The first international conference on community radio and free software will be held in Cochabama, Bolivia from June 11-13, 2015. So far, the community radio stations from Spanish-speaking countries that have confirmed their assistance are: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, and of course, the host, Bolivia.
The preliminary agenda includes a forum discussing the advances taking place in Latin America regarding free software, telecommunication legislation, and a migration plan. There will also be workshops and simultaneous talks on free software tools such as Shamatari, Ardour, Audacity, and Creative Commons, amongst others.
Several websites, such as Radios Libres (Free Radio Stations) and Corresponsales del Pueblo (The People's Correspondents), have helped to spread the information found on the official site, liberaturadio.org, while others have stepped up to the task of getting communities to attend the event, such as the Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones de Venezuela, Conatel (National Commission of Telecommunications of Venezuela), which in addition underlines its support for these initiatives:
En Venezuela las emisoras de radio comunitarias también cuentan con apoyo para su independencia. En enero de 2015 fue lanzada otra aplicación libre ideal para medios comunitarios: Shatamari 15.01., que tiene 260 aplicaciones preinstaladas y configuradas para trabajar en medios digitales, audiovisuales, automatización de emisoras radiales y medios impresos.
Community radio station independence also receives support in Venezuela. Shatamari 15.01, another free application ideal for community media, was launched in January 2015, of which contains 260 configured, pre-installed applications made to work with digital, audiovisual, and print media along with the automatization of radio stations.
Twitter users also began to spread the word of the event to others as well as to motivate internet users and community radio stations to meet up at the conference.
Estaremos en 1º Encuentro Internacional de Radios Comunitarias y Software Libre @liberaturadio. ¿Te nos unes?— Radioteca.net (@Radiotecanet) marzo 27, 2015
We'll be at the 1st International Community Radio and Free Software Conference. Will you join up with us?
#Bolivia 1º Encuentro Internacional de Radios Comunitarias y Software Libre http://t.co/3efeNkCmsz | .@ADN_alt .@camilota5 .@ReinaldoI— CDPVenezuela (@cdpvenezuela1) marzo 27, 2015
#Bolivia's 1st International Community Radio and Free Software Conference.
1º Encuentro Internacional de Radios Comunitarias y Software Libre en #Cochabamba, Bolivia 11-13 junio 2015 http://t.co/VvzNsR6BzG— Eddie Ávila (@barrioflores) marzo 24, 2015
1st International Community Radio and Free Software Conference in #Cochabamba, Bolivia, June 11-13, 2015.
Sign up starts on April 1; for more information, visit the event's official page at liberaturadio.org.