Spotlights

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Fact FM broadcaster listens to community issues, takes community complaints to people in power

Maxine Betteridge-Moes February 17, 2019

When Naomi Afriyie-Nyanor leads a community focus group discussion, she radiates confidence and authority. She wastes no time getting straight to the […]

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Barza Wire edition 500!

admin February 10, 2019

Farm Radio International has been producing resources for radio broadcasters for 40 years—since May 1979. But this week, we celebrate another milestone: […]

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On-air quiz gets listeners calling in to Radio Argoutar

Maxine Betteridge-Moes February 03, 2019

Radio Argoutar is a small station with a big impact. The station is located in Ioba province in southwestern Burkina Faso, about […]

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Learning from Farm Radio’s radio resources

Maxine Betteridge-Moes January 21, 2019

Benjamin Homadzi has been hosting Farmers’ Forum on Lorlornyo FM in the Volta Region of Ghana for six years. He loves interacting […]

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Skyy Power FM: Voice for the voiceless in Ghana

Connor Oke January 13, 2019

Samuel Kojo Brace says the best part of his job is the opportunity to speak for the voiceless. He works for Skyy […]

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It takes a village: Engaging men, women & youth in ‘women’s issues’ (FRI blog)

admin January 05, 2019

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This proverb has many important meanings, but one related truth is that maternal, newborn, […]

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Learning about conservation agriculture—and community—through a radio project

John Klassen December 23, 2018

Ethiopia is a country with an extremely diverse landscape, ranging from beautiful mountain regions to vast plains. Though its economy has been […]

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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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