I knew I would be a journalist since I was 6 years old. However, early in my undergraduate studies in Journalism and Liberal Arts in Ecuador, my home country, I realized that mainstream and social media did not always provide comprehensive coverage, and that different stories urgently needed to be told. Since then, I have committed my life both to the research and practice of this endeavor. I moved to Canada in 2012 to complete a Master’s degree in Anthropology, where I studied community radio stations in Ecuador. In 2016, I joined a doctoral program in Communication with the objective of deepening the understanding of the possible relation between alternative media and women’s health. I have also participated in different projects across Latin America and Canada related to communication and human rights for the past twelve years.
I joined the Global Voices team in March 2017. As the NewsFrames-Rising Voices Community Lead, I keep working in the intersections between the practice and research of communication, aiming to contribute to the creation and circulation of those crucial stories that still remain unheard.
Latest posts by Belen Febres-Cordero from July, 2017
In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination
In Ecuador, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku has been leveraging the power of digital technologies to share their own narratives about the long-standing struggle over land rights.