How (Not) To Report On Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
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How (Not) To Report On Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Decades of "poverty porn" have hurt the community, residents say. Here are their suggestions for journalists who want to do better.

Nicolas Leech-Crier has always been a storyteller. He grew up performing in plays and later co-wrote his own series of acclaimed vignettes. Today, he’s a coordinator for Megaphone magazine’s speakers bureau, highlighting stories from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), where he lives.

The DTES is a low-income neighbourhood at the heart of Vancouver, located on unceded Musqueam, Tsleil-Watuth, and Squamish First Nations territories.

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