Alejandro Peña left his beloved home country of Venezuela with a heavy heart. Living in a country mired in crisis was a nightmare; it was impossible to have hopes and dreams for the future. Faced with uncertainty about what the future would hold, Peña felt his only option was to flee and seek refuge elsewhere. This is his story.
WATCH: INSP and street paper staff discuss their work and its impact on panel hosted by Society of Professional Journalists
‘Empowering The Poor: Street Newspapers and their Global Impact’ was panel hosted by the Society of Journalists on Wednesday 18 August. Moderated by founder of Real Change and INSP board member Tim Harris, the discussion included members of staff from INSP and its associated member publications. Watch the panel again here.
Street papers provide global update on how the world’s homeless population is facing the coronavirus
The Big Issue took stock of how coronavirus is affecting the world’s homeless community, providing another update on just how severely the spread of the virus is impacting street papers and the people for which they provide an income.
To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. Four Mi Valedor vendors contributed to the #VendorLetters series, one of which chose to write something more poetic.
We recently crowned the winner of our People’s Cover Award – find out who took home the top prize, and take a look at the other covers making a splash and being sold by our vendors around the world.
It’s time to reveal the final set of 2019 INSP Awards Finalists, with the Top 6 entries up for our new award honouring Best Partnership.
As the 2019 INSP Awards approaches, we’re pleased to bring you the Top 5 Finalists in Best Design.
The Best Vendor Contribution Award recognises the top contribution to a street paper by their vendors. Here are the Top 5 Finalists for 2019.
This award acknowledges excellence in street paper design – find out who’s made the Top 10.
We’re continuing to announce the nominees for the Editorial categories of the 2019 INSP Awards, and next up is the Top 10 for Best Vendor Contribution.
Mexican street paper Mi Valedor has multiple #VendorWeek activities planned throughout the annual celebration, including traditional food, an opportunity to get their eyes tested, and meeting up with members of the public to show them exactly what it’s like to be a street paper vendor.
This year we asked vendors: if you could give a song as a present this Christmas, what would you choose? The result was the INSP Vendor Playlist, which is now available for your listening pleasure. Mi Valedor vendor Erasmo talks about his love of singer José José and how it links with a lifetime of struggling with alcoholism.
Mauricio Rosas is a Mi Valedor vendor who has experienced both homelessness and addiction. He started experimenting with drugs and alcohol while he was a teenager and went on to rely on alcohol to feel better. It was when Rosas first went to the offices of Mi Valedor that he realised that he needed help. Now that Rosas has made positive changes in his life, he feels that he has been reborn and urges those in need of help to reach out for the support that they need.
INSP was pleased to offer a series of scholarships to support 14 delegates from 9 countries in attending the Global Street Paper Summit that took place in our home city of Glasgow in August.
This month saw the 2018 Global Street Paper Summit return to INSP’s home city of Glasgow, and our golden annual opportunity to replenish the street paper archive and get up close and personal with covers from around the world.
We’re spoiling you today – with two sets of Finalists for the 2018 INSP Awards being announced!
Our penultimate set of Finalists to announce for the 2018 INSP Awards is in the Best Project category.
Today we bring you the first Finalists in our Impact categories, for the Best Online Presence from the street paper network.
We’re rounding off the week by bringing you the Finalists in Best Design for the 2018 INSP Awards.
Erasmo Navarrete has found hope and direction since becoming a Mi Valedor vendor. Despite his earlier struggles with alcoholism, he never lost his enthusiasm for work or his honest approach to life. Here, he looks back on his life and talks about the positive changes that have taken place since he became a Mi Valdor vendor, thanks to the support that he has received from others.
The Finalists are here! First up… the Top 5 entries competing for Best News Feature.
Our final Editorial category to be revealed is the Top 10 nominees for Best Vendor Contribution – here’s who made the list…