Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Community Radio Broadcasting in West Africa: Legislative and Capacity-Building

Expand Messages
  • George Lessard
    “Support to Community Radio Broadcasting in West Africa: Legislative and Capacity-Building” SLAJ, PIWA, EU conclude National Media Policy seminar
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      “Support to Community Radio Broadcasting in West Africa: Legislative and
      Capacity-Building”


      SLAJ, PIWA, EU conclude National Media Policy seminar
      http://cocorioko.net/app/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2195&Itemid=1

      Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited
      Sunday, 02 November 2008
      The purpose of the Seminar which lasted from Thursday, October 30 to
      Friday, October 31, 2008, was to assess the national communication policy
      formulation process, especially the radio component. It concluded by
      defining the way forward with concrete action plans.

      PRESS RELEASE

      A two-day National Media Policy Seminar on the Legal Framework of Radio
      Broadcasting and the National Media Policy Formulation Process in Sierra
      Leone has been successfully concluded by the Sierra Leone Association of
      Journalists (SLAJ), in partnership with Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA)
      and the European Commission (EC) at the Archbishop Brosnahan Memorial
      Hall, Santano House, Howe Street, Freetown.



      The purpose of the Seminar which lasted from Thursday, October 30 to
      Friday, October 31, 2008, was to assess the national communication policy
      formulation process, especially the radio component.

      It concluded by defining the way forward with concrete action plans. It
      brought together about 30 participants from across the country as well as
      representatives from PIWA, comprising civil society organizations, public
      servants and decision makers in charge of national communication policies,
      managers of radio stations, leaders of media and media advocacy
      institutions/organizations and coordinators of regulatory and
      self-regulatory bodies.



      According to the Assistant Secretary General of SLAJ, Mustapha Sesay who
      coordinated the process, the two-day activities of the seminar implemented
      by SLAJ, form part of a PIWA project funded by the European Commission,
      entitled “Support to Community Radio Broadcasting in West Africa:
      Legislative and Capacity-Building”.



      Radio Stations represented at the Seminar included Radio Moa (Kailahun),
      Radio Gbafth (Tonkolili), Galaxy Radio (Port Loko), Radio Maria
      (Bombali), Radio Mount Aureole (Freetown), Radio Democracy
      (Freetown),Voice of Islam -VOI (Freetown), Sierra Leone Broadcasting
      Service –SLBS (Freetown), KISS 104 FM (Bo), West Africa Democracy Radio
      –WADR and UN Radio. Other media or media related institutions that
      participated in the Seminar included the Independent Media Commission
      (IMC), Ministry of Information & Communication (MIC), Sierra Leone
      Reporters Union (SLRU), Women in the Media Sierra Leone (WIMSAL), Talking
      Drum Studio (Search for Common Grounds), Society for Democratic
      Initiatives (SDI), Community Radio Network (CORNET) and Initiative For
      Mobile Training Of Community Radio (INFORMOTRAC).
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.