Spotlights

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Spotlight: Otec FM runs farming workshops to raise money for programs

Jaime Little June 04, 2018

Many African radio stations struggle to raise money to support their agriculture programs. Recording equipment and taxi fares for reporters to interview […]

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New radio station to open in DRC national park

Jaime Little May 22, 2018

A team of five radio enthusiasts is rushing to finalize plans for a new radio project in eastern DRC that will emphasize […]

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The long road to launching Radio Taboo, a solar-powered station in the Cameroon rainforest

Kathryn Burnham May 14, 2018

Ngambé-Tikar district lacks many things: schools, libraries, running water, electricity, and hospitals. But one thing this district in Cameroon no longer lacks […]

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Meet Su Tii Déra and New Generation Radio, two new FRI broadcasting partners

Kathryn Burnham May 07, 2018

Su Tii Déra (or “Let’s help each other”) is a community radio station in Benin that serves listeners living near the city […]

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Q&A with Tanzanian journalist Koleta Makulwa, winner of science reporting award

admin April 30, 2018

Koleta Makulwa is an investigative reporter and radio producer at Radio Free Afrika in Mwanza, northern Tanzania. She won an international science […]

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Kenyan journalists feel government pressure (IPS)

admin April 23, 2018

Analysts say freedom of the press in Kenya is facing its biggest challenge since independence, with government censorship on the rise both […]

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Farm Radio International’s Resource Pack #108 now online

admin April 16, 2018

Farm Radio is pleased to present its latest Resource Pack, featuring scripts and Broadcaster how-to guides on a range of topics for […]

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After 27 years on air, ‘mother’ of rural Congolese radio still helps farmers improve yields

Fresnel Bongol Tsimba April 02, 2018

Adèle Tombet Tourissa knows the corridors of the Congolese agriculture ministry’s rural radio department as if it were her own home. Not […]

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Spotlight: Solar power helps fuel growth of community radio in South Sudan (Internews)

admin March 26, 2018

People were buzzing with excitement. In rural South Sudan, a beloved community radio station was doubling its broadcast hours. The enthusiasm could […]

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Spotlight: Niger’s Radio Fara’a gets people talking about local governance

Jaime Little March 19, 2018

Gari Ya Wayé is a Hausa expression meaning “the village has awoken.” It’s also the name of the flagship morning talk show […]

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Spotlight: Radio program helps Ugandan farmers get better prices for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Jaime Little March 12, 2018

Alex Niwamanya started broadcasting at Voice of Kamwenge just six months ago, but has already seen the impact of his radio programs. […]

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Spotlight on Lilian Madelemo of Uhuru FM

Jaime Little March 05, 2018

A typical day for Lilian Godwin Madelemo begins with a speedy review of international entertainment news online. Jumping from YouTube to Twitter […]

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