Japexunk, Oaxaca, México
Through a training project for 25 Indigenous journalists (12 men and 13 women) from ten community radios, Japexunk will assist in the creation, management and strengthening of Indigenous community radio stations, especially in Oaxaca to address violations of collective rights in the field of communication and freedom of expression. The trainings will cover three areas: technical training of Indigenous journalists with no formal communications schooling; explanation of national legislation on telecommunications to defend collective rights to communication; introduction of new tools in communication, such as free software. The project aims to strengthen each station’s programming, encourage the proactive use of telecommunication legislation, and secure radio frequencies for stations that do not have them yet.
Top photo courtesy of Radio Ixchel.