24 Aug 2012 Community radio: Essential for citizen’s participation
By María TeresaAveggio, Programme Manager
Violence is rarely the result of just one cause and this is true of the situation in Colombia
|The northern city of Barranquilla has been especially affected by urban violence generated on the one hand by society’s profound inequality and on the other by half a century of armed conflict. The situation is made worse by a culture of political corruption and non-participation of citizens that has created a fertile ground for more violence.
Using Community Radio in Building Collective Citizenship, a joint community radio project between local young people residents in two neighbourhoods in Barranquilla, Las Malvinas and El Bosque, and the Broadcasting Association Vokaribe was created by a group of young communicators and activists. Read more…