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Topic “community radio”

Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples asks to be recognized by the UN

At the 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations, Anselmo Xunic, president of Asociación Sobrevivencia Cultural in Guatemala, asked the forum to recognize the new Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples. Read more »


Salvadoran communication groups condemn murder of radio worker and call for legislation to protect journalists

A Salvadoran communication worker's recent murder is directly linked to his work, according to communications groups that have called on the government for a thorough investigation of the crime and protection for media workers. Read more »


Bill to recognize community media up for debate in Guatemala, again

Activists and media workers in Guatemala fighting for the passage of a bill to protect the existence of community radio stations in the country are facing resistance from a media broadcasting association. Read more »


Community Radio in Latin America: fighting to be recognized

Radio undoubtedly has been the most inclusive medium of communication. Its low cost not only allows broadcasters to reach the most remote areas, but includes all people, regardless of socioeconomic or education level, in democratic debate. Read more »


With 24 years of broadcasting, Radio Heliópolis engages and transforms community on the outskirts of São Paulo

It was the early 2000s when Reginaldo José Gonçalves received a visit from a policeman during the broadcast of his rap program on Radio Heliópolis, a community radio station on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil. Read more »


Community Radio in Latin America: fighting to be recognized

Radio undoubtedly has been the most inclusive medium of communication. Its low cost not only allows broadcasters to reach the most remote areas, but includes all people, regardless of socioeconomic or education level, in democratic debate. Read more »


Fourth radio journalist killed in Brazil this year; a total of 5 journalists have been killed in the country in 2015

Early in the morning on Nov. 10, an unidentified man shot community radio journalist Israel Gonçalves Silva inside a store in Lagoa de Itaenga in Pernambuco state. The journalist had just dropped his children at school. Reports say the man fled via motorcycle without taking anything. Read more »


Rural community radios in Paraguay accuse larger media outlets of pressuring them to shut down

Rural media organizations in Paraguay recently denounced alleged pressures by larger media outlets to shut down community radios. Read more »


Uruguayan government to offer six frequencies to community radio stations

The Uruguayan government has opened up six frequencies to community radio stations after a public call for proposals, said the website Voces.

The evaluation of the proposals was carried out by an independent commission and in public hearings, said the website 180. The frequency owners will have usage rights for 10 years, with the possibility to renew for another five. Read more »


New telecommunications law takes effect in Guatemala restricting community radio


The president of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, approved the reform to the General Telecommunications law, which extends leases on the current broadcast spectrum for another 20 years and weakens indigenous groups' access to radio frequencies, according to the newspaper Prensa Libre on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Read more »


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