Saturday, January 26, 2013

Knight News Challenge Mobile Winner RootIO: Community powered micro radio stations

To enable radio stations to transmit over cellular phone networks and citizens to set up their own radio stations
Radio continues to be a powerful tool for community information, and the RootIO project amplifies it by mixing its power with new mobile and Internet technologies. RootIO is an open-source toolkit that allows communities to create their own micro radio stations with an inexpensive smartphone and transmitter, and to share, promote and collaborate on dynamic content. The project will be piloted in Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Radio Network, UNICEF Uganda and UNICEF Innovation Unit.

(Source : Knight Foundation/SWLing Post) 

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