The Jeepney Magazine

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The Jeepney Magazine
The Jeepney Magazine Volume 6 2009 Front Cover.jpg
Second 2009 issue
Editor-in-chiefWilliam Shaw
Categories Street newspaper
Frequency6/year
Circulation 1500 copies/issue
Publisher Urban Opportunities for Change Foundation
CountryPhilippines
Based inMetro Manila
LanguageEnglish
Website twitter.com/thejeepney/
facebook.com/jeepneymagazine/

The Jeepney Magazine is the street newspaper sold by poor and homeless in the Philippines. It was launched in March 2008 with two purposes: to write for and about the poor, and to provide them with jobs to make a living. It is sold for 100 pesos, half of which the seller keeps. Selling 10 copies per day is expected to eventually let the sellers exceed the minimum wage by 40 percent. The Jeepney Magazine is published by the Urban Opportunities for Change Foundation and is a member of the International Network of Street Papers. The name refers to the Jeepney, the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines and a symbol of Philippine culture. [1] [2]

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Jeepney Magazine is written in English, and a Tagalog translation is under consideration. [2] It won the 2009 International Street Paper Award for Best Interview. [3] [4] The biggest challenge is finding safe and legal places where vendors can sell the magazine. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Sunshine Lichauco de Leon (May 17, 2009). "Buy Jeepney street mag and help the homeless". Philippine Daily Inquirer . Archived from the original on May 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
  2. 1 2 Corporal, Lynette Lee (November 13, 2008). "Jobs Come Aboard 'Jeepney' Street Paper". Asia Media Forum . Inter Press Service. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. Alternative link Archived 2009-01-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Winners of the second annual International Street Paper Awards are announced!". International Network of Street Papers website. May 15, 2009. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
  4. Abad, DC (June 24, 2009). "Villafuerte leads GK Vision 2024 unveiling in Boston, USA". PIA Press Release. Philippine Information Agency . Retrieved 2009-07-10.
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