Author: Noelina Nabwire, October 24 2013 That the media plays diverse roles is true. Amongst others, the media provides a forum upon which the citizenry engage amongst themselves and with their leaders; disseminates information; plays a public watch dog and is a key player in the democratic process. Thus, given these critical roles, the media ought to operate in an enabling environment.
Author: Jawahir Habib, October 23 2013 This story is about a female communication worker - Dedicated to all women who are working in difficult circumstances to eradicate polio.
Author: Linda Raftree, September 16 2013 Youth make up 17 percent of the world's population and 40 percent of the world's unemployed, according to the International Labor Organization. A number of factors combine to make sustainable, decent employment an enormous challenge for youth the world over, including low levels of education and technical skills, slow job growth, lack of information about available jobs, and difficulties accessing financial capital to start small enterprises.
Authors: Charlotte Broyd and Francis Peel, October 16 2013 Each year on 16 October World Food Day aims to increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Over the years the day has taken on various themes which have focused on investing in agriculture and recently focus has been drawn on health and education too.
Author: Radharani Mitra, October 8 2013 "Didi, please don’t let Mehendi die!" So begged Jyoti Bhadoria, a young mother of three from Madhya Pradesh, at a truly special event last week in Bhopal.
She had travelled from her tiny village after winning a competition on our radio show Khirki Mehendiwali ('Mehendi Opens A Window') which sets out to improve family health in Madhya Pradesh by telling the story of a feisty young woman called Mehendi who dreams of becoming a radio DJ.
Author: Leslie J. Sacks, In Memorium - Sadly, Leslie Sacks was lost to his colleagues, friends, and family, as well as those concerned with gender, development, and women in the Middle East. He died on September 26 2013. His blog was posted by Women's Voices Now on October 8 2013.
Author: Shefali Chaturvedi, October 1 2013 It’s one o'clock in the afternoon and I'm about five kilometres down a black muddy track, far, far away from the main tarmac road in the Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh in central India. I'm heading to a remote village called Basokha to gather stories and feedback for a radio programme called Khirki Mehendiwali.
Author: Mukeya Liwena, October 6 2013 Mungu Fm 88.5 MHZ - The Heartbeat & Voice of Southern Africa - is a growing community-based media organization which began operating in Mongu, Western province of Zambia, in July 2013.
Author: Harry Surjadi, October 5 2013 For hundreds of years, journalism has been a monopoly of mainstream media. Only media has the authority to practice journalism. Outside of media, no one has the capability or authority to practice journalism.
After the vast and fast development of ICTs (information and communication technologies), especially Internet and mobile phone technology, everyone can practice journalism and produce news. This new kind of journalism practice is then called citizen journalism.
Author: Harry Surjadi, October 7 2013 In November 14 2011, Hendrik - the Head of Asmoja Cooperative of oil palm farmers in Silat Hilir Sub-District, West Kalimantan, [Indonesia], blasted the SMS [text] message to the Cooperative members:
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