Spotlights

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Spotlight on translations: Getting the language right (Trust)

admin June 19, 2017

When farmers in northern Burkina Faso speak about the direction of the wind, they refer to the direction it is blowing in. […]

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Spotlight on Koch FM: Tackling sanitation issues in a slum (BBC Media Action)

admin June 12, 2017

Koch FM uses a shipping container that is soundproofed with egg cartons as a studio. The station broadcasts from Korogocho, one of […]

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Spotlight on Radio Marketplace in Morogoro

admin June 05, 2017

Farmers need information about many things when they are growing crops: good seeds, soil fertility, low-cost inputs, how to recognize disease, and […]

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Spotlight on the first gay radio station in South Africa (BBC)

admin May 29, 2017

A cheery voice greets radio listeners: “Good morning, this is Gay SA Radio.” Hendrik Baird is the station manager at South Africa’s […]

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Radio for resilience in Ethiopia

admin May 22, 2017

Hiwot Tirfneh regrets that she wasted water. She lives and farms in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, where drought is frequent and […]

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Spotlight: Health coverage on the radio in post-Ebola Guinea (Internews)

admin May 15, 2017

During the Ebola outbreak, which hit Guinea between 2013 and 2015, the nation’s attention was focused on the epidemic. The major media—newspapers, […]

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Spotlight on FRI’s value chain project in Ghana

Anais Voski May 08, 2017

Across Africa, small-scale farmers produce as much as 80% of their countries’ food supplies. But farmers are often the most vulnerable to […]

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Spotlight: Lessons and reflections from FRI’s Barza Discussion on interactive radio

admin April 24, 2017

From February 27 to March 24, Barza Discussions brought together more than 150 broadcasters and other participants from 23 countries to discuss […]

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Audio learning, adapted: Spotlight on the Talking Book

admin April 17, 2017

In Ghana, farmers can receive agricultural information over the airwaves from their local radio station. But an organization called Literacy Bridge is […]

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Spotlight on Agribusiness TV: Making agriculture attractive again

admin April 10, 2017

“Youth are not interested in agriculture.” It’s a refrain heard again and again. In many places, farming is viewed as a job […]

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Barza Discussion explores interactive radio and gender

admin March 27, 2017

For four weeks, broadcasters have joined together on Barza Discussion to ask questions, share stories, and explore the topic of interactive radio. […]

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Why community listening groups come together

Tracy Akwii March 20, 2017

Community listening groups are popular in Uganda, and contribute greatly to radio programming. In the Kiboga district of Uganda’s Central Region, 25 […]

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