Celebrate community radio this holiday season!

Dear friends and supporters,

01 Juana copyWe at COMPPA would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. We’ve come to the close of another year full of excitement, challenges, and big steps forward in the fight for communication rights. With your help, this year we’ve taught dozens of community media makers, programmed the first open-source website for community radios, facilitated gatherings of women in community media, and created two new books to support grassroots media.

Thanks to small donations from people like you, we’ve worked for over ten years hand in hand with popular community media. Your support has allowed us to continue our work independently of large funders, so that every donation– no matter how small– has a large impact on community radios. We’d like to invite you to continue working with us by making a donation today.

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Your donation supports over 15 community radio stations that give voice to community organizations involved in the struggle for human rights in Guatemala y Honduras, each one with its own story. Some transmit the voices of indigenous organizations resisting environmental destruction. Others are getting ready to launch the first radio run by women human rights defenders in Honduras. And although each radio faces threats from those who wish to silence them, together, and with your support, they can keep sharing their stories with the world.

Comunicadora y audifonos At COMPPA we offer ongoing support to keep these radios on the air. Like organizing training and technical support for several of the radios in the Mesoamerican Network of Indigenous and Garífuna Community Radios, hosting sessions to strengthen women’s participation in the Network, and publishing two books to celebrate and support them: The Sound of Women of the Land and The Sea and Voices Taking Flight. We invite you to learn more by exploring our website and the newest online platform we’ve programmed for the Mesoamerican Network.

We wish you all the best in 2014, and invite you to keep in touch and continue collaborating in the struggle for communication rights with COMPPA!

In solidarity,

COMPPA

Popular Communicators for Autonomy

info@comppa.org

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Show your love for community radio this #GivingTuesday!

radio bebeDear friends,

As you begin the holiday season, we at COMPPA invite you to show your support for community radios in Mesoamerica. This month, as families and friends gather together to celebrate, much of the news that reaches us from Latin America is a distorted mix of violence and disinformation that creates more fear than hope.

 

But many of us also know the importance of sharing true stories of community organizing, that remind us that another world is possible. The stories of grassroots communities who have been ignored by the mainstream media deciding to build their own radios, conduct their own interviews, tell their own stories, and imagine a better future.

 

These radios have joined together into the Mesoamerican Network of Indigenous and Garífuna Community Radios, and are using radio as a tool for social justice. And now, with your support, they can start transmitting and publishing online, reaching broader audiences and covering stories you won’t find anywhere else.

 

That’s why we’re asking you to help us get the word out this #GivingTuesday about the importance of supporting community media. Can you make a donation of $25 today?

 

torre mariposa 1 editadaOur work is dedicated to strengthening community media from the grassroots up. This year we have been hard at work developing diverse resources from workbooks to online platforms to serve the specific needs of community journalists: we’ve designed and programmed a unique open-source online platform for independent media makers (check it out here) and published two beautiful books that celebrate and strengthen the work of women in community media across Latin America: The Sound of Women of the Land and Sea and Voices Taking Flight: A Practical Guide for Women Community Communicators.

Your continued support assures that these resources reach those who need them most.

Ready to make a donation?

(see below for more information on how to make a tax-deductible donation)

Spread the word by sharing this page with your family, friends, and social networks!

Follow us on Twitter @NuestrasOndas, and spread the word using #OurAirwaves

Explore our website and learn more about our work: www.comppa.org

Sending our best wishes to you and yours this holiday season,

 

COMPPA

Popular Communicators for Autonomy

 

logo comppa copy 3Please note: To make a tax-deductible donation: Visit the Rights Action website http://rightsaction.org/tax-deductible-donations, Or send a check to: Rights Action, Box 50887, Washington DC, 20091-0887. Please remember to specify that the donation is for “The COMPPA Project” in the subject line of a written check or in the Dedication/comment section of an online donation.

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