22 December 2011

Greetings of the Season from Narodna Dopomoha!

2011 has been a year of changes for Narodna Dopomoha
  • We have a new building, with 44 beds for homeless people (20 in the night shelter, and 24 in dormitories for men and women), three toilet & shower facilities, and a community room with kitchen and laundry facilities, administration, document / homelessness registration centre and a big classroom.
  • The Social Taxi provided services to over 200 people since March – as we now own our vehicle.
  • Some new training programs are expanding, while our classes in cooking & restaurant training have come to an end.
  • We have established some new good partnerships and of course, are grateful for the continued support of old and dear friends.
We are pleased to let you know that no one died on the streets of our city from being homeless last winter. This is because of your support. Because of your gifts of time, talent and treasure, we are able to offer to the homeless, elderly, disabled, displaced and vulnerable a safe place and basic need services.

We are truly thankful to you for your friendship and your generous support.

We wish you the very best in 2012!

19 December 2011

Anti-Roma racism story picked up by other European street papers

An investigation into racism against Roma in Europe by German street paper fiftyfifty got republished by other papers in the region.
Megaphon reprinted the fifyfifty article

Austrian street paper Megaphon ran the story in their magazine like this.

Eine Studie der deutschen Straßenzeitung fiftyfifty über den Rassismus gegen Roma in Europa wurde auch von anderen Zeitungen in der Region gedruckt. Die österreichische Straßenzeitung Megaphon brachte die Story so.

Die Story wurde dort auf Englisch veröffentlicht, da die Leser ihr Interesse zum Ausdruck gebracht hatten, Artikel neben Japanisch auch auf Englisch zu lesen., klicken Sie hier.

12 December 2011

Fifteen years on the streets- the legacy of an Austrian street paper

A survey of readers of the Austrian street paper Kupfermuckn found that their attitudes towards people on the fringes of society in Austria have changed, and for the better. The results were presented coinciding with the paper's fifteenth anniversary. Read more. By Daniela Warger and Heinz Zauner. 

Staff and vendors at kupfermuckn.Photo: Heidi Rafetseder

The Big Issue Japan reprints South African article in 2 languages

The efforts of a South African aid organisation which provided help during the Somalia famine did not go unnoticed in Japan. Street paper The Big Issue Japan picked up on the story, written by colleague street paper The Big Issue South Africa, and ran it in the international section of their paper.
The Big Issue Japan's bilingual republication

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It got published in English, as readers expressed the interest to learn to read in the English language, alongside Japanese.

Die Anstrengungen einer südafrikanischen Hilfsorganisation, die sich während der Hungersnot in Somalia engagierte, blieben auch in Japan nicht unbemerkt. Die Straßenzeitung "The Big Issue Japan" nahm den Artikel der Kollegen vom "Big Issue South Africa" auf und brachte ihn in ihrem internationalen Teil.

Die Story wurde dort auf Englisch veröffentlicht, da die Leser ihr Interesse zum Ausdruck gebracht hatten, Artikel neben Japanisch auch auf Englisch zu lesen., klicken Sie hier.

5 December 2011

Scottish homeless vendors featured in the Guardian and street papers

The exclusive vendor photography series 'Eyes of the Street' got republished by street papers around the world.

In July, legendary photographer David Burnett and his team worked with homeless vendors from The Big Issue in Scotland to help them capture their daily lives in photographs and film. Their joint efforts resulted in the photo exhibition "Eyes of the Street", launched at the BBC Scotland headquarters during the International Network of Street Papers Conference.

The exhibition got featured on the Guardian website and also was on display in Glasgow's iconic Mitchell library.

Street paper CAIS in Portugal dedicated their entire magazine to the exhibition. To see the stunning photo series in their magazine, click here.

Straßenzeitungen aus der ganzen Welt brachten die exklusive Fotostrecke "Eyes of the Street - Die Augen der Straße".

Im Juli hatten der legendäre Fotograf David Burnett und sein Team mit obdachlosen Verkäufern der schottischen Ausgabe des "Big Issue" gearbeitet und ihnen dabei geholfen, ihr tägliches Leben auf Fotos und in Filmen einzufangen. Das Ergebnis dieser gemeinsamen Anstrengungen, die Fotoausstellung " Augen der Straße", wurde während der INSP-Konferenz im Hauptsitz der BBC Schottland eröffnet.

Die Ausstellung, über die auch auf der Website des " Guardian" berichtet wurde, wurde außerdem in der berühmten Mitchell Library in Glasgow gezeigt.

Die Straßenzeitung CAIS aus Portugal widmete der Ausstellung ein ganzes Magazin. Um die erstaunliche Fotostrecke in ihrer Zeitung zu sehen, klicken Sie hier.