Help African Journalists fight the spread of EbolaPublished by jphil on Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:12
The countries most threatened by the Ebola virus —Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea— are also those with the fewest resources to report on the crisis. Three international organizations have launched an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to get vital equipment to local radio stations in the worst-affected areas.
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) in association with Hirondelle USA and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) created this fundraising campaign to help local radio stations and their staff in Ebola-affected regions. You can help contribute to the cause on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-african-journalists-fight-the-spread-of-ebola/x/8809970
Why Local Radio?
In many regions, rural radio is the most trusted source of information for local communities, but many local radio stations lack the tools to report accurate and timely information in this crisis situation.
Not only do reporters need telephones and voice recorders to capture information, they need transportation to reach affected remote communities, and their stations need fuel and electricity to air their programs.
EVERY DOLLAR donated to this campaign will go to buying vital equipment for local radio stations.
YOUR HELP will enable journalists to focus on their reporting, not their costs, and deliver credible information to populations in crisis.
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Who are we?
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is a registered Canadian charity, an international non-governmental organisation with nearly 50 member associations representing 8 000 science journalists globally. The Federation encourages strong, critical coverage of issues in science and technology, environment, health and medicine, agriculture and related fields.
Hirondelle USA is a tax-exempt US non-profit organization that provides populations with the information they need to mitigate the informal and formal impediments to the exercise of their civil, political, social and economic rights. It builds and sustains independent media in post conflict countries through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle.
AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the
community radio movement, with almost 4 000 members and associates in
150 countries. Its goal is to support and contribute to the development of community
and participatory radio along with the principals of solidarity and