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Strengthening of education Radiofonica de Bolivia (ERBOL)

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ERBOL is an NGO based in La Paz, Bolivia. It is dedicated to using radio as a means for providing education, social service and pluralistic news. The present project is designed to provide training in radio production, programming content and management to radio practitioners from stations affiliated with ERBOL, with a view to developing an electronic news bulletin distributed to ERBOL members, and to producing a weekly radio programme on national affairs.

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So far, ERBOL has conducted two work shops, one on strategies for publicity and sustainability of radio stations and one on production and editing of news and information programming. The project has also launched its daily electronic new bulletin with content provided by ERBOL itself and affiliated radio stations and disseminated nationally and has begun production of a weekly, two-hour programme 'Sin Censura' that is distributed via satellite to 19 radio stations.

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Twenty-five radio practitioners attended each of the first two work shops; and the news bulletin has grown to disseminating more than 60 news stories daily. The programme Sin Censura has become established as a leading radio programme for discussion and analysis of national affairs.The project still has to conduct two more workshops on technical issues such as new technologies and digital software for radio production and a work shop on station management for directors. ERBOL intends to strengthen further the news bulletin and continue production of Sin Censura