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Two halves, two street papers

Representing INSP at the 2019 Homeless World Cup, Tony Inglis had a day to take in as much of the tournament as possible. With a number of the national teams represented being affiliated with street papers in their respective countries, he took it upon himself to ensure that he supported them all at least once over the course of the day. It presented an intriguing match clash which happened to bring out the best in what the event has to offer – fair play, camaraderie, friendship and excellent football.

“A once in a lifetime experience”

INSP caught up with two of the younger players representing their country at the 2019 Homeless World Cup. Angela Ntoumanoglou, from Greece, and Jungho Kang, from Korea, are only teenagers, and both participate in street football for different reasons, though both agree that getting to play at the tournament was a once in a lifetime experience.

The Big Issue Korea drop in to The Big Issue’s Cardiff office during 2019 Homeless World Cup

The Big Issue Korea’s street soccer team are representing South Korea at the 2019 Homeless World Cup being held in Cardiff, Wales. During a break in play, members of the group visited The Big Issue UK’s office in the city.

INSP Awards: Announcing the 2019 Best Photograph Finalists

We’re rounding off this week revealing another set of INSP Awards Finalists – the Top 5 images up for Best Photograph.

INSP Awards: The 2019 Finalists for Best Design are here

As the 2019 INSP Awards approaches, we’re pleased to bring you the Top 5 Finalists in Best Design.

INSP Awards: Announcing the 2019 Best Cover Finalists

From 78 entries, we’re down to the final five – it’s time to reveal the Best Cover Finalists for the 2019 INSP Awards.

INSP Awards: the 2019 Best Photograph Nominees are here

Say cheese…it’s time for us to announce the Best Photograph Nominees for the INSP Awards 2019!

INSP Awards: Announcing the 2019 Nominees for Best Design

This award acknowledges excellence in street paper design – find out who’s made the Top 10.

INSP Awards: Here come the 2019 Best Cover Nominees

Best Cover is always one of our most hotly contested INSP Awards, and this year is no exception, with a record 78 entries in this category from street papers around the world!

Street papers from across East Asia and Australia get together for INSP’s first Asia-Pacific regional meeting

Staff from four Big Issue titles based in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia got together in Osaka for INSP’s first Asia-Pacific regional meeting, to talk and learn more about the unique problems facing each of them and the innovative projects they are involved in.

Dreaming of a better tomorrow: Big Issue Korea vendor has book published

Sangcheol Im is a Big Issue Korea vendor who, after 18 years of experiencing homelessness, found the itch to write and tell his story. After writing 52 letters, which he gave out to his interested customers, the writings have been collated and published as a book. The Big Issue Korea spoke to him about this journey.

Vendor City Guide: Seoul

In collaboration with The Big Issue, vendors from street papers across the world have been sharing some insider tips on the cities they live and work in, which we are sharing during #VendorWeek. Here, Big Issue Korea vendor Yeong-su Moon talks about Seoul.

INSP Vendor Playlist: Hong-Wu Moon (The Big Issue Korea, Seoul, South Korea)

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. The Big Issue Korea’s Hong-Wu Moon has gone for a traditional Korean folk tune.

Mayday! Mayday! INSP’s latest monthly covers round-up is here

No need to put out a distress call, our round-up of street paper front pages from the last month has landed.

The Covers of March: A round-up of this month’s front pages

Another month is coming to a close, meaning it’s time to reflect on the street paper covers that have been making waves amongst vendors and readers alike during March.

New Year, New Covers: A fresh batch of January front pages for 2018

The decorations are packed away, resolutions have been made (and already broken!), and the dieting has begun. This can only mean one thing…a new year – and a new batch of street paper covers – is upon us!

Vendor moments 2017: “Let’s not forget our original resolution”

As 2017 draws to a close, we asked vendors across the global street paper network to look back on the highs and lows of their year. Regardless of whether it’s football, photography or calligraphy, Moon Young-soo understands the importance of the beauty in his life this past year.

Christmas Covers: we unwrap December’s street paper front pages

With Christmas just around the corner, street papers around the world have been getting into the Yuletide spirit and emblazoning their front covers with all things festive!

INSP Awards: Discover the 2017 Best News Feature Finalists

Our top five have been chosen – see if your favourite nominee has made the cut to become a finalist!

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.

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…

Prophets of Rage to Bridget Jones – September street paper supporters

There’s support from big name stars featured on this month’s covers – but also stark reminders of why street papers are so necessary for homeless people.

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.

Hard-hitting, striking… phizz-whizzing: it’s June’s street paper covers

A gloriumptious look at the world of Roald Dahl, a red-haired mischief-maker, a mafia flower plot and Yanis Varoufakis at the INSP Summit… explore June’s street paper covers.

INSP Awards 2016 winners revealed in Athens

The winners of the INSP Awards 2016 were announced tonight in Athens during a glamorous celebration of excellence and innovation in street papers worldwide. Discover who took home the top awards.

INSP Awards: finalists revealed for best street paper reporting

We’ve seen some incredible news reporting from our street paper network this year. From a Papal audience to interviews with North Korean defectors, discover our five finalists competing for a coveted INSP Award next week.

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.

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.