Connor Fieldman Boals

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Pirate radio, Guatemalan style

October 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Guatemala, Journalism, Photos, Travels, Writing

One of the stories I found when I was down in Guatemala last fall was the plight of indigenous community radio stations. In Guatemala, radio is an incredibly important medium. Much of the population is illiterate or lacks access to print or digital media, so radio is the only way to get information. Also, Guatemala still has a huge indigenous population, so radio serves a huge role in preserving the culture and language of all the individual communities spread throughout the country. You can read my report in this month’s Columbia Journalism Review here.

Here’s some more photos that didn’t make the mag:

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