Katherine chats with Fabián Alvarado, Pablo Quesada and Fernanda Bustamante, journalists from Radio Aserrí “La Potente.” At the beginning of February, their community sprang into the headlines of Costa Rica’s national media when an accusation of racism against a teacher from the Ministry of Public Education sparked controversy nationwide. How did local journalists decide how to approach this?
We learned more about Aserrí through the eyes of those who report on the community every day, and discussed the challenges and joys of community journalism. (We hope to publish English-language excerpts of the conversation on our site soon.)
Learn more about Radio Aserrí here.