- Title Pages
- Chapter One Media Reform
- Chapter Two Media Policy Literacy
- Chapter Three Activating the Fifth Estate
- Chapter Four WikiLeaks and “Indirect” Media Reform
- Chapter Five Mobilizing for Net Rights
- Chapter Six Lessons from the SOPA Fight
- Chapter Seven Internet Freedom from the Outside In
- Chapter Eight A Victory for Digital Justice
- Chapter Nine Working Toward an Open Connected Future
- Chapter Ten A Perfect Storm for Media Reform
- Chapter Eleven Between Philosophy and Action
- Chapter Twelve Media Reform Movements in Taiwan
- Chapter Thirteen Organizing for Media Reform in Canada
- Chapter Fourteen The Battle Over Low-Power FM in the United States
- Chapter Fifteen Ninety Percent Community, 10 Percent Radio
- Chapter Sixteen Media Reform Initiatives in West Africa
- Chapter Seventeen Waves of Struggle
- Chapter Eighteen Policy Hacking
- Chapter Nineteen Reforming or Conforming?
- Chapter Twenty “… please grant success to the journey on which I have come”
- Chapter Twenty-One Legislating for a More Participatory Media System
- Chapter Twenty-Two Public Service Broadcasting in Egypt
- Chapter Twenty-Three Impunity, Inclusion, and Implementation
- Chapter Twenty-Four Media Reform through Capacity Building
- Chapter Twenty-Five Media Reform in Guatemala
- Chapter Twenty-Six Media Reform in Mexico
- Donald McGannon Communication Research Center’s Everett C. Parker Book Series
Media Reform in Guatemala
Media Reform in Guatemala
- (p.319) Chapter Twenty-Five Media Reform in Guatemala
- Strategies for Media Reform
- Fordham University Press
This chapter explores the use of community radio by Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala as a vital source of self-expression. In the light of the continuing refusal of Guatemalan governments to provide Indigenous communities with legal access to community radio stations, the chapter highlights the use of legal challenges together with the emergence of citizen-based low-power FM stations in order mount pressure for reform. These activities have been complemented by intensive lobbying by local residents for constitutional change and the presentation of a petition that is currently being considered by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States. The legalization of community radio is a crucial battle for freedom of expression for Indigenous groups and an increasingly salient issue for Guatemalan citizens.
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