Promoting access to information through community broadcasters

Community radio stations take action

11 September 2020 | Technology

Namibia Media Trust (NMT), a member of the ACTION Coalition, has teamed up with community radio stations under the auspices of the Namibia Community Broadcasters Network on a project that aims to promote access to information in the country.
The ACTION Coalition was formed in July 2012 to advance access to information (ATI) on the policy and governance agenda of the government as part of its commitment to eradicate corruption through fostering good governance practices throughout the State.
According to NMT Project Officer Emilia Paulus, NMT sought to collaborate with local community radio stations through NCBN and other individual radio stations to get important ATI messages across the grassroots and to most affected citizens.
Paulus said that since these radio stations are from different districts across the country, catering for a specific audience, they will be accorded an opportunity to disseminate these ATI messages in local dialects.
The project is jointly funded by NMT and Fesmedia Africa, a media project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Africa. Fesmedia has over the years been promoting freedom of expression, information and the media role in facilitating dialogue in societies.
NMT’s mandate is to promote the values and principles of press freedom, access to information, free speech and independent journalism. It currently serves as the secretariat of the ACTION Coalition.
The designated radio stations are Kunene Community Radio of Opuwo in the Kunene region; Rapid FM in Rundu for the two Kavango regions; Omaheke Community Radio based in Gobabis; SHIPI FM from Ondangwa in the Oshana region, Oranjemund Radio from ||Kharas Region; Otji FM based in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa region; COTA and NUST FM in Windhoek.
The participating radio stations were tasked to produce and broadcast either live or pre-recorded interviews around the importance of ATI.
Each radio station will produce one segment show per month for a period of three months (September until November) with a selected ACTION Coalition member who will educate and inform citizens on the importance of ATI in their lives. – Nampa

Similar News


Drones delivering to your doorstep

1 week ago - 12 January 2022 | Technology

Windhoek • [email protected] will most likely start using drones to deliver medicine to remote locations within the next few weeks.This comes after a world leader...

MICT's say on SIM card registration

2 months ago - 26 October 2021 | Technology

Following government’s policy directive that all SIM cards in Namibia must be registered, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) said that after consultations...

Hot topic tonight: Deep Learning Achievements and Future Projects

3 months ago - 30 September 2021 | Technology

Prof Manuel Ujaldon, a professor in computer architecture from the University of Malaga (Spain) hosts a talk about Deep Learning Achievements and Future Projects at...

Convenience at your fingertips

3 months ago - 23 September 2021 | Technology

In a first for the Namibian petroleum industry, Engen has brought retail convenience to your by introducing a ground-breaking new mobile app. Available for download...

NaCC warns municipality about fibre

4 months ago - 07 September 2021 | Technology

The Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) cautioned the Windhoek municipality to offer access to fibre optic infrastructure development in and around the capital on equal terms...

Impact in just 280 characters

4 months ago - 07 September 2021 | Technology

“If you didn’t launch your new brand, product or service on Twitter, did you launch at all?” asks Cornelis Ouwehand, sales director at Ad Dynamo...

Q-KON, Twoobi: Creating access to ICT

4 months ago - 31 August 2021 | Technology

A young and dynamic team that was formed in 2016 to expand the Q-KON Group’s presence in Namibia with the specific focus to offer satellite...

Social media: What’s hot and what’s not

4 months ago - 30 August 2021 | Technology

Did you know that, contrary to what one might think, older age groups are the fastest-growing segments of many social media platforms’ audiences? Facebook, for...

Disinfect your phone

5 months ago - 18 August 2021 | Technology

Johannesburg • Anna CollardImagine if your mobile phone could be used to spy on you, listen to your conversations and send information and images from...

Going greener

5 months ago - 13 August 2021 | Technology

E-waste recycling company NamiGreen has partnered with MultiChoice to install recycling points in 17 locations around Namibia.This means that Namibians can now recycle their DStv...

Latest News

Vyf damme kry water

13 hours ago | Environment

Elvira HattinghTeen gistermiddag om 14:50 het die Hardapdam nog sowat 289,3 m³ water per sekonde ingekry, terwyl nog drie ander nasionale damme sedert Maandag ‘n...

Am Weinberg joins Gondwana Collection

15 hours ago | Business

Come 1 February and the Am Weinberg Hotel will join the Gondwana portfolio in a management capacity. According to CEO Gys Joubert of Gondwana Collection...

Cycle lanes progressing well

1 day - 19 January 2022 | Infrastructure

The City of Windhoek in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ Namibia) continue working towards sustainable mobility in the city.Together, the parties...

Good news for Stadio students

1 day - 19 January 2022 | Education

Stadio announced that the Minister of Justice, on recommendation from the Board for Legal Education, has pursuant to Section 5 of the Legal Practitioners Act,...

Here’s looking at 100 days

1 day - 19 January 2022 | Business

Agribank’s new chief executive Dr Raphael Karuaihe revealed his first 100-day plan at the helm of the bank.He made the announcement during his first staff...

Otjomuise flooding: CoW reacts

1 day - 19 January 2022 | Disasters

Windhoek • [email protected] houses on either side of a river running parallel to Istanbul Street in Otjomuise flooded on Sunday afternoon, with many residents involved...

A closer look at Green...

2 days ago - 19 January 2022 | Events

Prof Anicia Peters hosts a public talk on Namibia and Green Energy at the Scientific Society on Thursday, 27 January.The Namibia Green Hydrogen Research Institute...

Klein Mariana ’n baanbreker

2 days ago - 18 January 2022 | Education

Windhoek • [email protected] was sedert 2016 nog altyd deel van die Grobler-gesin se reis. Dit was toe dat hul dogter Mariana gediagnoseer is met die...

Flash floods have residents in...

2 days ago - 18 January 2022 | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] river that runs parallel to Instanbul Street in Otjomuise flooded numerous shacks on both sides at around 15:00 on Sunday. Storm water...

Load More