The Our City project is the first in a series of topic specific global journalism experiments committed to solving the most pressing problems of our time through local reporting on global issues. Instead of depending on a strategy of journalists from influential institutions fanning out to hot spots around the world to produce authentic reports, this experiment focuses on enabling local storytellers to report on global issues with training and assistance from the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami.

Our City:  Global Issues, Local Stories

Aguas Negras 

A Knight Center Special Assignment Report by multimedia journalist Janet Jarman examines Mexico City's use of "Aguas Negras" or "Black Waters" to irrigate and fertilize the surrounding farmlands. Farmers and officials share their views on the value and health risks of using raw sewage to nurture a variety of vegetable crops. Viewers can add their own photographs to a gallery related to global water issues.

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