Lee: street-press

Salzburg street paper wins top human rights award

Austrian street paper Apropos has received the Rose for Human Rights for its work with migrant vendors in Salzburg.

Washington street paper crowdfunds to give vendors Digital Hope

UPDATE: We’re happy to report that this project has been fully funded.  A Washington DC street paper is tapping into the creativity and sales experience of its vendors to help them start their own digital […]

Celebrating #VendorWeek 2015 with Mi Valedor: the world’s newest street paper

As INSP’s #VendorWeek continues around the world, a ground-breaking new project is on the verge of launching in Mexico City. Mi Valedor is the world’s newest street paper.

Cape Town athlete runs 400km for The Big Issue South Africa

During Brandon Finn’s punishing 400km run from Johannesburg to Hattingspruit in the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal, the first hour on day eight was the toughest. His lungs burned with each breath, his legs felt like lead […]

Happy 5th anniversary to Philadelphia street paper One Step Away

By Laura Smith A street paper produced by homeless people and sold on the streets of Philadelphia has marked its five year anniversary by celebrating the real stars of the show: its vendors. Since launching […]

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’ […]

Street paper single “Santa’s Coming Round” celebrates Big Issue vendors

‘Tis the season to be jolly … but it’s also the season to spare a thought for the thousands of people around the world who will spend the lead up to Christmas out in the […]

Macedonian street paper Lice v lice celebrates award win

Team Lice v lice By Laura Smith The hard work of staff and vendors at Macedonia’s only street paper, Lice v lice, has been recognised with a prestigious award. On November 29, Lice v lice […]

Journalisten-Sonderpreis der AWO Mittelrein geht an den DRAUSSENSEITER

KÖLN. Die Redaktion des Straßenmagazins Draussenseiter wird mit dem Journalisten-Sonderpreis der AWO Mittelrhein als herausragende Redaktion ausgezeichnet. Das Straßenmagazin, das seit über zwanzig Jahre von der Wohnungsloseneinrichtung OASE herausgegeben wird, wird von professionellen Journalisten und […]

The 2013 International Street Paper Awards: The Finalists

The finalists of the 2013 ‘International Street Paper Awards’ were announced today. The awards were launched in 2008 by INSP, to highlight the outstanding, independent editorial achievements of street papers; and their contribution to social […]

The Big Issue Australia goes digital

The Big Issue Australia recently launched a digital version of their street paper, which will be sold alongside the print copies. Readers will be given the choice of buying a digital access card, the size […]

Street papers celebrate 50 years of Franco-German friendship

French street paper Macadam and their German counterpart Trott-War celebrated 50-years of Franco-German friendship with a special joint edition, in both French and German, which was sold on both sides of the Rhine. The special […]

Homeless CV campaign doubles street paper sales in Stockholm

After a 22% drop in sales, INSP street paper Stockholm Situation partnered up with advertising agency INGO to create a moving series of adverts, in an attempt to boost sales of their street paper during the […]

Street paper development in the Balkans

Madeconia’s ‘LicevLice’ Street papers are flourishing in the Balkans, led by INSP street paper LICEULICE in Serbia. Following the launch of the street paper in 2010, Director Nikoleta Kosovac has working with local t4eams to […]

fiftyfifty’s creative idea to fight exclusion

“I’m against exclusion. Homeless people are part of our society” says German President Joachim Gauck in an exclusive interview with the Berlin-based street paper, Strassenfeger. Twelve German street papers republished the interview, conducted by Strassenfeger […]

Invisible People

All too often, homeless people become invisible in our societies. Hurried passers-by look the other way and go about their day. However US filmmaker Mark Horvath is harnessing the power of social media to empower […]

Big Issue Ballet in Korea

Muscles tensed from the cold, backs hunched against bracing winds, the constant anxiety of survival. Time spent living on the streets takes its toll on both body and soul, however vendors of The Big Issue […]

Exclusive ‘Stik’ art in The Big Issue

Stik paints wearing sunglasses, to maintain his anonymity Big Issue vendors became art dealers recently when prints by the street artist ‘Stik‘ were given away exclusively with The Big Issue UK. 75,000 prints were produced […]

Croatia’s street paper Ulične svjetiljke covered in mainstream press

Cover of Ulične svjetiljke Danas, one of the few independent newspapers in Serbia, recently published an article about Ulične svjetiljke, Croatia’s street paper. Here’s a translated summary: Ulične svjetiljke, meaning ‘Streetlights’ is the first magazine […]

‘Equal Norway’

The first nation-wide edition of =Norge The Erlik [equal] foundation established Norway’s first street paper in 2005 with =Oslo. Following the success of their first paper, they quickly expanded to other cities with = Fredrikstad […]

StreetWise readers can now purchase with their smartphone

Readers of Chicago’s StreetWise magazine can now pay their vendor with their smartphone via PayPal. Recently, StreetWise vendors have been losing valuable business to the phrase, “Sorry… I don’t have any cash on me.” In […]

Lifeline for homeless in Greece: street paper launches in Athens

Shedia’s first edition will be launched in Athens on 27 February 2013. The newest street paper in the INSP network will launch in Greece next week. The paper, called Shedia (‘Raft’) will be sold in […]

My neighbour without a roof – An initiative by Liceulice (Serbia)

Most people never talk to those who live without a roof over their head. Lack of interaction between different groups in our society, combined with impersonal or incorrect description of homeless that exist in ingrained […]

Big Issue vendor party in Glasgow!

Vendors pick up their goodie bags, hats and snacks during a vendor party at The Big Issue’s distribution office in Glasgow, as part of International Street Paper Vendor Week, 6 February 2013.

‘One warm winter’ campaign huge hit in Berlin

One of the campaign images by Oliver Rath. By Katrin Schmoll Winter is the toughest season for over 1000 homeless people in the German capital Berlin. The shelters are often overcrowded and there is a […]

Covering Vendor Week: readers worldwide introduced to global street paper family

Ad campaign in bodo (Dortmund, Germany) Streetvibes (Cincinnati, USA) To celebrate International Street Paper Vendor Week, publications around the world have published a special ad campaign poster, a feature story and vendor profiles from colleagues […]

Melbourne Lord Mayor kicks of Vendor Week 2013

The Big Issue Australia kicked off International Street Paper Vendor Week 2013 a few hours ago. Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and comedian Colin Lane worked the lunch crowds selling The Big Issue. The Lord Mayor […]

‘International Street Paper Vendor Week’ celebrates 14,000 inspiring vendors

Next week, a unique global event will be co-ordinated from a small office in Glasgow. The first annual ‘International Street Paper Vendor Week’ will celebrate the 14,000 homeless people around the world who are working […]