We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
'Boom Talk' Youth Reporters win big!...read more.
Martha Zulu from Zambia...read more.
Children and Youth Media in Ethiopia...read more.
Linking Generations Through Radio – is an open access handbook, which is inspired by children and youth who make up one-third of the world’s population. Many young people listen to radio but the chances of them being invited to produce interviews and programs, and express their opinions is very low.
Radio reaches over 95 per cent of people worldwide and several radio stations in Africa have more than a million listeners each! Children and young people make up an important percentage of this audience. But young people’s voices are still not heard in a consistent and recognized way. This radio toolkit provides examples to allow free exchange of ideas between girls and boys and increase awareness of radio producers and managers about ethical and legal requirements particularly when working with minors. It may serve as a routine training or programming handbook in radio stations, a reference and resource ... Read More
For this week’s Radio Workshop we hear from some youth reporters in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Province of South Africa who are part of the Young Reporters Network.
Isn’t it great when you’ve found that one thing that makes your soul sing? It could be a hobby, a talent, a sport. We hear from some Youth Reporters in Emalahleni about what they love doing that makes their lives that much richer.
We are proud to have been a part of researching and producing four handbooks to be used to improve media on, for, with and by children and youth in Ethiopia.
After a year partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Children, Youth and Women, The Ethiopian Radio and Television Association and key community organizations, we ended with a training of Master Trainers. The Master Trainers will go on to use the curriculum to train youth in different parts of Ethiopia. Ethiopia has institutionalized ‘media clubs’ in schools and youth centers across the country for decades, and we hope that the curriculum we have developed for trainers and youth will assist in making the most of these positive, unique youth spaces.
In addition, we also researched and produced a handbook for journalists as well as an Academic course to teach journalism ... Read More
My name is Martha Zulu from the Eastern region of Zambia in Sub-Saharan Africa. I grew up on a farm in Chipata district. Life at the farm was very routine and there was not much to do but thankfully I had my parents two band radio for information and entertainment. As a child I realized the power of radio because this was – and still is – how most farmers in our area gather information to discuss agricultural matters.
It was from this close relationship that I developed a passion for radio and motivation to read literature and other story books to my now late mother. I knew I could read out information on radio to people just like I read stories to my mother during my life at the farm. It was from the many years that I lived closely with radio that helped me ... Read More
The youth reporters from the 12 sites in South Africa took up the challenge set by UNICEF and the Unilever Foundation to produce radio inserts related to hygiene practices as part of their weekly community radio broadcasts, ahead of Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
The community radio station and young reporters who scooped first prize for the ‘Best Radio Package’ was announced today! Drum roll please… And the winner was Teen Express, the youth reporters at Radio Atlantis in Cape Town. The youth reporters of Kurara FM’s Cracking It in Kuruman won the category ‘Best Public Service Announcement on Handwashing’.
You can listen to all the entries and the winning radio inserts here: