Strengthening access to information via community radio in Latin America
Strengthening access to information via community radio in Latin America succeeded in creating tangible results and impact on the ground, both domestically and across Latin America. The grantee took advantage of the fact that new legislation in several Latin American countries (through Communications Acts) required the authorities to be accountable to its public. The project aimed at creating new spaces for democratic participation, while empowering indigenous-, and women’s groups in 17 local communities to make their voices heard. Project outputs benefited community radio stations and field communicators in particular, as they gained new skills and knowledge through training. The impact on the marginalized groups and listening audience was however difficult to gauge due to ambitious project design. The project was too large in scope, and operated in too many different social and political contexts (17 community radios in 9 countries) in order for the evaluation team to undertake a sound impact assessment on a limited budget.