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Awesome August Artwork: A month of impressive street paper covers

The 2017 Global Street Paper Summit allowed us to get up close and personal with August’s covers – take a look at our highlights from the network.

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INSP Awards: 2017 Winners Announced!

Find out who took home the 12 coveted awards at the 2017 INSP Awards, held in Manchester, UK.

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INSP Awards: Best Campaign Finalists for 2017

Six impressive campaigns from our street papers have made it as finalists – time to find out all about them.

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INSP Awards: Presenting our Best Breakthrough 2017 Finalists

The finalists just keep coming! Here’s who has claimed a Top Five position in the Best Breakthrough category.

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INSP Awards: 2017 Best Photo Finalists Revealed

Our top five snaps have been chosen – we present to you our Best Photo finalists for 2017!

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INSP Awards: Best Vendor Contribution 2017 Nominees

The final set of nominees are here – have a look to see who’s made the top ten in the Best Vendor Contribution category.

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INSP Awards: The Best Photo Nominees for 2017 are here!

Our snap-happy street papers have offered up hundreds of impressive images this year, and we’ve got the top ten all developed and ready to go!

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INSP Awards: Discover our Best News Feature Nominees for 2017

This year’s nominees for Best News Feature are in – take a look at the stories that have captured our imagination and made the longlist.

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INSP Awards: Best Cover 2017 Nominees Revealed

It’s been another brilliant year for street paper covers, and we’re delighted to announce the first set of nominees for this year’s INSP Awards – kicking off with the hotly-contested Best Cover category.

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#VendorWeek: vendors share what makes their part of the world unique

From Melbourne to Denver, Taipei to Athens, vendors across the globe share what it’s like to sell a street paper in their city… and so much more.

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“How will you reach out to people like me?” street papers respond to President Trump

International street paper staff and vendors responded with surprise and apprehension following the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the USA.

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October global street paper covers get scary

Between Halloween and Trump, there’s a frighteneing vibe on this month’s international street paper covers. Thank god for Street Cat Bob…

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Should we just give homes to the homeless?

Hus Forbi reports from the 11th European Research Conference on Homelessness in Copenhagen on the relative merits of Housing First and the traditional hostel system for getting people out of homelessness.

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“I feel like I live in luxury homelessness compared to Denmark’s former poorhouse” – Hus Forbi vendor Jensine

The old poorhouse in the Danish town of Svendborg is now a museum, featuring an exhibition about local street paper Hus Forbi. Vendor Jensine’s life is rough, but when she sees the old poorhouse in Svendborg, she feels privileged.

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Olympic fever gripped world’s street papers this August

August’s street paper covers have the Olympic spirit, featuring ‘cuddly lawnmowers’, a homeless wedding, Steven Spielberg, and a cheeky little bit of rickrolling.

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Homeless couple’s wedding makes the front page

Hus Forbi vendors hope to show that anyone can find love and happiness, after their wedding day made it into local and national media this summer.

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What do street paper readers want? #INSP2016 answers

This week at the INSP summit in Athens, street paper leaders from the UK, Denmark and Greece discussed their different techniques for building readership and engaging new audiences.

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Street papers agree key to successful campaigns lies with vendors

Today in Athens, INSP delegates agreed that putting vendors at the heart of campaigns can have maximum impact in influencing change and challenging perceptions.

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Athens welcomes international delegates to INSP Global Street Paper Summit

Against the odds, INSP was thrilled to launch the 2016 Global Street Paper Summit 2016 in Athens today alongside our co-hosts, Shedia. The city officially welcomed INSP’s 120 international delegates in the grand surrounding of Athens City Hall.

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INSP Awards: trailblazing finalists compete for Best Campaign

The entries in this year’s INSP Awards Best Campaign category have been innovative, powerful and trailblazing. Discover how our five finalists have been impacting change to support the most marginalised and vulnerable members of their communities.

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INSP Awards: meet our finalists for Best Vendor Contribution to a street paper

From an insight into life on the streets to a gripping personal account of the Gulf War, discover our six finalists for Best Vendor Contribution in this year’s INSP Awards.

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Campaigning and celebrating with April’s street paper covers

The mood in the network feels celebratory this April, with some big anniversaries and some big names. Street paper covers applaud some true heroes – including Luke Skywalker, Korean escapees, and our vendors.

