Radio in Haiti is the Heartbeat of Communities
Finding a television in rural Haiti is not easy. Finding something worth watching is even harder. Yet even the most rural village has radio coverage. Radio is critical for staying connected - to the news, happenings in Port au Prince, to political dialogue, and to the outcomes of soccer games when favored teams are playing. Miami Herald writer Carmen Cuesta Roca notes below that legislation has been drafted to recognize and legalize community radio stations. This would create a more welcoming environment for community radio although the challenge of financial sustainability remains.