Building trust, changing lives via local radio in South Africa

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Studio of Jozi FM. Photo: UNESCO

A pioneering training programme in disaster reporting has been helping young radio journalists in South Africa build trust with their listeners, and change lives.

That's according to three reporters who've benefitted from the UN cultural organization UNESCO's project Empowering Local Radios with ICTs, or Information, Communication Technologies.

The Swedish-funded project has helped 59 different radio stations in ten African countries, since 2012.

Its overall goal has been to improve the lives of the poor, especially women and girls by improving the quality of public service news coverage.

Speaking in the run up to World Radio Day 2016, UNESCO's Alison Meston sat down with three journalists from the station JoziFM, together with a listener, to find out what difference the project has made.

Duration: 7'59"

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