Radio host shot dead during live broadcast

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:41 -- jphil

October 15, 2014. Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that activist and radio programme host Atilano Román was shot dead while presenting his weekly programme on Radio Fiesta Mexicana in Mazatlán, in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, on 11 October.

Palestinian Trying to Rebuild Progressive Women Radio

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:04 -- jphil

Septembre 30, 2014. When I met Islam Barbar in a Gaza restaurant in 2012 while on a human rights mission, I was impressed with her cheerful demeanor but taken aback by the hopelessness that she felt. Although Barbar was publishing media reports, running her own media training center and active in women's rights issues, the one place that she was dreaming to go to was the occupied West Bank. Not only had she not visited other parts of Palestine, but at 26 years old she had never left the besieged Gaza strip.

The Forum on ComDev & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) starts soon

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:08 -- jphil

The Forum will take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 23-24 October 2014 to raise awareness about the role of ComDev methods and tools as drivers for innovation and family farmers’ participation in rural development strategies. It will also identify opportunities for new demand-driven rural communication services as an integral part of public policies for rural and agricultural development.