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Young journalists explore grassroots pandemic responses in Brazil, Columbia, and Peru

Homegrown, bottom-up approaches to coping with the effects of the pandemic in South America were the focus of the latest cohort of budding journalists at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) virtual Journalism Bootcamp.

Read the long-from multimedia reporting project created by student-journalists from Hampton University in Virginia: “Stay Home But Not Silent”: Latin American Communities Organizing in the Face of Covid-19.

The students worked in collaboration with CSIS’s Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, created in 2011 with support from SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos, and their reporting project was the capstone of an intensive week of seminars and workshops led by CSIS experts. The practicum incorporated both journalistic skill-building and deep topical dives into how prepared various countries are, from a political and public health standpoint, to respond to future COVID-19 surges.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) supports the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp: Reporting on International Affairs, which has welcomed cohorts from universities around the United States and Greece.