The project will help the Shuar indigenous and mestizo communities inhabiting the city of Macas, in the Amazon of Ecuador, to tell their experiences and customs via podcast and forming citizen journalism to young teenagers of the town using the Media Center Facilities Atasim Foundation
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Shuar community and farmers are underrepresented online because they have gained access to new technologies and changes of government internet comes just a few to several communities by initiating a change in the way we seek to spread their experiences.
We want to work with these communities because many traditions of the Amazon rainforest are becoming extinct and others are emerging that can improve citizen journalism. It enhances the freedom o
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
They tell stories of life, of the situation of racism, loss of local indigenous culture, food and traditional cuisine, traditional knowledge of women, the experiences of midwives, emigration, the performance of local authorities the needs of the neighborhoods, early music and the music of youth, gender violence, intercultural education, traditional medicine.
This will be collected and disseminated in Podcasts on social networks of the city of Ma
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
ATASIM FOUNDATION is an NGO that works with Amazon communities since 2006. It has signed cooperation agreements with national agencies and internnacionlaes well as with local government to boost rural development projects and community
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
We estimate that 40 teenagers will train directly on citizen journalism and cover a population de13.000 people of the city of Macas
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Citizen Journalism Training Online for Atasim Foundation members and other citizen journalists via skype