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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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandy Stories

Sandy Stories

Six weeks after “Superstorm” Sandy devastated New York, recovery efforts were in full flow – but some Long Island residents still didn’t have basic services like water and heat. They staged a march to voice their discontent.
The multi-billion-dollar fight for national sovereignty

The multi-billion-dollar fight for national sovereignty

REUTERS: Felix Salmon explains the legal intricacies of Elliott vs. Argentina – one of those court cases so important and complex that only a Power Ranger, Transformers, Lego and wooden trains can possibly do it justice.
Exploring dark energy with the world’s largest camera

Exploring dark energy with the world’s largest camera

REUTERS: Astronomers in Chile hope to unlock secrets of our changing universe with the most powerful sky-mapping camera ever built. A five-year study beginning in December aims to discover some 300 million galaxies and 4,000 supernovae.
The Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

The Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

FRANCE 24 / LIVE: Reporting from New York early on October 30, after a vicious tropical storm devastated the city and surrounding states.
Pussy Riot: From ragtag artists to global icons of dissent

Pussy Riot: From ragtag artists to global icons of dissent

REUTERS: Three members of the Russian all-girl punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism” after playing in an Orthodox church. Reuters photojournalist Thomas Peter, who first met the artists in 2008, recalls his time with the group.
Guar: The obscure bean worth a bundle

Guar: The obscure bean worth a bundle

REUTERS: The little-known guar bean is now used for excavating natural gas, which caused it to achieve the equivalent of bean stardom. And with it, prices have skyrocketed. That’s good for Texas bean farmers but bad for gas producers searching for a cheaper solution.