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.
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.
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.
No need to put out a distress call, our round-up of street paper front pages from the last month has landed.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Our top five have been chosen – see if your favourite nominee has made the cut to become a finalist!
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.
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.
August’s street paper covers have the Olympic spirit, featuring ‘cuddly lawnmowers’, a homeless wedding, Steven Spielberg, and a cheeky little bit of rickrolling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pope, Bond, Naomi Klein, great illustrations… and a blue wolf. It must be November’s street paper covers.
The editors of Greek street paper Shedia, Ireland’s Big Issue and Russian paper Put Domoi agree: win or lose, the Homeless World Cup changes lives.
Mr Oh – also known as ‘Killer Smile’ – is one of the many vendors in Seoul, Korea’s capital.