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CD-ROM with training material for rural radio broadcasters published

23-01-2006 (Paris)
CD-ROM with training material for rural radio broadcasters published
A CD Rom entitled “Global Goals - Local Action: Rural radio broadcasters mobilize in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals" was just published and is now being distributed to more than 500 community radio stations in Africa.
The CD-ROM was jointly produced by UNESCO and the Canada based Developing Countries Farm Radio Network (DCFRN) with the aim to enhance quality radio programming and to invite radio producers to evaluate radio scripts and to take part in a radio script writing competition both of which focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The CD-ROM contains 30 radio scripts featuring the MDGs and sample radio programmes. It is accompanied by a booklet explaining the CD-ROM and the MDGs radio script writing competition. The scripts are selected from an outstanding script collection produced and managed by DCFRN in collaboration with rural and community based radio broadcasters throughout Africa.

A winning script will be selected for each MDG and published in an upcoming script package. All winners will receive a Sony MiniDisc recorder and microphone.

The script evaluation questionnaire which is distributed with the CD-ROM will determine to what degree the scripts are useful to the work of community and rural radio stations and relevant to the audience. The evaluation also intends to assess to what extent the scripts can be adapted to the local context.

This UNESCO/DCFRN joint initiative aims to enhance the capacity and production skills of radio producers in developing countries by providing resources that will increase both the quality and the quantity of locally created and adapted radio content.

Bibliographic reference:
Global Goals – Local Action. Rural radio broadcasters mobilize in support of the United Nations Millennium Goals . – Paris: UNESCO, 2006 (CD-ROM, bilingual)
CD-ROM with training material for rural radio broadcasters published
Front cover of the CD-ROM
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