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Rugby stars tackle #VendorWeek in Edinburgh, while actress Maxine Peake takes on a new role in Manchester INSP 08/02/2016

The stars of Edinburgh Rugby might be used to some hard knocks, but they had a whole new challenge selling The Big Issue for INSP’s #VendorWeek. Players Nasi Manu and Allan Dell joined a competitive team of lawyers and CEOs in the Scottish capital. In Manchester, actress Maxine Peake sold Big Issue North for an hour alongside her regular vendor Monica. Find out how they got on.

Owen Jones, Rachel Johnson, Samira Ahmed and more kick off #VendorWeek in London INSP 08/02/2016

Some of the biggest names in publishing took on the daunting task of selling The Big Issue on the streets of London last week to kick off INSP’s UK #VendorWeek events. Guardian columnist Owen Jones, editor (and sister of the London Mayor) Rachel Johnson, Buzzfeed’s Luke Lewis and Kerrang! editor James McMahon told us about the eye-opening experience.

#VendorWeek: Would you buy a Big Issue from this seven-foot angry sun? INSP 08/02/2016

So it turns out even a seven-foot angry sun can feel invisible while selling a street paper. David Shrigley-designed Partick Thistle mascot, Kingsley sold The Big Issue in Glasgow alongside local music icon Stuart Murdoch (of Belle and Sebastian fame) and a range of famous faces, media figures and business leaders in Glasgow last week for INSP’s #VendorWeek.

Street papers put £23.4 million in the pockets of world’s most disadvantaged INSP 25/01/2016

Street paper vendors earned a total of £23.4 million last year, according to new figures collated by INSP ahead of this year’s #VendorWeek. Over the last year, our global network helped 27,000 people earn an income and enjoyed a collective readership of 5.6 million. “It’s a testament to the strength of the enterprising model that – in challenging times for mainstream print media – 23.5 million street papers were sold last year,” says INSP Chief Executive Maree Aldam. Vendors around the world also tell us about the life-changing power of street papers.

“No person should have to live or die homeless” - US street papers unite to cover National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day Street Sense - USA INSP 18/01/2016

Last month, street papers from across the U.S. united to report on National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, coordinated by INSP and Washington D.C. paper Street Sense. Since 1990, the National Coalition for the Homeless has encouraged communities to host public events on or near 21 December – the longest night of the year – to remember those who have lost their lives while experiencing homelessness. Reporters and vendors from street papers in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Boston share accounts and photos of memorial services and vigils held in each city.

PHOTO SERIES: Candid images reveal what Swedish vendors do after work Faktum - Sweden INSP 11/01/2016

Swedish street paper Faktum enlisted Condé Nast Traveller’s Håkan Ludwigson and fellow Swedish photographer Bo Kågerud to capture how vendors spend their time after work. These vibrant and candid portraits of vendors in the various places they call home form the basis of the paper’s 2016 annual calendar, titled Thank God It’s Friday.

Street paper vendors star in hit book portraying “an authentic and intimate view of poverty in Switzerland” INSP 14/12/2015

Swiss journalist Olivier Joliet has taken time out from interviewing rock stars to speak to the homeless and formerly-homeless vendors of Swiss street paper Surprise for a glossy new book. Olivier read through 18 years’ worth of the magazine to pick 20 vendors to star in Standort Strasse, and then re-interviewed them to discover how their lives have changed. INSP speaks to Olivier about the project, and publishes an extract from the book, featuring three interviews with Surprise’s ‘celebrity vendor’ Ruedi Kälin – conducted over a period of seven years.

Magical space cat Lil Bub brings “pure, innocent happiness and joy on a daily basis” INSP 30/11/2015

With her saucer eyes and sticky-out tongue, perma-kitten Lil Bub is one of the world’s most famous felines. She has more than 2.3 million likes on Facebook, has interviewed Michelle Obama on her own internet TV show, has ‘written’ a book, starred in a film, and inspired legions of fans to donate lots of money to animal charities. It’s a long way from her beginnings in life, as the runt of a feral litter who faced starvation as she couldn’t feed from her mother.

