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10 Independent Magazines In Buenos Aires That Give A Voice To The Voiceless

While the mainstream graphic media scene in Argentina is either pro or anti government, these independent magazines are telling important stories that would otherwise remain unreported.

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1. NaN

NaN formed in 2006 when a group of university students at Universidad Lomas de Zamora decided to start their own website to tell stories about independent artists. The website won an award in 2010 that allowed the group to start printing. When asked if they included political news in the magazine, the editors responded, “Giving a voice to small independent artists IS political.”
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NaN formed in 2006 when a group of university students at Universidad Lomas de Zamora decided to start their own website to tell stories about independent artists. The website won an award in 2010 that allowed the group to start printing. When asked if they included political news in the magazine, the editors responded, “Giving a voice to small independent artists IS political.”

2. Mu

Mu is part of the work cooperative, lavaca, that started after the 2001 financial crisis. The magazine is publishedsmonthly and features hot political issues such as the national teachers' strike, human trafficking and indigenous rights. They often feature other coop restaurants, hotels and publications. Claudia Acuña calls the group "communication revolutionaries."
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Mu is part of the work cooperative, lavaca, that started after the 2001 financial crisis. The magazine is publishedsmonthly and features hot political issues such as the national teachers' strike, human trafficking and indigenous rights. They often feature other coop restaurants, hotels and publications. Claudia Acuña calls the group "communication revolutionaries."

3. Velociraptors

Velociraptors is a mix between science and pop culture. Each issue is focused on a theme like Dinosaurs, Dolphins, Mars and Insects which is backed up by scientific research and pop culture influence in movies, books, television, video games, comics and toys. “We saw a need for a publication that did things differently," said the editor, Clara Ruocco.
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Velociraptors is a mix between science and pop culture. Each issue is focused on a theme like Dinosaurs, Dolphins, Mars and Insects which is backed up by scientific research and pop culture influence in movies, books, television, video games, comics and toys. “We saw a need for a publication that did things differently," said the editor, Clara Ruocco.

4. Cítrica

“Here you won’t find breaking news, you will find what else is happening, what mass media isn’t reporting,” Cítrica's website reads. The magazine was formed after the newspaper, Crítica, closed in April, 2010 and the staff decided to take over the publication, literally occupying the office building. The monthly magazine and website features social issues, artists and co-op happenings from all over Argentina.
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“Here you won’t find breaking news, you will find what else is happening, what mass media isn’t reporting,” Cítrica's website reads. The magazine was formed after the newspaper, Crítica, closed in April, 2010 and the staff decided to take over the publication, literally occupying the office building. The monthly magazine and website features social issues, artists and co-op happenings from all over Argentina.

5. La Garganta Poderosa

Formed in 2011 as part of a social movement called La Poderosa (named after Ernesto "Che" Guevara's motorcycle), La Garganta is a magazine about villa (poor neighborhood) culture, social and political issues. The magazine often features famous people such as Messi, Calle 13, and Eduardo Galeano and is known for taking a stance against inequality and demanding urbanization of the villas.
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Formed in 2011 as part of a social movement called La Poderosa (named after Ernesto "Che" Guevara's motorcycle), La Garganta is a magazine about villa (poor neighborhood) culture, social and political issues. The magazine often features famous people such as Messi, Calle 13, and Eduardo Galeano and is known for taking a stance against inequality and demanding urbanization of the villas.

6. The Argentina Independent

Founded in 2006, "The Indy" aims to cover cultural, economic, social, political and environmental stories that are usually ignored by large international English-speaking media. With reporters living in Buenos Aires, The Indy is an excellent resources for expats.
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Founded in 2006, "The Indy" aims to cover cultural, economic, social, political and environmental stories that are usually ignored by large international English-speaking media. With reporters living in Buenos Aires, The Indy is an excellent resources for expats.

7. La Pulseada

La Pulseada is a website, publication and radio show from La Plata, capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, providing innovative journalism and social solidarity. The magazine was founded as part of a youth empowerment program called La Obra del Padre Carlos Cajade and is celebrating its 12th birthday this year.
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La Pulseada is a website, publication and radio show from La Plata, capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, providing innovative journalism and social solidarity. The magazine was founded as part of a youth empowerment program called La Obra del Padre Carlos Cajade and is celebrating its 12th birthday this year.

8. El Teje

El Teje is the first transvestite magazine in Latin America. The magazine formed in 2007 as part of the University of Buenos Aires Gender Technology and Communications departments. The magazines trains the Trans community in journalism using first-person voice and forms a dialogue with other parts of society by distributing for free.

El Teje is the first transvestite magazine in Latin America. The magazine formed in 2007 as part of the University of Buenos Aires Gender Technology and Communications departments. The magazines trains the Trans community in journalism using first-person voice and forms a dialogue with other parts of society by distributing for free.

9. Barcelona

Barcelona is a satiric magazine that pokes fun at media. The magazine covers current events with a hilarious twist, providing an interesting look at Argentina's media landscape. The editors don't consider themselves humorous saying they are just as serious as today's mass media.
revistabarcelona.com.ar

Barcelona is a satiric magazine that pokes fun at media. The magazine covers current events with a hilarious twist, providing an interesting look at Argentina's media landscape. The editors don't consider themselves humorous saying they are just as serious as today's mass media.

10. La Fisura

La Fisura was founded in 2011 by a group of journalists and artists. It is made using ecologically sufficient printing and focuses on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The magazine highlights alternative, independent activities and movements in Buenos Aires.
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La Fisura was founded in 2011 by a group of journalists and artists. It is made using ecologically sufficient printing and focuses on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The magazine highlights alternative, independent activities and movements in Buenos Aires.

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