The serious situation in the pharmacies of Minsa 

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism recently taught an online environmental journalism to a group of university students in Peru. This is one of the stories produced during that effort. The program was funded by the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

By Sebastián Ramírez 

Alarming shortage of products revealed in public hospital 

Is there anyone who has never been sick? 

Some of us have had a fever at least once in our lives and we had to buy products to help us cope with our illness. 

However, that is not the situation for all Peruvians who need to use products from public hospital pharmacies.  Continue reading

Plastic bags: Ally or enemy?  

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism recently taught an online environmental journalism to a group of university students in Peru. This is one of the stories produced during that effort. The program was funded by the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

By Luz Cachay Torres  

Brunswick is a city on the coastline of Georgia in the United States, and when I first arrived there, I couldn’t stop being shocked by the amount of plastic bags that they use.  

At first, I took my own bag whenever I went shopping, but as the days went by, I started to forget it. 

Seeing all the people grabbing them didn’t look so bad. I got to collect more bags in one week than I used to in an entire month back at home in Peru. 

This situation kept me thinking: Are plastic bags really that bad?  Continue reading

Influencers helping the environment  

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism recently taught an online environmental journalism to a group of university students in Peru. This is one of the stories produced during that effort. The program was funded by the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

By Giuliana Hernández Janzic  

Where have your read your last news report?  

Was it in a physical newspaper? A magazine? Or your phone?  

With the boom of social media and new ways of communication, people can hear news from practically anywhere at any time.  

In recent years, the internet and social media have grown to become the main sources of information for a huge part of the population, especially for the younger generations. According to a study  by GAD3 and la Fundación AXA for Foro Periodismo 2030 in Spain, 48.8% of the people answered that they get their information on social media. 

And this is why on August 22of this year, PROFONANPE actively recruited six influencers to promote and spread knowledge about environmental problems and difficulties people may encounter along the way on their social media.  Continue reading

Pollution in Lurin river  

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism recently taught an online environmental journalism to a group of university students in Peru. This is one of the stories produced during that effort. The program was funded by the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

By Gonzalo Bedoya  

For thousands of years, the Lurin River has been used by our ancestors.  

However, they lived in harmony with nature, developed agricultural activities and did not invade the spaces that corresponded to the river itself or its slopes.  

Time has passed and, far from improving, the situation has drastically worsened. Today the Lurin River is drastically polluted, and the cause of this problem is the presence of invaders.  Continue reading