Community Media

Promoting Indigenous voices through community-controlled media

Cultural Survival partners with Indigenous media producers who are amplifying Indigenous voices on issues that matter to their communities. Radio’s universal and free nature and its ability to access many remote communities makes it a key medium to reach Indigenous audiences. Indigenous-produced programming strengthens Indigenous Peoples’ capacity to claim their rights and enables access to essential information and broadcasting in Indigenous languages that ensures widespread understanding and cultural continuity.

 

Community Media Grants Project

Providing opportunities for international Indigenous radio stations to strengthen their broadcast infrastructure and systems, and provide training opportunities in journalism, broadcasting, audio editing, technical skills and more to Indigenous community radio journalists and media producers around the world.

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Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowship

The Fellowship support individuals and groups of youth in their efforts to build their radio journalism and radio broadcasting skills through trainings, community radio visits and exchanges, radio production, and conference attendance.

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Indigenous Community Radio Networks

Regional networks provide opportunities to empower Indigenous communities regionally to focus on common issues while supporting and strengthening their individual community efforts. Cultural Survival supports the development of regional networks to fortify the capacity of Indigenous media and provide training on important issues like gender equality and promoting women’s voices.

Training & Indigenous Community Media Policy Advocacy

Over 14 years of experience in Central America has enabled Cultural Survival to learn the immediate needs and constraints of Indigenous media and has positioned us to respond in meaningful ways. Cultural Survival supports community radio programming and capacity building by providing technical and material assistance to increase internal community capacity and skills. We have provided small grants to community radio stations for equipment, trainings, and staff support, organizing and travel in response to the needs of our community partners around the globe. Cultural Survival organizers regular trainings in Central America, Mexico, and Nepal in radio journalism, production, broadcasting, and technical skills. We also work with Indigenous communities to secure rights and increase ownership and access to radio waves in their communities. 

 

Support the Community Media Program’s ability to:

  • Provide grants to advance Indigenous community media around the world
  • Deliver trainings and ongoing assistance in production, investigative journalism and frontline reporting to Indigenous communities
  • Engage regional networks and amplify Indigenous efforts through media

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