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Frederick is on the road after a year in South America and two in NYC – working for AP, the BBC, CNN, Reuters, The New York Times, Monocle, Al Jazeera, VICE and others. He recently reported from Brazil during the World Cup.

O.Z.O.R.A. 2014

O.Z.O.R.A. 2014

VICE / MONOCLE 24: Welcome to a wild world of Hungarian psychedelia, raves and circus shows known as O.Z.O.R.A.
Welcome to Okinawa, Bolivia

Welcome to Okinawa, Bolivia

MONOCLE 24: Bolivia is not known for immigration, but a handful of small communities are hidden in its vast countryside – including a Japanese colony founded in 1954 for natives of Okinawa, an island devastated by World War Two.
Loft Chronicles

Loft Chronicles

THE WIRE: Minimalist composer Phill Niblock has been living in his Chinatown loft since the late 1960s – and curating concerts there for almost as long.
For Mexican Prisoners, Music Brings Inner Freedom

For Mexican Prisoners, Music Brings Inner Freedom

VICE: Inmates at Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City have found a welcome escape – metaphorically, of course...
How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

MONOCLE 24: In the mid-1990s, a bronze statue of Lenin suddenly appeared on New York's Lower East Side – and became an unlikely symbol of gentrification in this gritty urban neighborhood.
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On the Danube, Ambassadors of Culture

On the Danube, Ambassadors of Culture

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Rivers of Europe ship, a mobile exhibition and performance space manned by a crew of international artists, traveled through a region torn apart by history to promote messages of integration through art, music and dance.
Occupy São Paulo

Occupy São Paulo

VOCATIV: An army of artists took over a huge tower block and created their own cultural center in the spirit of open collaboration – but that didn't stop authorities from trying to kick them out.
Meet the brave boy the World Cup ignored

Meet the brave boy the World Cup ignored

FUSION: Werá Jeguaka Mirim defied instructions to protest at the World Cup opening ceremony, just minutes before the tournament kicked off with millions watching. But the teenager's courageous call for indigenous land rights was ignored by TV cameras and journalists.
Favela food breaks down social barriers

Favela food breaks down social barriers

MONOCLE 24: In Rio de Janeiro, a controversial pacification program is opening up slum neighborhoods to the wider world – and revealing a rich culinary culture that can play a part in changing public perception about these stigmatized areas.
The Cup of contradictions

The Cup of contradictions

RTÉ: Reflecting on the highs, lows and striking contradictions of FIFA’s money-spinning megashow.
Pimping out Brazil’s invisible recycling force

Pimping out Brazil’s invisible recycling force

BBC: São Paolo artist Thiago Mundano strives to give a voice to a quiet army of 20,000 “catadores” who recycle trash from the streets to keep their city clean.
A World Cup for the People of Brazil

A World Cup for the People of Brazil

VOCATIV: Residents displaced by the new stadium in São Paulo held their own soccer tournament in protest – The People's Cup.
La Yegros and the rise of electro-cumbia

La Yegros and the rise of electro-cumbia

MONOCLE 24: In recent years, electro music has morphed from a niche subculture into a global movement – and Latin America’s buzzing scene is emerging as a creative force. One artist making her mark in Europe is La Yegros, an Argentine singer who mixes traditional rhythms with heavy bass and poignant lyrics.
Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

BBC: Thousands of visitors are flocking to see the stars in Chile, attracted by clear skies and tourist observatories that are springing up around the northern regions.
Solar Villages

Solar Villages

AL JAZEERA / TRAILER: A documentary about the potential of solar energy to transform isolated rural communities, profoundly changing the lives of people struggling to survive at the margins of civilization.
The Nuyorican Revolution

The Nuyorican Revolution

NARRATIVELY: For half a century, spoken-word savants have seized their roots and given a voice to the Puerto Ricans of New York, creating a dynamic literary movement that continues to evolve in the city's shifting cultural landscape.
Flight for Survival

Flight for Survival

BBC / ROADS & KINGDOMS: In the Mexican town of Papantla, the gravity-defying “Voladores” ritual is helping the Totonac people remember their roots. This multimedia documentary gains rare access to a community striving to preserve its heritage against the odds.