International Network of Street Papers

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The International Network of Street Papers (INSP) is an organization that supports and develops street paper projects all over the world. It spans 120 papers from 40 countries,[1] with a combined readership of 6 million per edition.[2] INSP was founded in July 1994 and the network was initially managed by The Big Issue. INSP's headquarters are in Glasgow, Scotland. The network organizes a yearly conference.[3][4][5][6] It also supports new street papers in the developing world and runs the Street News Service (SNS). In 2008 it began giving annual awards for top street newspaper journalism in several categories.[7][8] INSP cofounder Mel Young also organizes the annual Homeless World Cup.[9]

Member papers[edit]

As of 2009 the following street papers are members of INSP:[1]




Latin America[edit]

North America[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Our member street papers". INSP. Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  2. ^ "About us". INSP. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Sweetman, Caroline (1997). Gender and Poverty in the North (illustrated ed.). Oxfam. p. 51. ISBN 0-85598-393-0. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ Swithinbank, Tessa (2001). Coming Up from the Streets: The Story of The Big Issue. Earthscan. p. 162. ISBN 1-85383-544-7. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  5. ^ Environment and Urbanization - the Struggle for Shelter. International Institute for Environment and Development. 1997. ISBN 1-84369-088-8. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  6. ^ Meiklem, Peter John (2008-06-15). "Beyond charity: street papers gather to chart the way forward". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [permanent dead link] Findarticles copy
  7. ^ Talvi, Silja J.A. (28 June 2008). "Reporting From The Ground Up: The power of street reporting". In These Times. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  8. ^ Suri, Sanjay (27 June 2008). "Against Giant Odds, a Touch of Triumph". Inter Press Service. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  9. ^ Ferguson, Brian (2005-02-18). "Now football is coming homeless". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 

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