Prometheus Radio Project

 

Grantee name: Prometheus Radio Project

Mission: The Prometheus Radio Project is a non-profit organization founded by a small group of radio activists in 1998. The Prometheus Radio Project believes that every civil society group that wants to start a community radio station should be able to do so, that a diverse cross section of society should be represented on the airwaves, and that commercial uses of spectrum should no longer have priority over public uses. They believe that a free, diverse, and democratic media is critical to the political and cultural health of our nation, yet they see unprecedented levels of consolidation, homogenization, and restriction in the media landscape. The Prometheus Radio Project works toward a future characterized by easy access to media outlets and a broad, exciting selection of cultural and informative media resources.

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Website: www.prometheusradio.org and palabraradio.org/

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/PrometheusRadioPrj

Channel Grants: Channel has made several grants to support a variety of training, education, and capacity-building opportunities for the Palabra Radio Project (via the fiscal sponsorship of Prometheus Radio Project). The Palabra Radio Project mission is to build indigenous women’s leadership in community radio work and to organize and coordinate with national and international groups to create and strengthen bonds of solidarity.

In 2014 Channel made a grant to Palabra Radio in order to increase the quality of their radio broadcast productions, to ensure their distribution, and continue building a network of women broadcasters using radio as a tool to defend women's rights. (2014)

In 2013 and 2014, the Palabra Radio Project will organize at least three gatherings and trainings for indigenous women community radio broadcasters including in southern Mexico and Chile. (2013)

In 2012 the Palabra Radio Project helped convene a meeting of female broadcasters from southern Mexico as part of the ongoing Guelaguetza Radial process. Guelaguetza Radial offers a space for capacity-building and reflection, as well as solidarity and participation, comprised of over 30 community radio projects in southern Mexico.

Palabra Radio Project continued to teach production skills and facilitated the community media participation of women in the Chilean Network against Sexual and Domestic Violence and began the same process with members of ANAMURI (National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women) in July of 2012 when they organized a three-day workshop with women from three regions of Chile (Valparaiso, Santiago and Maule). (2012)

In 2010 Channel made a grant to support the travel and participation of the Palabra Radio Project in the Tenth World Conference and General Assembly of the World Assembly of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) conference November 8-13, 2010 in La Plata, Argentina (via the fiscal sponsorship of Prometheus Radio Project). (2010)

In 2009 Channel made a grant to Prometheus Radio Project for the purposes of supporting, with the Palabra Radio Project, a series of community radio workshops with indigenous social movement leaders in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Veracruz, Mexico in 2009.  These workshops supported the inclusion and participation of indigenous women through teaching critical skills in diverse technical areas, thereby building capacity in order to strengthen autonomy for community radio stations in the region (2009). You can view a video segment about the Palabra Radio Project work in Oaxaca and Chiapas. (2009)

In 2006 Channel made a grant to the Prometheus Radio Project to support the participation of two indigenous women at the Ninth World Conference and General Assembly of the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) in Amman, Jordan, on Nov. 11-17, 2006. (2006)

Palabra Radio interview in Oaxaca.

Maka Muñoz from Palabra Radio making a radio program with young girls from the Zapoteca mountains in Oaxaca State, Mexico. (Aug 2009)

Youth participating in an audio production for community radio workshop with Palabra Radio in the Zapoteca mountains in Oaxaca, Mexico. (Aug 2009)

Two young female broadcasters interviewing residents in their communities in the coastal area of the Oaxacan isthmus for transmission on community radio programs in the region. (July 2009)

Palabra Radio photos by Griselda Sanchez. All photos courtesy of Palabra Radio.