IPDC project priority: Community radio

The Project, Community Radio-Community Participation in Local Governance (CR-CPLG), will enhance the expansion of over 700,000 people’s access to communication. It will afford rural and marginalized communities, in the Central Region of Ghana, to exercise their right to communicate and, through and alongside this, their right to participate in and drive the process of development and empowerment.

 

The country’s population of about 24.4 million (2010 population census), “is predominantly rural” where 62% of the population reside and where poverty levels are high. (Gender...

The media development in Sierra Leone has improved through the practice of plurality and liberalization with local newspapers and several radio stations country-wide. There are about eighty registered newspapers and only one public service broadcaster (SLBC) and about forty Community radio stations including Radio Bontico with various diversified radio programs for their targeted audience. Sierra Leone is a country that enjoys freedom of expression in its dissemination of information. The category of Media requested for support by this project is our rural community inhabitants whose...

Adequate skills to produce well researched and balanced accountability programme is a major challenge affecting the quality of programmes in most community radio stations. It is not always the case that some of the community radios do not want to produce professional programmes on accountability/transparency issues targeting local government institutions. The real issue is that most of them do not have the required skills to enable them produce such programmes in a professional manner. The real need is the required skills to produce such programmes.
 
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Niger has a free, pluralistic and independent media, which comprises, according to the High Council for Communication – the media regulatory body –, 2 state-owned newspapers (one daily and one weekly), 48 privately-owned newspapers, one of which is a daily, 1 state-owned radio station, 7 state-owned regional stations, 51 privately-owned radio stations with 37 relays, 133 community radio stations with 2 relays, and 18 authorised television stations with 23 relays, two of which are state-owned. To date, there are 133 community radio stations in Niger which hold a licence issued by the High...

As freedom of expression and the right to access to information among poor and marginalised populations are threatened by aggression directed against journalists, attacks against community radio stations and by conflict situations, the workshop will contribute to strengthening this freedom and this right. The project will also contribute to peace and general safety. On completion of a 4-day workshop, 20 community-radio journalists – including 4 from Côte d'Ivoire, 2 from the Central African Republic, 4 from Senegal and 10 from Mali –, from as many radio stations, will be trained as...

The aim of this project is to promote the gender approach in order to contribute to the creation of an environment that is conducive to freedom of expression among women and radio broadcasters for more widespread popularisation of the culture of equality.  

The aim of the project is to strengthen the professional capacity of the community-radio journalists and broadcast presenters involved in collecting, processing and disseminating radio information; it seeks to strengthen the institutional framework of community radio stations by providing a solid basis for their independence, and thereby contributing towards the promotion of freedom of expression, the pluralism of ideas, and the diversity and quality of information provided to local communities. 

“Umoji” means “one” in the local language. A group of inhabitants totaling 20,000 people, from 16 different villages, has for more than five years been meeting and finally in 2009 constituted a legal entity duly represented (each village is represented by an Elder, a Woman, a Youth and an administrator). Umoji is gazetted in the Government of Mozambique Boletim da Republica. Umoji holds a title for use and development of the land where its communities are settled. 
The Umoji Association has obtained a broadcasting license for the establishment of the community radio and the...

The Media in Ethiopia mainly consists of radio and television, which remain under the control of the Ethiopian government, as well as few private newspapers and magazines. In comparison to the length of Ethiopia's over-2,000-year history as a sovereign nation, the media is a very recent phenomenon. Ten radio broadcast stations, eight AM and two shortwave, are licensed to operate in Ethiopia. The major radio broadcasting stations include Radio Ethiopia, Radio Fana, Sheger Fm & Zami Fm a private station, and the Voice of the Revolution of Tigray. The single television broadcast network...

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