Upgrading the Technical and Radio Production Skills of Women in Community Radio (Bush Radio)

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Year when project approved: 
2011
Approved budget: 
US$27 500.00

The creation of 'Bush Radio' in 1992 marked the beginning of a new era in community media in South Africa, with over 120 licensed community radio stations existing today, providing coverage of a wide range of subjects which are of relevance at a local level. Whilst this increased representation of community issues within the media is undoubtedly a positive trend, there is a continued underrepresentation of female community radio presenters which needs to be addressed. This project will train 12 women volunteers and staff from 12 community radio stations in South Africa in order to equip them with the necessary technical skills to produce a series of programmes focusing on women in the fields of science and engineering to be broadcast from the participants' respective stations. It will also upgrade the studio at Bush Radio, to enhance its broadcasting capacity. In attaining its goal, the project will help to improve the quality of community radio in South Africa and contribute to the goal of gender equality. OBJECTIVE To upgrade the equipment of Bush Radio's studio, thus enhancing its broadcasting capacity; and to train a group of 12 women volunteers and staff from 12 community radio stations in South Africa in order to equip them with the necessary technical skills to produce a series of programmes focusing on women in the fields of science and engineering.

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IPDC Bureau meeting nÂș: 
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Budget code: 
355SAF5001

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Beneficiary
Beneficiary name: 
Bush Radio
Beneficiary description: 
Bush Radio is a community radio station, formed as a voluntary organization, and licensed to broadcast since 1995. Volunteers still remain the backbone of Bush Radio's operations, although a team of four professional staff members is employed to ensure the responsible operation and high quality output of the station.
Beneficiary address: 
PO Box 13290 Mowbray 7705 South Africa

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Beneficiary phone: 
+27 21 448 5450

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Location and contacts
UNESCO
Responsible UNESCO Regional advisers: 

Jaco Du Toit, j.dutoit@unesco.org;

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Project contacts: 

Brenda Leonard, Managing Director of Bush Radio, mother@bushradio.co.za;

Project place: 
Cape Town

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