community radio

All of Haiti's Community Radios Are Back on the Air!

March 22, 2010
Letter from Jim Ellinger:
Yes, Radio Zetwal RZFF-93.5FM "Radio Voice of the Peasants," did indeed go back on the air Sunday March 21st, 2010, 2 months and about nine days after the devastating 1/12/10 earthquake.

Thanks to all who donated equipment, funds, skills and sweat.

The tower crew and audio engineer hired by SAKS did the work that would have taken me days and days to complete, finished the job in just a day or so...and better!

Jane Regan's Videos on Haiti Community Radio

February 2, 2010

Voices of Port Au Prince

January 27, 2010

by Ansel Herz, Inter Press Service via Reclaim the Media Mon, 2010-01-25 14:32
Throughout the earthquake's aftermath, the voices of many Port-Au-Prince radio stations have been loud and clear.

More on Community Radio in Haiti

January 20, 2010
By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press Writer Wednesday, January 20, 2010
(01-20) 06:54 PST PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) --

The caller from Boston was desperate.

She had just received a text message Tuesday from a friend trapped in the rubble of a Port-au-Prince school and needed to get the news to rescuers, the Haitian government, the world.

Haitian Community Radio Earthquake Emergency

January 14, 2010
The radio station in Fondwa, Haiti.
News from Jim Ellinger:
Very worrisome news. Radio Fondwa was destroyed.

Rosamonde Anin Somuah Speaks about Community Radio

September 7, 2009
Rosamonde is a PHD student in Canada from Ghana. []

Resources for Radio Accountability

July 29, 2009
Radio Project in Honduras

A discussion on the Our Media list has collected a useful list of resources about radio regulation and public telecommunication policy:

Criminalization of Free Speech in Mexico

June 25, 2009
Continúa criminalización en contra del derecho a la libertad de expresión

• Posible cárcel en contra de mujer indígena purépecha de la radio comunitaria Uekakua en Ocumicho, Michoacán
• SEGOB y COFETEL acusan penalmente a integrantes de la emisora

México D.F., a 24 de junio de 2009.- Las organizaciones firmantes expresamos nuestro rechazo en contra de la persecución penal ejercida por parte de autoridades federales en contra de Rosa Cruz, de ocupación artesana, apenas hablante del español y que es integrante de la radio comunitaria purépecha Uekakua.