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Interviews and audio clips about World Radio Day

Panel discussion from World Radio Day at SOAS, 13th February 2014. "Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Through Radio" with keynote speakers Birgitte Jallov, Director of Empowerhouse; Tim Williams, Non-Executive Director and Deputy Director of the UK National Commission for UNESCO; Farid Littleproud, Director of Operations at Media Diversity Institute; Charlotte Bannister-Parker, Chair of the Children's Radio Foundation. The panel was chaired by SOAS Ph.D. student Robtel Neajai Pailey.

Three lightning talks from World Radio Day 2014 held at SOAS on 13th February 2014. Uzma Sulaiman speaks about Lifeline Energy and how wind-up radios increase access to education; Felicity Finch presents on 'Urunana' a Rwandan Radio Soap Opera and Gemma Ferguson talks about the Equal Access Project 'Samajhdari' in Nepal. Followed by a demonstration of the Talking Drums by Nii Kwartey Owoo.

For World Radio Day 2014, JT Live Radio in Jamestown Accra took to streets to find out what people think about radio. The team spoke to people about how they listen to radio, the type of programmes they enjoy and how they see female radio presenters.

Presented by Nii Kwartey Owoo and with music from Kyekyeku and Koo Nimo 'Pay Me-Friday Night.'

For World Radio Day 2014, join Olivia Winters as she sits down with Station Manager Mary Thackray, and part of this year’s radio team- Peter Nygaard Christensen, Cassandra Balosso-Bardin, and Nazli Kassem. Not only will you hear about some of the exciting projects SOAS Radio has done in the past, but you will be introduced to the wonderful and diverse world happening at the station.

For World Radio Day 2014 Kashfia Arif sits down with Dr. Caspar Melville, lecturer in the Center for Media & Film Studies at SOAS. Through colourful descriptions, listeners can travel back in time with Dr. Melville and listen to John Peel on BBC Radio 1, experience the race wars of the 1980’s and party hop with the DJ’s of Kiss FM.

For World Radio Day 2014, Alex Richardson and Nazli Kaseem speak to Rita Ray, DJ, and Broadcaster about gender equality in the radio industry. Ray, who works with BBC World Service, recognizes the importance of the female voice to be heard on the radio.

For World Radio Day 2014, Alex Richardson and Nazli Kaseem speak to Rita Ray, DJ, and Broadcaster about gender equality in the radio industry. Ray, who works with BBC World Service, recognizes the importance of the female voice to be heard on the radio.

For World Radio Day 2014, Alex Richardson and Nazli Kaseem speak to Rita Ray, DJ, and Broadcaster about gender equality in the radio industry. Ray, who works with BBC World Service, recognizes the importance of the female voice to be heard on the radio.

For World Radio Day 2014, Gerry Jackson, the founder of SWRadio Africa speaks about her work in the field of radio and the challenges the profession has presented. Originally from Zimbabwe, Jackson faced extreme opposition from Mugabe after opening the first independent radio station in the country. After being forced to shut down her radio station after only 6 days Jackson came up with the idea to set up shop in London and broadcast back to Zimbabwe.

For World Radio Day 2014, Gerry Jackson, the founder of SWRadio Africa speaks about her work in the field of radio and the challenges the profession has presented. Originally from Zimbabwe, Jackson faced extreme opposition from Mugabe after opening the first independent radio station in the country. After being forced to shut down her radio station after only 6 days Jackson came up with the idea to set up shop in London and broadcast back to Zimbabwe.

For World Radio Day for 2014, SOAS Radio’s station manager and a few of this years volunteers speak about the station’s various youth outreach programs. Listen as Mary Thackray talks about Child Hope and SOAS Radio’s international school linking project, which addresses child protection issues in schools in Uganda and the UK. The project empowers children in both settings to raise their own voices and gives them the opportunity to do so through radio.

For World Radio Day for 2014, SOAS Radio’s station manager and a few of this years volunteers speak about the station’s various youth outreach programs. Listen as Mary Thackray talks about ChildHope and SOAS Radio’s international school linking project, which addresses child protection issues in schools in Uganda and the UK. The project empowers children in both settings to raise their own voices and gives them the opportunity to do so through radio.

For World Radio 2014, Daniel Avis sits down with Roy Head, CEO of Development Media International. DMI aims to use television and radio to address health care issues in developing countries. Listen in as Head discusses how he became involved in development radio, his experience working in health in developing countries, and the goals he and his organization DMI are aiming to achieve in the health and media sector.

