IPDC Project beneficiary type: Radio

The Talas Oblast, a remote region in North-West of Kyrgyzstan holds several sad records nationwide: the highest maternity death rate (polyclinic statistics), the highest dowry for girls (newspapers) and children lagging behind in physical development due to inappropriate meals (UNICEF). Moreover, informative media coverage on these issues is difficult to come across. The state-controlled local newspaper published an article blaming the increase of village women coming for delivery to the city hospital to spoil the otherwise good birth statistics of that clinic. The dowry rates in Kyrgyz...

More and more communities have been taking steps towards obtaining and operating their own radio stations to improve communication and provide better support for development efforts. It is for this reason that the NGO, Ndef Leng, which is submitting this project, and which has extensive experience in working with Serere populations as well as in the implementation of various types of communication projects (functional literacy, micro-projects, health, etc.) wishes to set up a radio station aimed specifically at the large Serere community in the regions of Fatick, Kaolack, Diourbel and...

In Jamaica, the media are relatively free and champion free speech, considering the vast number of talk-shows being broadcast. However, people are still not communicating. There is a clearly expressed need for a better quality content on the country's airwaves. The cable channels focus mostly on entertainment, the talk-shows often lack a solid basis of reliable information, and even this information may not be easily heard, due to the problem of transmitter coverage. Those concerned with social problems, relating particularly to crime and violence, are demanding more interactive and user-...

Radio Fara'a is a rural community radio which is managed and operated by a Listeners' Club known as the Fara'a Zumunta Club. The club boasts a potential audience of over one million listeners throughout the districts bordering Benin and Nigeria, and the Gaya department. The Listeners' Club sets the radio's policies and lines of actions. As a collectively owned venture whose mission is to broadcast programmes addressing the concerns of rural inhabitants, Radio Fara'a contributes to the overall development process in Niger. This project involves the setting up of a Community Multimedia...

Radio 'La voz de los Campesinos', created in 1965, was the first community radio in México. Since then, its purposes has been to serve as a communication bridge between the 1000 communities of the states of Veracruz, Hidalgo, Puebla, and San Luis Potosí. Otomí, Nahua, and Tepehua indigenous groups live in those states. The radio has helped spread the traditions of these indigenous groups, as well as promoting their rights and giving a voice to farmers. The aim of this project is to strengthen community communication in 80 communities from the Nahua, Otomí and Tepehua regions through the...

Community radios, such as Manooré FM, often face enormous problems, due, among other things, to poorly trained staff and partner producers, and inadequate or outdated equipment. This project seeks to help Radio Manooré FM overcome these difficulties by providing it with modern production and broadcasting equipment and by training its staff so that they gain a better grasp of ethical issues and of their practical application in a community radio setting. This second strand of the project is all the more important as the image of women as portrayed in the media is generally a negative one...

After seven years of existence, and despite continuing to broadcast as best it could, Radio Emergence is but a shadow of its former self. Its equipment is outdated, unreliable or simply unfit for use. Yet this is not a recent problem: as early as 2003, when confronted with the problems the station was experiencing, due to the dilapidated state of its equipment, Libreville school-goers decided that they would each make a donation of 100 CFA Francs for the repair of some of the station's equipment. However, the youths' initial enthusiasm progressively waned with time. When it first started...

Communication facilities are among the least developed in Ethiopia. The use of modern communication technology is insignificant. Telecommunication services and facilities are at a very low level compared to the size of the country. The use of electronics media is not well established. Besides, all the available media are owned and controlled by the government. The free flow of information and communication as a vital tool for development is therefore seriously hampered. Information, as a fundamental lever for development and progress, should be provided to the rural communities on various...

The convergence between radio and the Internet is providing new strength to community radio. Not only are community radios being empowered to reach new latitudes, but also Internet users are learning from a participatory experience that is expected to contribute much to social change. In this context, a need for Community Multimedia Centres (CMCs) in rural areas of East Africa has emerged. The establishment of CMCs in such areas envisages a combination of community radio with telecentre facilities, under community ownership. Telecentres provide numerous ICT services, such as access to the...

Likoma and Chizumulu Islands are Malawian Islands but are situated in Mozambican Territorial waters. The national radio signals transmitted from Blantyre in the Southern tip of Malawi barely reach these islands. Newspapers, also printed in Blantyre, reach the islands with significant delays.The island dwellers consequently do not have any source of reliable and up-to-date information and are ipso facto left out of the national communication processes. This request seeks therefore to address this information and communication deficit by creating a community radio that will contribute to...

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