Alex Ragir

Alexander Ragir is a co-founder of Storyhunter, a premier global network of video journalists. With Storyhunter, he helps oversee the production of web documentaries from all over the world. A former foreign correspondent for Bloomberg News in Rio de Janeiro, he frequently contributed to Bloomberg Markets and Businessweek magazines. He's worked for the Associated Press in Sao Paulo and produced video documentaries for Current TV. Twitter: "@storyhunter":http://www.twitter.com/storyhunter or "@alexragir":http://www.twitter.com/storyhunter

by Alex Ragir

The Mexican youth movement #YoSoy132 shook up the debate before the country’s presidential elections in July. Now that the ballots have closed, #YoSoy132 is trying to find its footing in the nation’s political scene. Students like Santino Bucio, a #YoSoy132 spokesman, still organize nationwide marches, accusing President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of voter fraud and the [...] more »

by Alex Ragir

Just before the Syrian revolution became increasingly violent eight months ago, Hussein worked for his family’s real estate company showing apartments around the city of Quasir. That all ended when frequent bombings and gunfire between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and Syrian rebels turned the country into one of the most dangerous places in the world. [...] more »

by Alex Ragir

Mexican students who organized massive protests against the country’s biggest broadcaster may not have seen their favored candidate win, but they did spotlight how online media can seize the political agenda in a country with little media competition. Using the hashtag #YoSoy132, these students created YouTube videos and social media tools to rally against what they [...] more »