Nelly Bassily | May 25, 2009
On May 17, 2009, FADECO Community Radio demonstrated solidarity with the global effort to fight AIDS. FADECO FM – a Farm Radio International broadcasting partner located in Karagwe District, western Tanzania – was one of 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries that marked International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day.
FADECO FM produced a series of programs on HIV and AIDS, which was broadcast twice daily in the week leading up to Candlelight Memorial Day. On May 17, the radio station broadcast a national celebration live from the town of Moshi. This special broadcast featured a one-hour call in show that invited people to remember a loved one, a live panel discussion including people living with HIV and AIDS, and presentations by representatives from local HIV and AIDS organizations. Topics of discussion included stigmatization, coping strategies, group formation and dynamics, and the importance of micro-enterprises for people living with HIV and AIDS.