Artist Kudakwashe Chigodo poses for a portrait with his smartphone in Harare.
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Apps like WhatsApp have connected more voices to participate in live talk radio - but this comes with new challenges.
A party agent listens to the radio as electoral officials confirm and tally votes from polling stations in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007.
Radio stations with audiences at the grassroots have a key role to play in times of election violence.
Local communities have taken advantage of campaign trail visits by leaders such as President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Community radio stations have thrown themselves into the political discussion with gusto.
An annual indexation freeze in funding introduced by the Liberal government in 2013 has cost the sector almost A$1 million.
Ethnic media outlets provide valuable resources for new migrants settling in Australia, but recent government funding decisions suggest they’re not valued as they should be.
As regional television flounders, a new approach to deregulation is needed.
The Save Our Voices campaign argues that existing media rules are “squeezing the life out of our regional TV networks”. But the real story is more complex. Reform is necessary, but so too is local content.
People catch up with the news of the earthquake at a kiosk in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nepal has thousands of journalists working in hundreds of media outlets and publications. But getting the story out about the deadly earthquake was no easy task.
Listening to digital radio is the future. But where does that leave small community based radio stations?
The future of radio is digital but that future is at risk for community radio because of government funding cuts. There are 37 community radio stations providing on-air services in digital form as part…