Establishing Community Media in the Mountains

Ann Marie Stock

in On Location in Cuba

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780807832691
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469605852
Establishing Community Media in the Mountains

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This chapter examines the development of Televisión Serrana, a media collective located in the remote Sierra Maestra region. It addresses the following questions: How did the community media initiative manage to emerge in a time of economic uncertainty and sociopolitical upheaval on the island? How has it continued to thrive, given the decline in community-based media initiatives around the world? And how has it succeeded in building human capacity, preserving and promoting a unique sense of identity and community, and establishing alliances across the island and beyond? The project's success is primarily attributed to the balance achieved among international, national, and local partners.

Keywords: Televisión Serrana; media collective; Sierra Maestra

Chapter.  9714 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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