Activism on the Airwaves

Indigenous activists in Peru have found an effective tool to spread awareness about the toll of climate change—and to preserve their endangered languages: radio broadcasts.
 
“Radio is the bridge between the city and indigenous communities,” says Moises Cardenas Sanchez, host of Prensa Libre Intercultural, one of nearly a dozen Shipibo-language radio programs in Pucallpa.
 
But while broadcasters are succeeding in reaching indigenous communities, their actions are not without risk. Environmental NGO Global Witness labels Peru as the 4th deadliest country on the planet for environmental activists, with at least 57 murdered since 2002.
 
Source: Al Jazeera
 

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