About Frauke Decoodt

I have a background in activism, anthropology and journalism. They are a logical combination. All of them question the status quo. They question the taken for granted and power relationships. They try to explain what we don’t understand and know.

My journalism is an in-depth anthropological journalism. I travel to the places I cover, I stay there for a long time and put a lot of effort in making stories that represent the voices of the people I meet.

My journalism is activist because it is a conscious choice to inform about the many forms of violence and resistance, it’s a choice to bring stories of people and regions considered “irrelevant”, and because such information and criticisms are essential in struggles for change.

My journalism is text and image. They complement each other. An image can go where words cannot. Words intent to capture the complexity of an image, of reality.

I mainly report on Central America because I lived in Honduras and Guatemala for years and  often return to the region. I worked for several human rights organizations, have a Masters in conflict anthropology and a postgraduate in international investigative journalism. I followed several photography courses, a passion that continues to grow.

 

 

One thought on “About Frauke Decoodt

  1. You work so hard for selfless ambition, we are proud of your ever enthusiastic work for social justice and love of people. Love someone who loves you Dx

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