Reprinted from Cultural Survival
Indigenous community radio stations in Guatemala have found themselves in the midst of a hopeful period regarding their legalizations, as the new government entered in January 2016. Bill 4087, Community Media Law, which was brought to the table in Congress after years of lobbying, has achieved significant advances as it passed its first and second readings in Congress. It is within this context that a new community radio was born in the Maya Mam territory of Quetzaltenango, in the community of Huitan.
Cultural Survival would like to warmly welcome Radio Huitan 89.1FM as an Indigenous community radio station with a focus on community development through a local perspective. Huitan is a municipality with approximately 14,000 inhabitants, 96% of which are Maya, and speak the Mam language. (More at Cultural Survival)