29 Sep Series of Radio Programmes for People with Disabilities ‘Minute of Inclusion’
Recognizing and Building Communication Rights
The original project gave rise to new challenges and alliances and as a result further support was provided. It enabled disabled people to produce and present good quality radio programmes to advocate on their own behalf. Its radio programmes are broadcast through Brazil’s RADIOBRAS network and network of community radio stations in several of Brazil’s regions. A cooperation agreement signed between MID and group of 300 small radio stations in the interior of Brazil enabled the voice of disabled people to reach groups where there is very little awareness of disabled people’s rights. The programme receives feedback from some of the most isolated spots in Brazil, including the Amazon and the interior of Brazil’s North East. It is also broadcast through some 25 web radios. A partnership with the Latin American Network of Radios for Human Rights means that the programmes are now also produced in Spanish and distributed to some 180 radio stations throughout Latin America. For this project, MID cooperated with the Methodist University of Sao Paulo.