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


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.

This e-mail service is edited, managed and moderated by
George Lessard http://mediamentor.ca

Make a donation via PayPal:

Creative-Radio is an independent forum for people active in or interested in the use of radio in development, in particular promoting public health, improved education, protection of the environment, improved livelihoods, good governance and conflict mitigation. Since it started in 1996, Creative-Radio has been in the forefront of radio's resurgence as a tool for social change and peace-building, and it helps promote best practice in these areas.

Creative-Radio Moderator
Remove _NO_SPAM_ for use

RSS feed:

Change your subscription
- to daily digest mode by sending a blank message to:

- to individual e-mails  by sending a blank message to:

- delivery on hold  by sending a blank message to

Caveat Lector- Disclaimers, NOTES TO EDITORS
&  (c) information may be found @
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Developing Nations license.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Because of the nature of email & the WWW,
please check ALL sources & subjects.
Members who post to this list retain their copyright but grant a non-exclusive license to others to forward any message posted here. They also grant the list owner permission to maintain an archive or approve the archiving of list messages.
Other use of e-mail to this list requires the permission of individual writers

Post a Comment