From the Bottom Up: Community Radio Stations Seek to Strengthen Social Fabric and Reconciliation (S)
Launched on February 9th, at the Museo Nacional de Colombia, “Community Radios for Peace and Coexistence,” a project funded by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Cooperative Network Of Community Media of Santander, Resander. The initiative is supported by the Presidency of the Republic through the World’s Largest Conversation, the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (OACP), the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies.
This project complements initiatives that recognize community radios as protagonists of peace building in the territories, and who have confidence in the potential of this sector. This has been expressed by the Delegation of the European Union in Colombia, whose Ambassador Ana Paula Zacarías is convinced of the pivotal role that community radio plays in building a stable and lasting peace: “Peace is in the regions and it is there that community broadcasters have their goals, their broadcasts and their audiences. They contribute to strengthening the social fabric and reconciliation,” said the diplomat. Radios Comunitarias