Stories about Audio
Though digital resources may not be reaching farmers in the most rural areas, they can complement traditional broadcast radio, making it more effective, and Farm Radio International has launched a host of online resources for broadcasters in Sub-Saharan Africa...
This coming February 13th will mark UNESCO’s World Radio Day, bringing together broadcasters, advocates, creators, and networks to improve and celebrate radio around the world. UNESCO recognizes that radio can, in emergency situations, be the best way to get information to people who need it most - and at other times can help people to engage with issues that affect them every day.
CGNet Swara is a mobile-based news service which enables the tribals of Chhattisgarh to tell their version of stories, in their language. In this voice-based portal, citizen journalists can call a phone number and record a news onto the system. Similarly listeners can call the same number and hear the last three highlighted news. The reports are also shared by SMS, mailing list, blog, Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks.
The Rising Voices grantee project "Youth Voices of Bandim and Enterramento" was recently featured in the newest episode of the Global Voices podcast. Listen to hear some of the sounds of the Manjuandadi group, a women's singing group in the capital city of Bissau.
On April 19, at eight different sites throughout six Bolivian cities, Voces Bolivianas will host Bolivian Voices Day, a one-day synchronized event that will train dozens of Bolivians how to start their own blogs and participate in both the national and global online conversations. In this podcast with Voces Bolivianas founder, Eduardo Ávila, we hear about the closing ceremony of the workshop series in Santa Cruz as well as why Voces Bolivianas decided to organize a one-day training at various sites around the country.
In this three-minute podcast recorded with Cristina Quisbert while she was in Miami for the annual We Media conference, we discover the importance of Voces Bolivianas and citizen media in general for the residents of El Alto, Bolivia.
For this week's Rising Voices podcast we listen in on a live interview with Nari Jibon founder Kathryn Ward from WBDX's Big Muddy radio program in Carbondale, Illinois. Kathy describes how Nari Jibon got its start and how they've been incorporating blogging and citizen media into their English and computer training classes to give women in Dhaka, Bangladesh a stronger voice and community online.
This week we begin a new feature on Rising Voices where we will regularly check in with project leaders from the 10 Rising Voices outreach projects. We start with Eddie Ávila who is currently in the United States to present Voces Bolivianas at the We Media conference in Miami, Florida.
Voces Bolivianas, one of the first five recipients of a Rising Voices citizen media outreach award, was featured yesterday on the BBC program, The World. In the four minute feature Ruxandra Guidi interviews project facilitator Mario Duran and Voces Bolivianas participant and Aymara translator, Dora Romero. Congratulations Voces Bolivianas for...