Rising Voices note: This is a grantee update provided by Radio Los Inestables based in Córdoba, Argentina.
Los Inespertos (the name adopted by the participants of the Rising Voices grantee Radio Los Inestables) have been putting into practice the digital skills learned by taking to taking to the streets of Córdoba in search of the opinions of citizens.
One of these activities took place during the annual gathering of social organizations organized by the Youth Collective for Our Rights under the slogan “The March of the Hats,” which has been taking place on an annual basis to protest the Código de Faltas (Code of Misdemeanors). Critics say that this controversial code gives the police broad powers to detain people who they suspect are committing crimes, and this broad interpretation especially discriminates against youth that may come from lower socio-economic areas who may dress or look a certain way.
Our participants identified as “Radio Los Inestables Correspondents” practiced the learned skills, such as how to conduct a quality interview and the proper use of the digital audio recorders. With this, they collected high-quality information from a diverse set of people that participated in the fight for the rights of Córdoba youth. Here is one of the sample interviews conducted by Ignacio, who spoke with a local university professor at the march.
Being in the place where the events were happening and to collect the words of those protagonists allowed the participants to take on the role as interviewer and correspondent became important for the knowledge of all of the realities. In addition, the production of content for community, alternative, and popular radio stations allows for effective livelihoods through concrete practices.