Magasinselger Marc: Min venn Frans Straatnieuws - The Netherlands INSP 24/11/2015

Denne måneden innvilget Pave Frans en sjelden, privat audiens til en av INSPs tidligere hjemløse magasinselgere. Straatnieuws-selger Marc reiste fra Utrecht i Nederland til Roma for å intervjue lederen for den katolske kirken. I dette intervjuet forteller han om sitt møte med Vatikanet, som han beskriver som en ”uforglemmelig opplevelse”, og han sier han håper artikkelen vil bidra til at kollegaene selger mange magasiner.

INSP Christmas Vendor Advent Calendar: Big Issues worldwide INSP 17/11/2015

This Christmas, INSP celebrates street paper vendors around the world. This package contains photos and short Q&A interviews with vendors on the theme of Christmas. Editorial staff can choose which, and how many, vendors to feature in their publications. In this section, we meet vendors who sell the various international versions of the Big Issue including the UK, Ireland, Australia and Taiwan. Whatever way you chose to present this content, please ensure the appropriate photographers are credited where necessary. Please include the credit "Courtesy of INSP News Service www.INSP.ngo". We encourage members to also use this content online and on social media, with appropriate News Service credit and a hyperlink to www.INSP.ngo. If you require a translation, please let us know which profiles/which parts of the profiles you would like to use.

INSP Christmas Vendor Advent Calendar: rest of Europe INSP 17/11/2015

This Christmas, INSP celebrates street paper vendors around the world. This package contains photos and short Q&A interviews with vendors on the theme of Christmas. Editorial staff can choose which, and how many, vendors to feature in their publications. Or whether they would like to use only one or two elements of the interviews. In this section, we meet vendors from across Europe - Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Italy and Norway. Whatever way you chose to present this content, please ensure the appropriate photographers are credited where necessary. Please include the credit "Courtesy of INSP News Service www.INSP.ngo". We encourage members to also use this content online and on social media, with appropriate News Service credit and a hyperlink to www.INSP.ngo. If you require a translation, please let us know which profiles/which parts of the profiles you would like to use.

INSP Christmas Vendor Advent Calendar: the Americas INSP 17/11/2015

This Christmas, INSP celebrates street paper vendors around the world. This package contains photos and short Q&A interviews with vendors on the theme of Christmas. Editorial staff can choose which, and how many, vendors to feature in their publications. Or whether they would like to use only one or two elements of the interviews. In this section, we meet vendors from across Mexico, Canada and the USA. Whatever way you chose to present this content, please ensure the appropriate photographers are credited where necessary. Please include the credit "Courtesy of INSP News Service www.INSP.ngo". We encourage members to also use this content online and on social media, with appropriate News Service credit and a hyperlink to www.INSP.ngo. If you require a translation, please let us know which profiles/which parts of the profiles you would like to use.

INSP Christmas Vendor Advent Calendar: Germany and Austria INSP 17/11/2015

This Christmas, INSP celebrates street paper vendors around the world. This package contains photos and short Q&A interviews with vendors on the theme of Christmas. Editorial staff can choose which, and how many, vendors to feature in their publications. Or whether they would like to use only one or two elements of the interviews. In this section, we meet vendors from Austria and Germany. Whatever way you chose to present this content, please ensure the appropriate photographers are credited where necessary. Please include the credit "Courtesy of INSP News Service www.INSP.ngo". We encourage members to also use this content online and on social media, with appropriate News Service credit and a hyperlink to www.INSP.ngo. If you require a translation, please let us know which profiles/which parts of the profiles you would like to use.

"O svet bez chudoby musíme bojovať," povedal pápež František v rozhovore pre pouličné noviny. Straatnieuws - The Netherlands INSP 16/11/2015

Pápež František zriedkavo ponuka interview, ale medzinárodnej sieti pouličných novín tuto príležitosť nemohol odmietnuť. A preto sa 27. októbra vo Vatikáne Marca, predajca pouličných novín povodne bez domova, stretol so svetovým lídrom 1,2 miliardy katolíkov. K predajcovi Straatnieuws (holandské noviny, pozn. prekladateľa) sa pridali aj žurnalisti Stijn Fens a Jan-Willem Wits. V širokospektrálnom interview sa Svätý Otec rozhovoril o svojom detstve v Buenos Aires, jeho živote v Ríme a nešikovnosti vo futbale.

