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Purveyors of truth

 
"Both the gatekeepers and the keepers of truth are journalists and the very first line of defense when a democracy is under attack are your journalists." 
-Maria Ressa, Rappler Philippines CEO
 
Journalism is at a crisis point. 

We've said it before, and we will say it again. 

As newsrooms across the globe close their doors, whether it's due to financial strain or the hammer-fist of authoritarian governments, global media and access to information continue to suffer.

Adding to this strain is the intentional dissemination of disinformation and the growing prevalence of biased and partisan "news."

The ailments of an industry cannot be fixed by one individual or one organization alone. However, at Orato World Media, we're steadfast in our resolve to assure readers that everything they read and experience under the Orato brand has been verified and represents the true story of a real person. 

Our unique flavor of content has the power to reduce the divide that keeps us apart brings people together by revealing the values we all share.

Orato can be further distilled into four words: True stories. Real people.
People celebrate the Argentine senate's legalization of abortions on Dec. 30, 2020. | Augustina Salinas

In case you missed it

 
We get it, life moves fast and there's a myriad of other things vying for your attention. Here are three stories worth your time.

Stolen grandchildren

Mirta Acuña de Baravalle, 96, is a founding member of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo. After her daughter and unborn grandchild were kidnapped in '76, Baravalle joined the Abuelas and has helped recover more than 130 people. 

Saving Kenyan teen moms

Pregnancy robbed Elizabeth Muriuki of her childhood. Now, she works to give young mothers the opportunities she never had. 

Top 100 influential women

From her teen years on the streets to forming a life in soccer, Evelina Cabrera has used her story and foundation to fight for women's rights in Argentina. Her work earned her a spot in BBC's Top 100 Influential Women in 2020.
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