For World Radio Day 2014, Aman Azhar sits down to speak about his work as a journalist, in particular his broadcast journalism with the BBC for the past ten years. Azhar provides insight into how radio is used as a platform for communication during times of crises in many impoverished areas of the world.

For World Radio Day 2014, Aman Azhar sits down to speak about his work as a journalist, in particular his broadcast journalism with the BBC for the past ten years. Azhar provides insight into how radio is used as a platform for communication during times of crises in many impoverished areas of the world.

For World Radio Day 2014, Aman Azhar sits down to speak about his work as a journalist, in particular his broadcast journalism with the BBC for the past ten years. Azhar provides insight into how radio is used as a platform for communication during times of crises in many impoverished areas of the world.

World Radio Day at SOAS, London, February 13 2013.

World Radio Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to understand the importance of radio and celebrate the service it provides. This is a recording of a conference by experts in development and communication, Radio and Africa.

The two speakers are Tim Williams, Non-Executive Director and Deputy Director of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and Dr. Mary Myers, a specialist on community radio in Africa. The event will be Chaired by Dr Seraphin Kamdem, Centre of African Studies, University of London.

For World Radio Day 2013, SOAS Radio spoke to Professor Simon Cousens from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) about a new research using a social marketing campaign on radio to reduce child mortality in Burkina Faso. The intervention is a randomized control trial, broadcasting messages about how to prevent common illnesses using radio ads and phone-in shows.

For World Radio Day 2013, Debula Kavwagira speaks to Peter Musembi of the BBC World Service on the history of radio in Africa, from the early beginnings of transistor radios on short wave to the now booming Frequency Modulation (FM) stations across Africa.Will the digital age catch on in Africa soon?

For World Radio 2013, Mary Thackray looks at the growing role of radio in giving children and young people the opportunity to speak about issues, including education, child protection, climate change and health. This features an interview with Allan Kiwanuka of Childhope and radio by young people from The Children's Radio Foundation. For more information please visit http://www.childhope.org.uk and http://www.childrensradiofoundation.org/

For World Radio Day 2013, SOAS Radio's Rahul Verma spoke to Saritha Thomas, Founder & Director of People's Power Collective, a social enterprise working with communities to bring community radio to disadvantaged groups in rural and urban India. For more information please visit http://www.peoplespower-co.org/

For World Radio Day 2013, Mohammed Tahboub summarises the history of the changes and development that radio went through in the Arab world, from political prominence to to cultural prominence.

For World Radio Day 2013, SOAS Radio's Josh Kayane highlights the way in which radio has improved lives of people in East Africa through disseminating health information and promoting peace though sport

For World Radio Day 2013, Karina Carter of SOAS Radio tells us the history of radio in Russia and how it’s thriving in the contemporary context despite fierce competition from the emergence of digital technologies.

For World Radio Day 2013, Pauline Roland of SOAS Radio looks at community radio in Francophone Africa as an efficient grassroots development tool, providing access to the information in local languages to people living in remote areas of the country. In Senegal, for example, community radio is reducing dangerous home-births and female genital mutilations, and also impacting on the economy by giving women access to knowledge on how to become an entrepreneur.

For World Radio Day 2013, Swati Sen of SOAS Radio spoke to Saritha Thomas, founder and director of the People’s Power Collective, an organisation empowering rural and isolated communities in India through community radio. For more information on Peoples Power Collective please visit www.peoplespower-co.org

For World Radio Day 2013, Xiaoyu Zhang explains the history and background to China Radio International, which broadcasts 1592 hours of radio in 61 languages (including English, Bengali, Hindi, Russian, Hausa, Spanish), everyday.

For World Radio Day 2013, Charlotte England gets behind the scenes of SOAS' very own community radio station, SOAS Radio. Charlotte speaks to former SOAS student Laura Morris who now works as editor for the Rising Voices website; producer and presenter Drew Salida, who is working on a Radio Drama project in Ghana and SOAS Radio Director, Carlos Chirinos, who explains what they do here and the benefits of becoming involved with SOAS Radio.

Linje Manyozo is Lecturer in Media, Communication and Development at the London School of Economics and established the first undergraduate degree programme in Media for Development in Africa. In this interview he speaks about the role radio plays in political engagement in Africa and how it may support democratic processes. Interview by Stefanie Heerwig

Dr Chege Githiora is the Chairman of the Centre of African Studies at SOAS and Lecturer in Swahili. In this interview he talks about the prominent role of radio in preserving and presenting the rich cultural heritage of Africa and how it helps to preserve languages. Interview by Stefanie Heerwig

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