Strengthen the exercise of communicating through the promotion of participation of several actors (women, young people, indigenous and rural population, and people with visual impairments) that have been historically excluded from the media in the proposal of Radio Wambra, Radio On Line as a space for community and citizen encounter on the internet, through a training for On Line radio production, podcast and blogs.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Rural and Indigenous Women belonging to the “Assembly of Popular and Diverse Women of Ecuador”, young people with visual disabilities “Youth for change collective”, young people representing diverse cultural expressions (hip-hop, rock, punk, and Afroecuadorian music). They are starting their own way on radio and learning of TIC's, taking into account that they have been historically marginalized of media and sometimes, even criminalized.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Each organization will learn to produce, record and edit their own radio program to be broadcast on Radio On Line (Radio Wambra) and podcast, promoted in social networks to be created. Moreover, each group will have a blog entry to decentralize the content, but also they will be articulated with the Wambra Radio page. The audio and blogs goal is to promote the organization’s work, their policy proposals and stories about the¡r struggles
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Radio On Line
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
The proposal will be articulated with the “Assembly of Popular and Diverse Women of Ecuador”, with whom we have already collaborated in the production of the first feminist radio program called “Voces irreverentes”, and with the “Youth for Change Collective”; besides, Wambra Radio has been permanently articulating several processes as “Radio Zurdaka”, “Cancionautas”, “Raymi Rock”, “Chulla Hop”, and “Nolapsus”.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
50 women from rural and urban environment
25 young men and women with visual impairments
50 young men and women representing diverse cultural expressions
All colectives involved in this proposal have already worked with Wambra Radio so they are directly involved on it.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Since its birth Wambra Radio has worked in a selfmanaged way, through performing educational radio productions and workshops with social organizations. Nonetheless, it will be helpful to count with the support to the systematization and further publication of educational material that comes out as a result of the experience, so it can be started a new process of socialization by the participant subjects in their own communities.
Ana María Acosta Buenaño
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April 5, 2013
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