Knight International Journalism Fellowships

Guatemala: Pioneering a Digital Radio Network


Knight International helped radio stations serving indigenous rural communities in Guatemala to build NoticiasdemiGente.com, a Web site for sharing content. Led by Knight Fellow Maria Martin, rural radio reporters now can upload stories and disseminate them across the country.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Raised the quality of local news reports produced by rural journalists.
  • Linked the radio stations via a digital platform, expanding the menu of programs reaching rural communities.
  • Hosted a "convenio" (meeting) for reporters where they learned to communicate on the digital platform.