Conrad Fox

Collaborative border-free journalism for a digital world. Also robots and soccer.



Journalism

I have reported for 15 years from the Americas as a freelance radio and print journalist. My work has taken me into a minefield, a gunfight, a dugout canoe, an 8 hour mule ride and the homes of many fascinating people.



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PRX

Cloud of silence hangs over child trafficking in Haiti

There are over 200 hundreds unregulated border crossings between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Contraband goods flow into Haiti, while migrants head the other way. Among them are countless children, compelled by poverty to seek work on the other ...

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Latino USA

Returning to a changed Mexico

Returning to a place you love can be a joy. But if that place has changed for the worse, the opposite can happen. Canadian reporter Conrad Fox tells us about a visit to his former hometown of Xalapa, Mexico. Fox was hoping to visit old friends and re...

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The World / BBC World Service

Crossing a minefield

Three thousand villagers in the mountains of NariƱo, southern Mexico, are surrounded by landmines. The explosives were set by ELN rebels after they were attacked by the Colombian army, and have already taken the lives of several residents. Tragically...

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Vidas Cruzadas

Missing the Train

All looks well for Filiberto, as he rides the rails to the US. A seasoned traveller of this perilous route, he is accompanied for the first time by his daughter. All looks well as they take a rest stop in Orizaba, Mexico, sharing food and laughter wi...

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Gatopardo

The Caliphate of San Cristobal de las Casas

Muslim missionaries build a utopia among the displaced indigenous of southern Mexico. Their commune looks idyllic, and members say they are content, but neighbours look on with distrust, and this trip inside suggests the missionaries intentions are not all they say.

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World Vision Report

A Night on the Barricades

In the summer of 2007, the city of Oaxaca was insurrection. A striking teachers union, joined by hundreds of disaffected NGOs, indigenous groups and other protestors ruled the streets, with barricades of burnt out vehicles at every street corner. The...

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Hello. I'm a journalist, radio producer and teacher. I've worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for most of my career. My work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, paddling a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have also produced several major international reporting projects where a large part of my job was recruiting and mentoring local reporters. I love teaching, and besides journalism, I have taught soccer, robotics, anthropology and English.


What they say

Conrad is a reporter's reporter - courageous, compassionate and creative. No easy press conferences for him. Conrad takes on assignments that might scare off others and always delivers. A first-rate storyteller.

Leda Hartman

Public media editor and journalist, USA

Conrad Fox is one of the best editors I've ever worked with. His professionalism, his journalistic sensibility and his skill at teaching enrich the editor-reporter experience

Mely Arellano

Founder / Editor Lado B magazine, Mexico