Radio Internacional Feminista (FIRE)

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Radio Internacional Feminista (FIRE)
Description
http://www.fire.or.cr (Click on the link to access the radio station's audio recordings, photos and articles.)

Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE) harnesses the power of the Internet to connect individual experience with structural and global discrimination and exclusion. FIRE’s feminist perspective is not simply about 'women’s rights'; it is about raising women’s voices and perspectives on all issues - voices that are not only absent but are actively silenced and excluded from global debates. FIRE is not only 'for' women, but is by women and about women, for a global audience. The station highlights the issues and voices of minority and immigrant women in particular, taking care to link race and gender-based discriminations among others.
 
Why Internet Radio?
 
Internet radio bridges the gap between non-literate communication and global communications technology. It has the potential to reach wide audiences without the need for a fully equipped studio or even a licence to use the airwaves - and yet it can still include illiterate people (most of whom are women). FIRE’s Internet station combines the Internet with other media to create an interactive space which aims to maximise the involvement of women listeners through letters, email lists, re-broadcasting arrangements with community radio stations, and linked websites. Broadcasts are recorded on cassette and sent by post to women’s organisations all over the world through networks such as the Women’s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC).

Creator
FIRE
Item Type
Region
Country
 
Decade
1990's
Year
1998