Spotlights

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What do rural women want?

admin December 17, 2018

This opinion piece was written by Caroline Namara, a journalist at Radio Bushenyi FM and social worker in the remote rural area […]

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The Mother of North Star FM uses unique drama format to address sensitive issues

Maxine Betteridge-Moes December 02, 2018

The only female broadcaster at North Star FM in Tamale, Ghana, is affectionately known as “Mama Rash.” Hers has become a household […]

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Spotlight on Josephine Adumako Akaribo, broadcaster at Radio Gurune, Ghana, and 2017 George Atkins Communications Award winner

Maxine Betteridge-Moes November 26, 2018

Agricultural broadcasting is a family affair at Radio Gurune in Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Station director Lydia Ajono […]

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Building Accra: Encouraging women and youth to enter residential construction—by using radio

Connor Oke November 18, 2018

Ghana is booming. Residential construction in the Greater Accra Region—a loud, crowded, sweaty metropolis of four million and rising—is now one of […]

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Bringing fact-checking to Kenyan radio (PesaCheck)

admin November 05, 2018

Fake news is a pervasive problem in Kenya, especially when it comes to potentially sensitive situations where facts are hard to come […]

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George Atkins Communications Award nominee Benjamin Boureima Nama, Radio Evangile Développement, Burkina Faso

admin October 30, 2018

Benjamin Boureima Nama was first introduced to Farm Radio International’s resources for broadcasters in 1999 when he was an intern at Radio […]

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Spotlight on Lilian Madelemo, George Atkins Communications Award Winner, Uhuru FM, Tanzania

Maxine Betteridge-Moes October 15, 2018

Lilian Madelemo has been a radio broadcaster since 2011, presenting news and entertainment programming at Uhuru FM in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. […]

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Spotlight on George Atkins Communications Award winner Mubiru Ali, Radio Simba, Uganda

Maxine Betteridge-Moes October 07, 2018

In April 2016, Ugandan farmers called in to their favourite program on Radio Simba to complain of an unknown pest that was […]

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Spotlight on Earl Samuels, George Atkins Communications Award Winner, Fiila FM, Ghana

Maxine Betteridge-Moes October 01, 2018

Earl Samuels has long had the desire to empower his people and provide access to information in hard times. This inspired him […]

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Spotlight on George Atkins Communications Award runner-up Mathewos Feleke from Wolaitta Sodo Fana FM, Ethiopia

Maxine Betteridge-Moes September 24, 2018

Mathewos Feleke of Wolaitta Sodo Fana FM in Ethiopia is a man of many talents. A former high school teacher, school supervisor, […]

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Personal reflections from the IFAJ 2018 Master Class

Jefferson Massah September 17, 2018

Jefferson Massah is a journalist, media trainer, and development communications practitioner from Monrovia, Liberia. He is also the former head of programs […]

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Spotlight on FRI’s backgrounders

admin September 10, 2018

In June, we asked our broadcasting partners how they are using our backgrounder documents and how we can improve. For the past […]

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