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Niger's FM revolution

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cwjerome

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Interesting documentary on the influence of radio on the growing democracy movement in Niger. Will air on Direct TV on the 13th:

“In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication. Simple yet reliable, the radio is everywhere, in the streets, homes and the bush. It entertains, educates, informs and helps provide a check on power. Today, through the radio waves, the citizens of Niger seize the microphone and taste democracy. This heartfelt documentary tells the story of Niger's FM revolution.”

http://www.linktv.org/programs/dd_magicradio

Looks interesting if you're into international studies. It reminds me of the power radio had during the Rwanda genocide, although this time hopefully for good.
 
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Interesting documentary on the influence of radio on the growing democracy movement in Niger. Will air on Direct TV on the 13th:

“In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication. Simple yet reliable, the radio is everywhere, in the streets, homes and the bush. It entertains, educates, informs and helps provide a check on power. Today, through the radio waves, the citizens of Niger seize the microphone and taste democracy. This heartfelt documentary tells the story of Niger's FM revolution.”

http://www.linktv.org/programs/dd_magicradio

Looks interesting if you're into international studies. It reminds me of the power radio had during the Rwanda genocide, although this time hopefully for good.
Brought to you courtesy of Blair for being such good yes men. (sorry, I'm English and i can't resist an open goal like that) ;)
 
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