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Eliezer Budasoff, Argentina

This grantee is still in the process of their leadership development with the JWH initiative. This profile will be completed once the grantee has finalised their activities.

Hailing from the city of Paraná in Argentina, Eliezer Budasoff is a prolific independent journalist. Eliezer has worked with several NGOs and within various means of communication. His work in narrative journalism earned him recognition from the University of Guadalajara in 2011 when he won the international prize “Las Nuevas Plumas”. His nominator proudly remarks on how “Eliezer has contributed to position social and ecological questions on mass-media” throughout his career. Eliezer has lent his talents to Taller Ecologista, a NGO that promotes sustainable societies in order to achieve a dignified and harmonious life with the environment.

During his work Elizer became aware of a persistent “gap” within the strategy of many organizations in trying to reach the general public. “Organizations often communicate in a way which is too technical or political, or directed to people already interested in environmental issues.” This has made environmental issues rather inaccessible to the general public.

In order to fill this strategic gap, Eliezer plans to use his JWH Initiative grant to improve his writing skills in narrative journalism, and to find new and creative ways to document and communicate socio-environmental issues. Always aiming to reach the largest public possible, Eliezer will also take advanced English language courses in order to write and translate articles into this language. Once this strategic gap is filled, Eliezer knows that he will be able to improve organizations that “have the ambition to tell stories and communicate on a different way.” So far, he spent a few months in Lima, Peru, as an intern at the offices of Etiqueta Negra, one of the leading non-fiction magazines of America. They also publish Etiqueta Verde magazine, the only Spanish magazine working in environmental issues on high quality narrative journalism. Because of his work and his experience, the magazine offered him the position of editor of Etiqueta Negra and Etiqueta Verde. Now, Eliezer will be in a central position to garner more attention to environmental causes in Latin America over the coming years.

Nominated by

Elba Stancich Taller Ecologista Argentina.