Developing Radio Partners - Bill Siemering

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Published on October 26, 2007

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Presentation by Bill Siemering, President of Developing Radio Partners, Annenberg Research Network on International Communication, USC, Oct. 18th, 2007

Presentation by Bill Siemering Photos of the elections in Liberia by documentary photographer, Rachel Leventhal ( http:// rachelleventhal.com /) Radio producer Virginia Presto contributed to the photos from Sierra Leone. Photos of the 2007 election in Sierra Leone by DRP consultant, Terry Fitzpatrick. All other photos by Bill Siemering © all rights reserved by the authors

Mission: to bring information to those who need it most: People living in rural areas in poor countries where radio is the dominant medium. 

Mission: to bring information to those who need it most:

People living in rural areas in poor countries where radio is the dominant medium. 

Improve program content Build capacity and sustainability Strengthen the community radio sector Objective : to build the capacity of community-based stations in developing countries.

Improve program content

Build capacity and sustainability

Strengthen the community radio sector

Method: collaborate with local stations to strengthen their service to the community, ensure their financial stability, and build overall capacity . 

Effectiveness of Radio Increase percentage of girls in school from 40% to 60% Increase likelihood of HIV testing for men by 800% Reduce incidence of cholera Hold public officials accountable and expose corruption Improve access to family planning for women Deploy peaceful models for conflict resolution to reduce violence

Increase percentage of girls in school from 40% to 60%

Increase likelihood of HIV testing for men by 800%

Reduce incidence of cholera

Hold public officials accountable and expose corruption

Improve access to family planning for women

Deploy peaceful models for conflict resolution to reduce violence

Community Engagement in Mongolia

Community Engagement in Mongolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen Participation in Zambia

Citizen Participation in Zambia

 

 

 

 

 

Radio as Community in Mozambique

Radio as Community

in Mozambique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audience Research: 80% of interviewees had radios 94% listen to the radio 83% listen to RCD 80% listen daily Most popular programs: Community Focus: 70% Agriculture: 58% Women: 53% Most preferred formats: Radio play: 59% Interviews: 51% Debates: 50% R á dio Comunit á rio do Dondo

Audience Research:

80% of interviewees had radios

94% listen to the radio

83% listen to RCD

80% listen daily

Most popular programs:

Community Focus: 70%

Agriculture: 58%

Women: 53%

Most preferred formats:

Radio play: 59%

Interviews: 51%

Debates: 50%

 

 

 

 

 

Voter Education in Liberia

Voter Education in Liberia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ My country is born today”

 

Moving from Conflict to Peace in Sierra Leone

Moving from Conflict to Peace in Sierra Leone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commended “the admirable roles played by media institutions such as the Independent Radio Network…in charting the way forward for the media to be actively engaged at all levels of the political process in the country.” —Media Monitoring Panel

In contrast, other media outlets were censured for “inciting violence, promoting hate, malice, tribalism, and political intolerance.” —Media Monitoring Panel

Reasons for Success Gradual and strategic building local capacity Expert technical assistance and planning (DRP) Credible platform for information built on quality programming National and local news — Search for Common Ground

Gradual and strategic building local capacity

Expert technical assistance and planning (DRP)

Credible platform for information built on quality programming

National and local news

We never lose sight of the ultimate beneficiaries: people . People whose lives are enriched by enjoying their local music and expressing their voices. People whose lives are changed and sometimes saved by the radio.

 

 

 

 

 

Few social investments have a broader reach or affect more people than an engaging local radio station.

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