Monday, February 04, 2013

National Forum of Community of Radios in Kenya

Masakazu Shibata: Celebration of World Radio Day in Kenya
UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa has organized this National Forum owing to communities’ central role in development in Mtito Andei, from 13 to 14 February 2013. This joint initiative between various UN Agencies and Programmes, National Media stakeholders and community media practitioners will be an opportunity for community radio stations and their serving communities to voice and share their experiences with the world; engage with communities and listener audience by applying New Media and ICT tools with the traditional media format to develop radio programmes.

This 2-day event will bring together community radio practitioners, journalists and local communities from across Kenya. It will provide a platform for communication among members of local communities to be able to address historical, current and anticipated issues within their communities through community media. The event will highlight the role of community radio in addressing social, economic and political issues that affect the very fabric of society.

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