Children and teenagers in my community will write songs that affect their lives, such as child abuse, abandonment, contamination, migration, racism, and harassment, and will be recorded and sung by the same youth in order to be uploaded to a viral blog so that everyone can listen to it. We hope to achieve reflection by their families, the community, and the world. We will achieve this thanks to those willingness for this project, where the youth will have the wonderful experience of creating, singing, and sharing.
The 13 rural parishes of Loja Municipality (Ecuador) do not have the same development as the urban area of Loja city. Because Internet access is more limited and costly in rural parishes that in the city, access digital content and production tend to be lower, and citizens voices of these areas has no impact in digital environments. We intend to provide digital skills to non-political leaders of six rural parishes of Municipality to be themselves who produce content, and amplify them in a podcast that #LoxaEsMás collective has been producing with great impact.
Many citizen and community journalism initiatives try to strengthen citizens, their rights and freedoms, but that cannot be done with private technologies and under the philosophy of copyright. It is essential that journalists learn about and practice free and open journalism. That way, information and communication can be democratized. Because of that, we want to train communication professionals, journalists and professors on the use of free technology and open licenses. The training will consist of an online component, then an in-classroom part to produce stories of citizen participation.
We want to increase citizen participation in the rural parishes of the region of Loja (Ecuador) through the production of fortnightly audio recordings with conversations with residents, and which will be included in the podcast of the #LoxaEsMás collective.
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.