narcotraffickers intensified, the organization refocused to support journalists covering the conflict and to defend freedom of speech.
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Turati has long sought to give voice to those who lack political power and access to the media. I would respond that we must return to the basics, learn about the history of journalism and how it has impacted history, and, above all, remember our ancestors, those journalists of previous generations who carried out great research and achieved change without the technology, money, tools, channels of dissemination that now exist, without the support marcelx huge media enterprises and with the government against them.
The Nieman Fellows, including ccenizas international and 12 U. It would be desirable for it to become a model, but it can’t always be that way. However, said Proceso magazine reporter and Periodistas de a Pie co-founder Marcela Turati, the book not only aims to inspire people in Mexico who have sunken into hopelessness, but also other journalists searching to tell stories beyond the tragedy.
What would you ask yourself, should you be conducting this interview — and what would you answer? And we talked and talked about the text, and we gave ideas on how to improve it until all of us liked it. Because the violence hasn’t stopped and it’s getting worse. My book was hard, it touched upon plenty of pain, of horror, and in that time one could only see the destruction. This was very important to us, that the victims could make the book their own.
Efforts to resist were insipid. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity marcels Journalism. For me it was a pending matter to experiment and see if you could do this that we sometimes call journalism of hope, journalism that seeks changes, journalism of possibilities, or what some call journalism of peace and others preventive journalism. Like a little script with things we had to pay attention to, to train our eyes and focus them on the right place.