Stories about Reframed Stories
Benjamín Cuéllar Fernández researched how the word "Indigenous" is used in Bolivian media and explained how he would like information about Indigenous peoples to be reported.
Reframed Stories asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves and the issues that affect them. Apawki Castro of the Confederation of the Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) shares his commentary.
"I think that gender is a topic that involves all of us, not only women, and we continue to have the same discourse that gender is only about women."
"I would like the word cloud to include more words related to the consequences of mining. The word 'contamination' is not there."
"The social struggle, the organizations, collectives, the women’s groups who are constantly conducting this fight are made invisible by media."
"The word “activism” is also absent, which tells us that the struggles are taking place within collectives, but are not seen as a social demand.."
“The legal system and judges could follow up, minimize the risks, and guarantee the victim’s access to justice”
"I believe that given the commitment and immediate attention by civil society, an attempted feminicide can be identified thanks to public policies, the will of the state, and the funds assigned for security."
"the correct words that should be used to explain feminicide and that fall within Bolivian law should be that in a feminicide there was justice without delay.."
“Community work highlights the united participation of citizens to develop activities that improve the image of our community”
"...it is a responsibility of the communities, organizations, and practicing citizens to organize, disseminate and conserve this intangible heritage of our native peoples."
"As an indigenous woman, I would like to see women leaders highlighted (in the word cloud), the names of women leaders from our bases because I know they exist."
"there is ancestral knowledge in the Sarayaku indigenous community that goes back many years"
"Sarayaku is not only about struggle, it also has diversity such as its flora, fauna, the spirits that protect us.."
"I would like this word cloud to show the youth’s participation in Sarayaku's historic struggle."