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Follow Pulitzer Center grantees David Rochkind and Jens Gould in the field in Honduras, working on a story on the Garifuna, who are an Afro-Caribbean people with their own language, music and culture. They also struggle with the highest HIV rate in the western hemisphere.
Pulitzer Center· Fri, Jan 25 2013 10:30:35
@Pulitzercenter @jenserik1 Things are going well in Honduras. It is a moving story, and we're looking forward to sharing in the process.David Rochkind
This Storify is updated regularly as David Rochkind and Jens Erik Gould
build their reporting project
. Scroll all the way down to see the whole trip. You can also follow them on the Pulitzer Center's
In the Field Tumblr
and on Twitter (@drochkind and @jenserik1). And of course, we're @pulitzercenter.
Map: David and Jens are traveling along the Caribbean coast of Honduras:
Update: Their first
Untold Stories is here:
HIV Awareness in Honduras' Garifuna Community | Pulitzer Center21 hours ago ... Members of a support group people who are HIV-positive, as well as their friends and family members, meet on January 1...
January 25, 2013:
@PulitzerGateway @drochkind #garifuna #hiv headed back to Corozal for more reporting today.Jens Erik
January 21-24, 2013: Sambo Creek, Honduras
Spending time garifunas who are HIV positive in beach town Sambo Creek today @Pulitzercenter @drochkindJens Erik
Here's where the town of Sambo Creek is:
Check out some photographs by the journalists from their time with the Garifuna in Sambo Creek:
The cemetery in Sambo Creek, a #garifuna community in #honduras that is struggling with high #hiv rates. #pulitzercenterdrochkind
Jens captures David setting up a shot:
The journalists take a whack at some
tambores, or drums:
Jens and David attend a fish fry:
January 22, 2013
Jens and David spend time in El Triunfo de la Cruz with an HIV support group:
El Triunfo de la Cruz Map | Honduras Google Satellite MapsWelcome to the El Triunfo de la Cruz google satellite map! This place is situated in Tela, Atlantida, Honduras, its geographical coordi...
A support group for people with HIV and their friends and family in Triunfo de La Cruz, a Garifuna community in #Honduras. This is one of the most active #HIV support groups in the region. #pulitzercenterdrochkind
Since the Garifuna have their own language, Jens was really happy to find an easily-accessible dictionary!
Tidaniadibunanigui. Means "I have you in my heart" in #garifuna @PulitzercenterJens Erik
David and Jens are interested in how the Garifuna use their culture to educate community members about HIV. So far David and Jens have been in the studio with famous Garifuna musicians and seen dance performances that spread awareness about the disease.
Jens and David are also speaking to local experts:
heading to interview the health ministry's regional director about the garifuna this morning @Pulitzercenter @drochkindJens Erik
had a good interview with a woman who visits HIV patients in La Ceiba, Honduras today @PulitzercenterJens Erik
January 20, 2013
Juliana Ramirez lives out in the open with #HIV, facing stigma and setting an example for others. "Forgotten: HIV & The Garifuna" in #Honduras with #pulitzercenter.drochkind
January 21, 2013: Music, Culture and HIV
Jens and David spent 13 hours in the studio with musician Aurelio Martinez today.
On the ground in Honduras for our @Pulitzercenter project! Spent 13 hours in the studio with garifuna musician Aurelio Martinez today.Jens Erik
The tracks and behind-the-scenes video are coming soon, but for now you can hear Aurelio's music below. You can also check out
The Guardian's review of his latest album.
Aurelio Martinez - Yalifu (Live)stonetreerecords
Aurelio Martinez: Laru Beya - reviewWhen the remarkable album Watina was released, nearly four years ago, it launched the tragically brief international career of Andy Palac...
Jens captured Garifuna percussionist Rolando "Chichiman" Sosa making music:
it's official...the tracks for "Sandile" with Aurelio Martinez are all laid down....now the mix! @Pulitzercenter @drochkindJens Erik
Jens is actually a musician as well as a journalist. You can listen to his music here:
Downstairs, by Jens ErikDownstairs by Jens Erik, released 23 February 2012
January 10, 2013: Travel
Sometimes journalism involves a lot of waiting in airports:
Will have a night at the MIA airport due to a delayed flight and missed connection to Honduras. Thanks #americanairlines. Tomorrow is wastedDavid Rochkind
For more information about the Garifuna, the journalists and the Pulitzer Center, check out these links below:
Pulitzer Center | HomeReports by Pulitzer Center journalists for print, online and broadcast news outlets . January 23, 2013 ... David Rochkind, Jens Erik Gou...
The Forgotten: HIV and the Garifuna of Honduras | Pulitzer CenterThe Garifuna have historically been forgotten in Honduras and currently face one of the highest HIV rates in the Western Hemisphere. Trad...
David Rochkind | Pulitzer CenterDavid Rochkind has been based in Latin America for the past 10 years. His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines, including The ...
The Garífuna @ nationalgeographic.comStep into the world of writers and photographers as they tell you about the best, worst, and quirkiest places and adventures they encount...