Radio Ghetto is a participatory radio project that spread the voice of the migrant communities living in the shantytowns of the countryside of Foggia, in the Apulia region.
Created in the summer of 2012, with the support of the Campagne in Lotta Network, Radio Ghetto brought in these shantytowns all the equipment needed to start the broadcasts. Since 2012, Radio Ghetto works every summer to create a free space for debates, interviews and music for the community of African migrant workers.
Until summer 2016, Radio Ghetto broadcast mainly within the Gran Ghetto of Rignano Garganico, living among its inhabitants, to spread their voices towards Italian society. After the forced evacuation of the Gran Ghetto, in March 2017, the Radio Ghetto moved to the runway of Borgo Mezzanone, in the south suburbs of Foggia.
During the radio broadcasts, hosted by the inhabitants of the Gran Ghetto and of the runway of Borgo Mezzanone, we discussed the living conditions and the difficulties of these migrant seasonal workers. Listening to music and radio news, organizing contests for rappers and singers who live in the ghettos, we shared our everyday life stories.
Over the years, Radio Ghetto became a free space where people can debate, relax, joke and get angry, where they can experience possible alternatives to their exploitation and their isolation.
These years of broadcasting have been made possible thanks to the dedication and the support of all the inhabitants of the ghettos who, after and hard day of work, decide every summer to animate the radio. Moreover this project was also possible thanks to the activists and volunteers that chosen to be engaged in this experience.
To listen to other recordings and broadcasts of Radio Ghetto or to find out more about the project, visit the website and the social profiles:
Radio Ghetto is a project created in 2012 by Campagne in Lotta Network
Realized thanks to the efforts of hundreds of inhabitants of the Capitanata ghettos, the dedication of dozens of activists and the collaboration of the Amisnet radio agency
Pictures by Isabella Bazzi