In this radio episode, we speak to Letícia Leite, journalist and founder of Vem de Áudio, which supports the production of community-led podcasts by and for Indigenous and traditional peoples in the Brazilian Amazon. Letícia discusses how Indigenous media and communication networks operate as tools for knowledge-sharing and socio-political mobilizations, the challenges of unequal access to information, and the role of Indigenous women in climate and political movements for socio-environmental transformation.

Interviewers: Danilo Urzedo and Max Ritts

Producer: Pedro Augusto

Language note: This interview takes place in Portuguese.

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This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: Leite, Letícia, Danilo Urzedo, and Max Ritts, "Letícia Leite: Indigenous Podcasts in Brazil," Smart Forests Atlas (2022), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/letícia-leite/. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10691563.

Header image credit: Indigenous youth communication networks. Image source: Copiô, Parente! podcast [photograph]. Retrieved 11 August 2022, from https://www.ufrgs.br/humanista/2021/01/27/podcast-para-povos-da-floresta-e-tema-do-terceiro-episodio-da-serie-radio-e-inclusao/

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