We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives
#Faces2Hearts blogger Ellie Tomassi visits Forte FM youth reporters from Children's Radio Foundation on Vimeo.
Forte Community Radio youth reporters in Alice in rural Eastern Cape of South Africa are a formidable bunch! The group, who call themselves ‘Breaking New Grounds’, recently hosted Ellie Tomassi, a young blogger with the European Union, who is visiting different countries and projects that they fund and support.
Breaking New Grounds young reporters research, produce and present their youth show every Saturday, and were visited by Ellie in Alice, where they showed her around their radio station, their town and sat down to talk to her.
If you want to read more about Ellie’s experience in Alice, and her visits to other areas of South Africa, click here.
TRT World, a Turkish television channel showcasing international news, recently broadcast our latest video on gun violence in their Newsfeed show.
In an innovative live Skype interview with the television presenter, Monica Maubane and Maryann Nobele from Alexandra, South Africa shared their ideas and experiences as youth reporters tackling the topic of gun violence in their community. The video produced by our media partners, Makhulu about Alex FM youth reporters was also broadcast on the show.
The ‘Bigger than Life’ young reporters from Alex FM are one of the youth reporter groups in South Africa sharing knowledge about issues like gun and gender-based violence.
On March 21st, Human Rights Day we shared this video story about Monica and her fellow youth reporters from Alex FM and the work they are doing to develop effective strategies to decrease violence and crime.
Youth reporters work with each other to draw from their own realities of gun violence and create solutions that protect the human right to live free from harm. In partnership with Gun Free South Africa and the European Union, young people in South Africa are creating the future they want for themselves and their communities.
Stay tuned for more stories from this project.
March 1st was Zero Discrimination Day, reminding us all that stigma and discrimination still affect many communities around the world.
Zero Discrimination Day is an annual day celebrated by the UN and other international organisations. On the UNAIDS website it states: ‘No one should ever be discriminated against because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, health (including HIV) status, geographical location, economic status or migrant status, or for any other reason.’ Unfortunately, however, discrimination continues to undermine efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world. Many people face discrimination every day based on who they are or what they do.
Zero discrimination is an integral part of UNAIDS’ vision, and this year the focus was for zero discrimination in health-care settings. ‘The right to health is a fundamental human right that includes access to...
Recently, our popular youth pop-up radio station featured at the 13th International AIDS Impact Conference in Cape Town.
This conference is an international behavioral and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, focusing both globally and on specific communities and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With the support of ViiV Healthcare, our CRF young reporters from different parts of South Africa dedicated five hours each day over the 3-day conference broadcasting topics related to youth-friendly services, treatment, during the course of the conference. The young reporters prepared, produced and broadcast magazine style shows, interviewing speakers, exhibitors and conference attendees. This is one of the 6 short videos we produced with Makhulu about the pop-up radio station that we shared widely on social media.
You can watch the other videos here on...