Vertical news videos that concisely explain global stories that start trending on social media.

Why do they have a vertical format? Because over 90% of people access social media through their mobile phones, and as they scroll down, they are holding the phone vertically. Hence, a vertical video will occupy the full screen and become easier and more prone to be watched. All of these videos were produced in a span of one day, crowdsourcing the most impactful videos and images.

The timeliness, video format and relevance of the topics are the reasons why these vertical explainers achieved thousands of views on millennial platforms like Instagram and Tik Tok. 
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Learn what’s happening in Ukraine, the reasons for the Russian invasion 🇷🇺, and why other countries are not directly stepping in.
For the first time in decades, Cubans in the island are showing no fear demanding an END to the 62-year-old communist dictatorship.

 

Cuba is in its worst economic crisis, people are starving, and the pandemic has just made matters worse. People are fed up. 

 

Internet in the island is heavily limited and censored. This means most Cubans there aren’t allowed to use social media to share what’s happening. Cubans abroad are now using the hashtag #SOSCuba.

While the protests were originally ignited due to a tax reform, the situation in Colombia is complex and reasons varied for many who kept protesting. 

 

Many people were exposing police brutality, the government’s pandemic mismanagement, and a health reform.

 

While protests started peacefully, they  turned violent with vandalism and looting. 

 

The mayor of Bogotá said that violence was coming from all sides. 

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Most of these international news reports were completed as a one-woman-band or multimedia journalist. This means: Arianne travelled solo through Europe while pitching stories, finding the right interviewees, shooting the video, writing the scripts, editing the video, doing her own hair & makeup, recording herself on camera, and delivering the videos on daily deadlines so they could appear on American television. 

This know-how has definitely come in handy when working with videographers for bigger projects: Arianne not only presents on-air and writes the stories, but also provides creative ideas on the visual aspect.
International Coverage: Vatican's global summit on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church [Part I] 
Spanish | NBC's Telemundo
Produced as a one-woman-band international correspondent 
Sexual abuse victims from all over the world gather in the Vatican to demand solid punishments for perpetrators within the Catholic Church. A day before the summit, victims talked directly with religious leaders who were meeting with the pope.

 

International Coverage: Vatican's global summit on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church [Part II] 
 
Spanish | NBC's Telemundo
Produced as a one-woman-band international correspondent
Parishioners, nuns and priests react to the global summit. 

 

International Coverage: Vatican's global summit on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church [Part III] 
 
Spanish | NBC's Telemundo
Produced as a one-woman-band international correspondent  
Religious leaders in the Vatican admit to mishandling sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church for decades. However, victims say that the measures proposed by the pope are too weak to solve the problem.

 

Venezuela: UNICEF's Latin American priority

English 
Produced independently as a one-woman-band 

In 2019, UNICEF plans to collect at least $70 million to provide basic education and urgent treatment to Venezuelan children suffering from undernutrition, as well as for the 2 million Venezuelan refugees living in neighboring countries. 

 
Venezuelans in Geneva demand UN support to end dictatorship

Spanish with English subtitles 
Produced independently as a one-woman-band 
 
Venezuelans in Geneva call for UN's support to restore democracy. 

 
10,000 people march in Lausanne over inaction on climate change 
 
English 
Produced independently as a one-woman-band
Thousands of young adults in Switzerland join students in other European countries in an urgent call for politicians' action to stop climate change.

 

Special Coverage: Canonization of Monseñor Romero   [ Part III ]

Spanish |  NBC's Telemundo
Produced as a one-woman-band |  *Emmy Award Nominated

Thousands of Latin American Catholics witness the canonization of the first Salvadoran saint in the Vatican. Many pray for a miracle to end repression faced in countries like Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela.
Special Coverage: Canonization of Monseñor Romero [ Part I ]

Spanish | NBC's Telemundo
Produced as a one-woman-band | *Emmy Award Nominated
 
Thousands of Latin Americans travel to the  Vatican to witness the canonization of the first Salvadoran saint, whose fight for human rights changed history in Central America.  
How to survive a mass shooting

Spanish | NBC's Telemundo
Wrote, edited and presented the story | *Emmy Award nominated
 
Ex-marine officer Rich Kuong provides useful tips to defend yourself from an active shooter situation. 
The collateral damage of immigration court backlogs

Spanish with English Subtitles | NBC's Telemundo
Wrote, edited and presented the story
 
As  law cases mount in the United States immigration courts, children and families of undocumented immigrants suffer the consequences.