The violence that has gripped Mexico for the last few years as the state wages war on the huge drug cartels that control large parts of the country probably doesn’t get enough attention. When it is in the news, unsurprisingly, it is more often than not something hard to digest. Globalvoicesonline has published this post about Heroreports, a website that maps acts of kindness and bravery across Mexico.
Projects like Heroreports show an innovative way of employing digital media in local communities. The benefits are manifold, bridging the realms of online activity and “the street”. The potential uses and results cannot be fully predicted. Already, some submissions read more like literary short stories than mere reports.