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What is a street paper?
Street papers provide people in poverty with an immediate source of income while driving long-term change through journalism and advocacy.
Why street papers?
Vendor Rachel, Big Issue Australia
The cycle of homelessness is real... walking in that door (of the Big Issue), getting asked your first name and do you want to work? The power in that one sentence did so much for me.
Credit: Nicole Reed/Big Issue Australia
Sean, street paper reader, Vancouver, Canada.
Street paper journalism is thorough and sharp and grounded in the social change required to end poverty and homelessness in our cities.
Nikoleta Kosovac, Liceulice, Serbia
Street papers shape the cities we love and the values of the world in which we want to live.
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