“Necesitamos luchar por un mundo sin pobreza”: El Papa Francisco rara vez concede entrevistas a periódicos Straatnieuws - The Netherlands INSP 09/11/2015

El Papa Francisco rara vez concede entrevistas, pero la oportunidad de dirigirse a los periódicos internacionales de la calle fue suficiente para persuadirlo de que INSP (Red Internacional de Periódicos de la Calle) valía un hueco en su agenda ocupada. Entonces, el 27 de octubre, el antes vendedor de periódicos de la calle, Marc, se sentó con el líder de los 1.2 mil millones de católicos en el Vaticano. Los periodistas holandeses Stijn Fens y Jan-Willem Wits acompañaron al vendedor de The Straatnieuws. En una entrevista que cubrió amplios temas, el Santo Padre se sinceró con ellos con respecto a su niñez en Buenos Aires, su vida en Roma y su falta de destreza para el fútbol.

"Temos de lutar por um mundo sem pobreza": O Papa Francisco concede uma entrevista rara aos Street Papers Straatnieuws - The Netherlands INSP 09/11/2015

O Papa Francisco raramente concede entrevistas, mas a oportunidade de falar com os Street Papers bastou para o convencer que o INSP merecia um espacinho na sua agenda ocupada. Por isso, a 27 de outubro, Marc, o antigo sem-abrigo que vendia jornais Street Paper, reuniu-se com o líder dos 1,2 mil milhões de católicos do mundo, no Vaticano. O vendedor do Straatnieuws estava acompanhado pelos jornalistas neerlandeses Stijn Fens e Jan-Willem Wits. Numa entrevista que abordou inúmeros tópicos, Sua Santidade partilhou momentos da sua infância em Buenos Aires, da sua vida em Roma e da sua falta de competências futebolísticas.

INSP News Service celebrates its 500th edition - and 10 years supporting global street papers INSP 09/11/2015

This week, the INSP News Service celebrates its 500th edition. The milestone represents 10 years of providing editorial support to more than 100 street papers worldwide. INSP hears from street paper editors around the world about how they use the service to enhance their publications and how the unique platform allows members to collaborate and pool resources.

Vendedor de jornal de rua Marc: “Meu amigo Francisco” Straatnieuws - The Netherlands INSP 09/11/2015

Este mês, o Papa Francisco concedeu uma audiência privada a um dos vendedores do INSP. O vendedor de jornais de rua, Marc, ex-sem teto, viajou de Utrecht na Holanda para Roma para entrevistar o líder da Igreja Católica. Nessa entrevista sobre sua experiência no Vaticano, ele diz que a “experiência foi inesquecível” e que espera que o artigo ajude seus colegas a vender muitos jornais de rua.

Marc, vendedor de periódicos de la calle: "Mi amigo Francisco" Straatnieuws - The Netherlands INSP 09/11/2015

Este mes, el Papa Francisco concedió una audiencia privada poco frecuente con uno de los vendedores anteriormente sin techo de la INSP. Marc, vendedor de Straatnieuws, viajó desde Utrecht, en los Países Bajos, a Roma para entrevistarse con el líder de la Iglesia Católica. En esta entrevista sobre sus experiencias en el Vaticano, dice que fue una "experiencia inolvidable" y que espera que el artículo ayudará a que sus compañeros vendedores vendan un montón de periódicos de la calle.

“We need to fight for a world without poverty”: Pope Francis grants rare interview to street papers Straatnieuws - The Netherlands INSP 06/11/2015

**This article is available for use now in printed street papers but is embargoed for web reproduction until 1 December 2015** Pope Francis rarely grants interviews, but the opportunity to address international street papers was enough to persuade him that INSP was worth a spot in his busy diary. So, on 27 October, formerly homeless street paper seller Marc sat down with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics in the Vatican. The Straatnieuws vendor was accompanied by Dutch journalists Stijn Fens and Jan-Willem Wits. In a wide-ranging interview, the Holy Father opened up to them about his childhood in Buenos Aires, his life in Rome and his lack of football skills.

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