Rising Voices’ media and information literacy (MIL) curriculum was created by combining elements of Global Voices’ Civic Media Observatory and RV's Reframed Stories initiatives. Through additional support of the Avina Foundation under the framework of the Voices for Just Climate Action project, the curriculum was implemented at a workshop through a partnership with the Indigenous Journalism School in Charagua, Bolivia in July 2022.
Read more about the two-day workshop that took place in the autonomous Guaraní community of Charagua Iyambae located in the Bolivian Chaco in July 2022.
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‘The media do not show what really happens in the Indigenous communities,’ an Indigenous radio host says
When you do a search for the word "Indigenous" in some Bolivian media, what do you find? María Jesús Velasco finds that the term is not reported on accurately.
After the 2019 fires, Diego Encinas recalls that the media turned their attention to the Gran Chaco, but once the fire was mitigated, they forgot to cover the effects that today affect the flora, fauna and the Indigenous communities.
‘The media accuse us, Indigenous people, of starting the fires,’ this young Bolivian journalist says
Mario Quezada believes that the media should focus on providing information to prevent fires or pollution in the Gran Chaco
When you search for the term "oil activity" in Bolivian media, what do you find? Elías Cerezo observes that these terms are portrayed as being synonymous with progress.
When you do a search for the words "Indigenous people" in Bolivian media, what do you find? Rober Degni Abapori identifies that these terms refer to the Indigenous autonomies.
A young radio broadcaster asks the media to inform on the lack of health services in the Gran Chaco, Bolivia
When you do a search for the word "health" in some Bolivian media, what do you find? Génesis Juliane Quispe shares her perspective.
‘We can mitigate climate change by listening to the voice of the Indigenous peoples’ says young Indigenous leader in Bolivia
A young Indigenous leader speaks to the media: fact-check your information before sharing
When you do a search for the words "identity" and "territory" in Bolivian media, what do you find?
“The media talks about progress, but I haven't seen it,” says young Guaraní woman about the megaprojects in communities
When searching the word "road" in some media, Madelyn Paredes Maroni points out that the term is represented as a synonym for "progress" and "revenue" for indigenous communities.
‘The media should report on the water scarcity in the Indigenous communities,’ explains a young Bolivian journalist
What does a media search for the words "incendio" and "chaqueo" reveal? Brisa Abapori considers that these words were relevant in the media only during the fires, afterwards they were neglected.
Benjamín Cuéllar Fernández researched how the word "Indigenous" is used in Bolivian media and explained how he would like information about Indigenous peoples to be reported.
Young Indigenous journalists propose more representative media coverage of climate change focused on their lived realities in the Gran Chaco, Bolivia that extends beyond natural disasters.