‘Papurau Bro’ – Community Newspapers as cultural infrastructure

9 Apr 2021

Case Study

Papurau Bro are Welsh language community newspapers providing a hyper‐local media outlet and calendar for community events and organisations. As cultural infrastructure, the papers support the Welsh language and cultivate a sense of belonging, while stories of people and places connect communities to their heritage. ‘Bro’ is a Welsh term relating to an area, and can be attributed to a parish, a town locality, or even a valley. Papurau Bro normally cover small towns and their surrounding locality. The majority are based in rural areas, signifying the importance of agriculture and rural communities as strongholds of the Welsh language.

Author: Helen Howells

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