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My Community, My Radio, My Mahad: The story of a Juba IDP settlement

JUBA, South Sudan – “I enjoy doing the radio program because it makes me feel like a journalist. I would like to learn more about journalism,” said 18-year-old Internews trainee, Riak Akech. “There are many things I don’t know. By talking to

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Saving Tanzania’s Underground Hip Hop Scene

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Jun 18 2014 (IPS) – Inside a dark, cramped, music studio on Arusha’s hillside slum of Kijenge Juu, a thumping hip hop beat rattles the window-less room. A soft-spoken 26-year-old who goes by the name Raf MC steps up

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Tanzania: Radio Plants Seed in Farmers’ Minds

Sitting in traffic can be tedious. But 53-year-old businessman Loiruki Mollel uses the time to listen to the radio. He tunes in to Kilimo chetu [Our farming] on Radio Maria 89.1 FM as he manoeuvres his way through traffic in

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#WorldRadioDay: a time for change

Radio is a tool for development and social change around the world. It’s widely accessible, relatively cheap and very simple to use. According to the United Nations, or UN, radio reaches 95 per cent of the world’s population. In sub-Saharan

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Catching a break in Nairobi: How two Canadian freelancers covered the Westgate mall shooting

Two recent Canadian journalism graduates, dreaming of careers as international journalists, caught the break of a lifetime landing a fellowship with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Wanting to combine her passion for journalism and travel, French journalist Flavie Halais applied

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