Tuesday, 24 February 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2578

There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Reporting Awards
From: George Lessard

2. Southern Sudan: Thousands Attend Opening Celebration of Community Ra
From: George Lessard


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1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Reporting Awards
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:16 pm ((PST))

Sub-Saharan Africa

Nominations being accepted for award for HIV/AIDS reporting
https://www.ijnet.org/ijnet/training_opportunities/nominations_being_accepted_for_award_for_hiv/aids_reporting
African journalists and journalists working in Africa can now be nominated
for the Awards for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Communication in Africa.
Deadline: March 20.

African Business Reporting Awards now accepting entries
https://www.ijnet.org/ijnet/training_opportunities/african_business_reporting_awards_now_accepting_entries
African business journalists can now apply for the annual African Business
Reporting Awards, which recognize astute journalistic coverage of business
in Africa. Deadline: April 15.

Plans advance for West Africa media development fund
https://www.ijnet.org/ijnet/training_opportunities/plans_advance_for_west_africa_media_development_fund
A two-day roundtable convened to finalize preparations for the creation of
the West Africa Media Development Fund recently took place in Accra,
Ghana.


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2. Southern Sudan: Thousands Attend Opening Celebration of Community Ra
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:54 pm ((PST))

"It's Your Radio, Your Voice"

Thousands Attend Opening Celebration of Southern Sudan Community Radio
Station
http://www.internews.org/prs/2009/20090223_sudan.shtm

[excerpt]

(February 23, 2009) When Naath FM, the only community radio station in Leer
County, Southern Sudan, was officially launched this week, thousands of
people came to honor and claim the station that has been a part of their
lives for the past year.

"I have never seen anything like this," said Deborah Ensor, Internews Sudan
Program Director. "There were literally thousands of people here, and they
were all trying to get into the studio. If you want to know what community
radio is all about, you simply must come to Leer."

Naath FM is one of four radio stations that Internews has built in the most
remote regions of Southern Sudan. Though the station has been on the air for
more than a year, officials and the community were eager to have it formally
opened and dedicated as a community radio station.

Appropriately enough, the station is called Naath FM – it means "Citizen" in
the local language of Nuer and was chosen after listeners called in and
suggested it.


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