Radio La Colifata – A groundbreaking experience from Buenos Aires

colifataRadio La Colifata – a slang word for crazy, has been on air from Hospital Jose Borda in Buenos Aires every Saturday afternoon for 23 years – to confront the stigma around mental illness, breaking through the wall in AM, FM and now online.

In-patients produce and present the shows that range from politics to sports – and over the years, millions of Argentinians have been tuning in. The voices, stories and the way they are told have prompted reflection among the mainstream world of journalism about how their own voices are repressed, censored and sedated – and how truth lies beyond what has been prescribed.

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