Ecuador: Radio Station operated by women in prison wins award

Posted on October 31, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Social Issues reported the women of “Palabra Libre” radio station, produce, edit and conduct shows every week, which cover topics ranging from sexuality to environmental issues, and technological innovations.

Operated by incarcerated women from inside the Latacunga Social Rehabilitation Center, Palabra Libre, meaning Free Word in Spanish, is a radio ran from behind the bars of the prison. This week, authorities from the Ministry of Justice presented the women of Palabra Libre with certificates, acknowledging their success at the 10th International Radio Biennial in Mexico, in which they won the category “programs produced by students” for their show “Jail in the Nude.”

“It is a source of pride because it is the result of all our effort that, even though we are here, sometimes we think that people don’t hear us, that they don’t listen to the program on Saturdays, that they do not listen to us, but they do hear us and they value what we are doing,” said Diana, a member of Palabra Libre in an interview with TeleSUR English. Read Article

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