The GraciasVida Center is pleased to announce a series of radio production training workshops in a number of communities in Guatemala.

El Centro GraciasVida se complace en anunciar una serie de talleres en radio produccion y radioperiodismo para las areas de Solola, Sacatepequez, Xela, y Huehetenango. Para mas informacion, vean la convocatoria adjunta o llamen al 7832-7066.

What Is GraciasVida?

GraciasVida is a media advocacy and production and training non-profit with a mission to:



Recent Projects from GraciasVida

After the Wars/ Despues de las Guerras
After the Wars An award-winning 12-part radio documentary series produced in English and in Spanish by U.S. radio reporters and their Central American colleagues–achieving a unique international collaboration. Awarded best radio production in Latin America award by the International Federation of Journalists (FIP).


Latino USA
Latino USA The radio journal of news and culture distributed by NPR: Maria Martin was the founding producer of this award-winning pioneer program covering U.S. Latinos and Latin America for English-language audiences.


Noticias de Mi Gente
Noticias de Mi Gente and Knight International Journalism Fellowships Under a Knight International Journalism Fellowship, GraciasVida is helping build this pioneering effort using digital technologies to inform and link together Guatemalan transnational communities. It also provides rural and indigenous Guatemalan journalists with a forum for their work and a vehicle to share their stories.




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