Training the first generation of podcasters in Bolivia

Sponsored by the US Embassy in La Paz and led by U.S. international journalists Teresa Bouza and Ruxandra Guidi, the workshop “La narración, en el corazón del podcast”(Narration, the Heart of the Podcast) attracted around 50 journalists, most of them female, from all over the country.

The three-day workshop (Oct. 25-28) came after the first podcast training in the country last year and ended with the announcement of the winners of the “First Bolivian Podcast Contest” with around 20 participants and a wide range of subjects, from indigenous traditions, to bird trafficking, Bolivian female truck drivers or a profile of a famous Bolivian soccer player who is now in his sixties.

The workshop was co-led by two online trainers: Laura Rojas, Program and Growth Coordinator for Radio Ambulante and Radio Ambulante’s editor Silvia Viñas.