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Danish street paper gives out free edition to boost readership and celebrate vendors

At the request of its vendors, Hus Forbi has released a free issue as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The special edition says thank you to readers and champions those who sell it. It’s part of a year-long promotional anniversary campaign that also includes a viral video about homelessness – The Invisible Man.

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INSP Awards: Street paper vendors’ writing, art and photography vies for international prize

Street paper vendors face multiple barriers to having to their voice heard, but INSP street papers are a powerful platform. These are some of the best vendor contributions in the last year.

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INSP Awards: best street paper reporting from 2015/16

A Papal audience, an incredible story of a family reunited & a Serbian street paper reaching out to refugees: just the beginning of our Best News Feature nominees.

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INSP Awards: best photo nominees offer insight and empathy

Featuring vendors’ makeshift homes, tender moments and even ‘knights of the country road’, the nominees for Best Photograph at the INSP Awards show the ability of street papers to offer their readers a different point of view.

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March’s covers reveal the power of illustration

From fierce illustrations to wild covers, experience dozens of the world’s best street paper artwork from the last month.

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Rock gods to proud vendors: February’s street paper covers are out of this world

From rock gods to proud vendors, February’s street paper covers featured lots of fascinating and inspiring people. Explore the world’s street papers here.

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Skype solidarity for vendors from Montréal to Copenhagen: “We are the voice of the voiceless”

Vendors from Montréal and Copenhagen discuss their experiences of homelessness and the importance of street papers. Despite living 6,000km apart, they discover they have quite a bit in common.

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Starting 2016 with street papers: January’s covers collected

Haruki Murakami, Beyonce and Bowie all graced January editions of street papers.

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A personal tour of Copenhagen, on two wheels, with Hus Forbi vendor Henrik

In another amazing #VendorWeek story, we hear from Henrik about his very personal bicycle tours of Copenhagen – the city in which he used to be homeless.

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Street papers put £23.4 million in the pockets of world’s most disadvantaged

New figures reveal the impact of INSP street papers across the world. Statistics released for #VendorWeek show 23.5 million street papers were sold last year.

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World’s street papers celebrate landmark anniversaries in 2016

From a first birthday to 25 glorious years in print, find out why 2016 promises to be a big year for celebrating our street paper family.

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Our vendors: André Christiansen (Hus Forbi, Denmark)

“Hus Forbi has helped me get a decent life rather than being a beggar. I have something to offer to people now.” André Christiansen sells Hus Forbi in Denmark, alongside his loyal dog, Odin.

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Danish street paper reconnects father and daughter through homeless calendar

In a wonderful story celebrating the life-changing power of street papers, a father and daughter from Denmark explain how they were reunited at Christmas 2013 after 13 years apart, thanks to the Hus Forbi homeless calendar.

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Street papers have Christmas wrapped up with festive projects

From special editions and calendars to funky bespoke gift wrap, we discover how street papers around the world are helping vendors increase their Christmas sales, give thanks to their customers and to truly enjoy the festive season.

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Check out December’s festive street papers!

We’ve got Santas galore on this month’s covers! Plus lots of kitties, gingerbread houses, elves, snowmen… and glitter.

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Vendors help Danish street paper Hus Forbi become most read publication in Denmark

Danish street paper Hus Forbi is now the top selling paid-for paper in Denmark – with an incredible 500,000 plus readers per edition. We asked the paper’s editor Poul Struve Nielsen his secret for success. His answer? Hus Forbi’s vendors.

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Vendor talk: “Take off your shoes and come inside”

During the INSP Global Street Paper 2015 in Seattle, Henrik Søndergaard Pedersen, who sells Hus Forbi in Copenhagen, Denmark, met Sharon Jones, a vendor for Seattle street paper Real Change to discuss the challenges and rewards of selling street papers.

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How street papers produce big stories from small newsrooms

During #INSP2015 editors and reporters from Real Change and Hus Forbi led a discussion about how street papers can produce exceptional reporting with fewer resources.

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“Selling a street paper gave me back my dad”

Sandra Corfitz from Denmark explains how Danish street paper Hus Forbi reunited her with her estranged father.

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Charity single ‘Living on the Street’ released to help feed Danish vendors

By Laura Smith A Danish singer songwriter has released a single to support sellers of Hus Forbi, her local street paper, just in time for Christmas. Natasja Lee Dickinson’s charity single, ‘Living on the Street’ […]