Tuesday, 22 December 2009

[creative-radio] Indigenous Community Radio in Guatemala

 

#Indigenous #Community #Radio in Guatemala http://ow.ly/OOne broadcast in
one or more of the country's 23 indigenous languages

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The indigenous peoples of Guatemala have kept their culture through 500
years of colonization, brutal repression, and, most recently, 36 years of
genocide that killed 200,000 Maya. But where brute force failed,
globalization is succeeding. Mainstream Western entertainment is now
flooding Guatemala's airwaves, hammering home the 24-hour-a-day message
that Mayans should abandon their languages, their clothing, their
spirituality, and their identities. And the only thing holding back this
tidal wave of homogeneity is a network of tiny 500-watt radio stations.

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