Entre mayo de 2014 y noviembre de 2015 un equipo de más de 20 periodistas de cinco países reportaron historias de la migración que hasta ahora habían recibido poca cobertura en los medios. Como parte del proyecto Migración al Descubierto de Round Earth Media, publicaron sus historias en español e inglés en medios importantes en los EEUU, México, Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala. "Vidas Cruzadas" recopila algunas de estas historias en forma de una radionovela de la vida real.
Iolany Pérez is the director of Communications and Multimedia for Radio Progreso, the pioneering Honduras-based station, specializing in gender and violence. During her seven years at Radio Progreso, Pérez produced a three-part radio and print special, “Mujeres en Maras,” featuring extensive interviews with women gang members. She also writes for the newspaper aMecate Corto. She studied at the National Autonomous University of Honduras.
Eric Lemus is a freelance journalist in El Salvador whose reports have been seen in El Mundo Digital, BBC News, and VICE News. Lemus received a doctorate in Jounralism from Universitat de Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to his reporting, Lemus has been active on a national basis in the areas of Human Rights and Free of Expression for journalists. Among his many awards is the Ill Premios Iberoamericanos de Communicación por los Derechos de la Niñez y las Adolescencias.
Visual Journalist and multimedia producer based in Juarez. Since early 2010 she’s been documenting war attributed to drug trafficking cartels fighting for the plaza in Juarez, and consequences on society. Some of her projects includes groups of children in marginalized neighborhoods who are taught on photography to help them express their ideas and try to find situations that violate their human rights, portraits of struggle stories and icons of Ciudad Juarez with the intention of showing the Juarez survivor, also has produced some video stories where victims of violence have used their courage to organize and undertake projects of common welfare.
Manuel Ureste is a Spanish journalist who’s been working in Mexico since 2008. Currently a reporter at Animal Político in Mexico City, Ureste holds a master’s degree in International Relationship and Diplomacy (Staffordshire University). He has published chronicles and special reports about migration and human rights.
Mely Arellano Ayala l works for Lado B, an online magazine in Puebla, Mexico focusing on public policy, technology and culture. A graduate in Lingustics from Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, Ayala has held fellowships at the Press and Democracy Program of the Iberoamerican University, Mexico City in and of the Iberoamerican for New Journalism Foundation. Among her awards are first places in the category of Chronical in the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Journalism Prize in Puebla in 2012 and 2013.
Conrad lived in Mexico for 15 years, where he worked as freelance radio and print reporter. His work appeared on the BBC World Service, NPR and CBC, as well as Christian Science Monitor and Canadian Press. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he runs a local soccer club for immigrant youth. He is currently writing a web app to take the drudgery out of radio reporting. Find out more at his page.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe is a Fronteras Desk (NPR) Senior Field Correspondent and a native of El Paso, Texas, where she recently worked as a freelance reporter. Her work has aired on NPR, Public Radio International and Radio Bilingüe. Most of her stories examined the effects of drug-related violence across the border in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Previously, she worked as a reporter for the Waco Tribune-Herald in Waco, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in history.
Agradecemos el apoyo de Rosi Franco, Agnes Bourzeix, Mary Stucky, Beverley Abel, Marge Ostroushko, Meg Davidson y todo el equipo de Round Earth Media.