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Community Press was incorporated on June 07, 2004 at the Puerto Rico’s Department of State in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. It's mission is to help Puerto Rico’s disadvantaged and marginalized communities to create and develop Mass Media -such as newspapers, films, websites and radio and TV programs- that give them a voice in the Puerto Rican society and help in their communities’ development and progress. • www.prensacomunitaria.com – Is the unique Puerto Rico’s community website with stories and videos from and by the people of the disadvantaged communities. • Barrio TV (Slum TV) – is a weekly television program on Puerto Rico’s Channel 13 that reports stories of poor communities’ issues, such as community economic development and cultural activities. Also transmits news of Puerto Rico non-profit organizations. • Community Radio – Prensa Comunitaria produce two radio programs that are run entirely by poor communities leaders with the assistance of AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers. One is Prensa Comunitaria desde la calle (Community Press at the Street) in San Juan; the other is Barrio Adentro (Inside the Slum)in Ponce, at the south island area. • Cineforo Comunitario (Community Cinema Forum) – Prensa Comunitaria have been produced 16 communities short films on matters relevant to community development for the eradication of poverty. The social theme films are selected, written and produced by communities groups, who later presented and discussed it in their communities and towns. • Community Newspapers – Published certain seasons of the year.

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