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Teodora C. Hasegan

Teodora is a socio-cultural anthropologist and translator with international professional and educational background. Teodora has extensive translation and editing experience for academic presses, print and online media. As researcher, Teodora is interested in promoting a better understanding of the complex contemporary social, political, cultural and environmental issues, with a focus on the underrepresented perspectives of the marginalized, indigenous communities worldwide. With cultural and social sensitivity, Teodora contributes to projects, like Global Voices, that raise awareness about the inequalities, lack of freedom and human rights violations around the world.

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Artists from around the world bid farewell to the creator of Mafalda

Iconic comic strip character Mafalda became "a universal symbol of rebellion and faith in a better world."

In Bolivia, indigenous Aymara question Bolivia's Independence Day celebrations

"The independence of these countries where we Aymara live did not mean the liberation of the Aymara, but a change of 'master'."

Peru's state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

The lack of representation in television reflects how the Peruvian state, in its 200-year history, has treated its indigenous peoples: in a colonial, racist and discriminatory way.

Young Cubans capture beauty and resilience with photographs of the COVID-19 lockdown

Through photos, Cubans tell stories of their COVID-19 lockdown.

Despite attacks on press freedom, Nicaragua's digital media landscape is still flourishing

At least 24 new media outlets have been created since 2018, and the already established media outlets are adapting to produce multimedia content.

Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Colombia denounce the assassination of human rights defenders

"The answer should not be force. The militarization of the territory generates more panic and anxiety."

Pre-Hispanic inspiration, struggle, and satire: The art of Mexico's Manuel Ruelas

"In Mexico, the ultimate misfortune is death. That is why this is a recurring concept in my work."

Digital activism, paintings, and a national strike—how Mexican women protest gender-based violence

The staggering levels of violence against women are front and center in Mexico's feminist movements.

Chilean women proclaim: ‘We are no longer afraid’

"We are tired of the abuse, of the constant violence. Everything we do is questioned, we encountered obstacles over and over again just to live a normal life. It is...

‘For this new generation of women, the public body is political,’ says founder of Chilean feminist political party

Pía Barros is a co-founder of the Feminist Alternative Party, one of the new platforms that emerged in Chile in the wake of the 2019-2020 protests.

Despite exile, Evo Morales’ influence in Bolivian politics endures

Morales was allegedly the kingmaker behind the candidacy of Luis Arce, the former Minister of Economy who will represent MAS in the upcoming presidential elections.

The struggle of the Bolivian feminist chola is now online

Yolanda Mamani, a feminist chola who started fighting for her rights as a child domestic worker, now take her talkative style to her radio show, blog and YouTube channel.

Mexican feminist groups fight for the right to stay safe online

After falling victim to the dissemination of intimate images without her consent, Olimpia Coral Melo Cruz, together with feminist organizations, fights for the adoption of laws to make this behavior...

Interview with Erick Huerta, a researcher helping to bring internet access to indigenous communities in Mexico

A project to build and strengthen the communication and technological autonomy of indigenous peoples and communities.

The faces of the Cuban drought

Periodismo de Barrio launches a special report on the effects of drought on the people in Cuba.

“Language is also a form of resistance”

"As a citizen of the Mexican State, I demand that my language, our languages ​​and peoples, have the same opportunities to survive and exist without the fear of being extinguished....

Colombian social networks rally behind a local street poet fined for ‘trafficking poems’

Jesús Espicasa's story made waves on Colombian social networks, sparking a nationwide debate about the role of poetry in public life.

With hundreds of political prisoners still in jail, the Nicaraguan conflict is far from over

While 100 people were reported to be released from prison, the efforts for those who remain behind bars and denounce human rights abuses continue.

Dijaawa Wotunnöi: an animated short film helps revitalise the Yekuana language

Several Yekuanas -- an indigenous people who live in Venezuela and Brazil -- participated in the project as translators and researchers, and also contributed their voice to the film's characters.

Nicaragua's diaspora activists bear a ‘double burden’

The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."

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