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Next week, I'm starting a new adventure: I'm leaving Univision and I'm joining ProPublica as the partner manager for Documenting Hate, a project uniting newsrooms around the country to track hate crimes and bias incidents.

I am crazy excited to work at ProPublica, which has been a dream of mine since I became a journalist. I'm so humbled to work with their rock-star team of reporters and editors and developers, and I'm thrilled I'll get to work in tandem with some of the most innovative newsrooms in the U.S. …


Eduardo Cunha, former Chamber of Deputies president, after his arrest. (Agencia Brasil/Creative Commons)

In Brazil, you hear the word “deserve” a lot. “You deserve it” (você merece) is a means of congratulations and “nobody deserves that” (ninguém merece) is a common lament. In Netflix’s new Brazilian series “3%” only the most “deserving” are chosen through a rigorous series of tests to live on an island apart from the squalor in which the 97 percent toil.

Though Brazilians like to think you get what you deserve, that’s hasn’t usually been true when it comes to the country’s wealthiest and most powerful.

But this year was a different story.

Traditionally, Brazil’s one-percenters have enjoyed impunity…


Univision's Newsport in Miami.

Today is my last day working at Medium, where I've been for two stints: first as an editorial intern in the fall, and then on contract as international audience manager since February. On Monday, I'm starting a full-time position as a journalist and editor at Univision.

I’ve loved working at Medium, but I’m incredibly excited to start with Univision, where I’m going to have the opportunity to work on the new English-language digital team led by David Adams, covering and working on issues in my wheelhouse including Latin America and immigration. …


A Canadian Medium writer decided to work on his language skills through a year-long writing challenge.

Credit: WackyStuff/Flickr Creative Commons.

On Medium, people all over the world publish in more than two dozen languages. And there's one more few people know about: Esperanto.

Esperanto was created in the 1800s by a Polish doctor in an effort to create an easily learned language to be spoken globally to promote peace. Between 200,000 and 2 million people all over the world speak Esperanto.

Zach Jordan is a digital marketing specialist based in Toronto, Canada. He started one of Medium's first Esperanto publications, called 52 Weeks of Esperanto — one post a week for a year. …


Here's what you missed during the past week on Medium International.

Chernobyl, Ukraine. Stefan Krasowski/Creative Commons.

Chernobyl, three decades later

French journalists Sébastien Gobert, Laurent Geslin, and Niels Ackerman traveled to the Ukraine to find out what happened to exiles from the Chernobyl disaster zone, thirty years later.

English | Français

A day in the life in Venezuela

Medium writers in Venezuela are opening up about how the crisis in their country is affecting everyday life, from waiting hours for groceries to being unable to get prescription medications.

“Yesterday someone broke into my car while it was parked. They stole bags of food. …


What Venezuelans are going through, as told by them.

Caracas, Venezuela. "Here in supreme happiness, looking for flour." (Julio Cesar Mesa/Creative Commons)

There are a lot of words to describe what's going on in Venezuela. Crisis. Implosion. Mess. Falling apart.

There's the skyrocketing inflation, the lack of basic goods and medicine, the public health crisis. There's the energy crisis, with rolling blackouts and water shortages. There's widespread violence. The list goes on.

Could there be anything worse than seeing this happen to your country?

Though it's painful, Venezuelans on Medium have opened up about their everyday experiences. Here's a translation of excerpts from some of the most recent posts.

Aglaia Berlutti has been documenting her country's crisis through her everyday experiences, from…


We're excited to bring you our most multilingual newsletter yet! Here's what you missed on Medium International during the last week.

Berlin, Germany.

Trapped forever in Tokyo

Damjan Cvetkov-Dimitrov and Nina Geometrieva wrote about their experience staying in a capsule hotel in Japan, along with snapping stunning photos. The piece is now available in three languages.

English | 日本語 | Polski

Shedding light in informational darkness

Efecto Cocuyo is a Venezuelan media startup that aims to get Venezuelans the information that the traditional press isn't providing. Read our interview with Luz Mely Reyes.

English | Español

Can the EU be saved?

VoxEurop published an op-ed about the future of the European Union, available in six languages.


La infatigable CEO del medio emergente explica cómo la organización se centra en el periodismo social.

Efecto Cocuyo: Periodismo que ilumina

Luz Mely Reyes no es una periodista cualquiera, es una fuerza de la naturaleza.

Creció en Petare, un barrio pobre de Caracas, Venezuela, sin agua corriente. Trabajó duro en la universidad y consiguió una beca para hacer un posgraduado. Se convirtió en periodista y luchó para ser la primera mujer en dirigir un diario en Venezuela. Ha sido atacada personalmente por dos presidentes. Y es una de las fundadoras del único medio emergente venezolano puesto en marcha enteramente por mujeres —medio que es también el proyecto de crowdfunding más exitoso del país.

No es coincidencia que Reyes se convirtiera en…


The media startup's indefatigable CEO explains the organization's social-focused approach to journalism.

The Firefly Effect: Journalism that illuminates.

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Luz Mely Reyes isn't just a journalist. She's a force to be reckoned with.

She grew up in Petare, an impoverished neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, without running water. She worked through college, and won a scholarship to go to grad school. She became a reporter, working her way up to be the first woman to run a Venezuelan newspaper. She's been personally targeted by two presidents. And she's one of the founders of the only Venezuelan media startup launched entirely by women — which is also the country's most successful crowdfunded project.

It's no coincidence…


Brazilians don't want history to repeat itself, but no one's coming to the rescue to turn things around.

The circus/impeachment vote in Brazil's lower house on April 17. Photo: PRB Nacional/Creative Commons

Two dead bodies lay on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, as beachgoers play soccer and walk by, unfazed. It’s hard to shock a Carioca. The two men had died when a nearly four-month-old bike path — built by a company under scrutiny for shoddy engineering and possible corruption — collapsed after getting hit by a strong wave, sending the two Cariocas into the sea and to their deaths.

This, in a state that's now so broke that it's stopped paying pensioners and has delayed salaries for half a million public-sector workers, leading dozens of categories of professionals to…

Rachel Glickhouse

Trilingual journalist.

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