Radio+

Radio+

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radio+ is a German-African radio project which was developed by members of the „Go Africa…Go Germany Alumni Association (GOAL) e.V.“. The project aims to establish sustainable exchange and cooperation between students from Harare and Berlin.

Starting September 2013, students will participate in advanced media trainings and produce bilingual radio programs in intercultural teams. Radio shows on current social, political and economic issues will be broadcasted via open channels and community radio stations in both countries. By promoting a realistic picture of the partner country, radio+ contributes to overcoming prevailing misconceptions and discrimination in both regions and sparks interest for different living environments and cultures.

radio+ draws on an already existing media infrastructure and reaches out to a large audience. The use of podcasts, social media platforms and the GOAL-website facilitates the access to the jointly produced radio programs and their dissemination.

In November 2012, the radio+ team was awarded the Prize for Civic Engagement (Engagementpreis) for outstanding projects of socio-political significance by the alumni association of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.

Target Group

radio+ targets students between the age of 18 and 29 who are currently enrolled in universities or journalism schools in Harare or Berlin. Participants should have firsthand experience in the fields of journalism, broadcasting or community/university radio. Through university-wide calls for applications from a group 5-10 interested students from each city will be chosen as participants.

Kick-Off

During a one-day kick-off workshop in each city in August 2013, students will familiarize with the project, meet other participants and receive an introduction to producing bilingual radio shows. Participants will be involved in the
planning of upcoming project activities.

International Training Week

In September 2013 the group will come together in Berlin for an international training week throughout which students will build intercultural working teams and participate in an advanced media training to broaden their editorial and technical skills. The training week further aims to establish personal contacts between radio+ participants and with media experts.

Practical Phase

From September 2013 onwards students will produce radio programs i n German-Zimbabwean teams which will be broadcasted in both countries. The teams will work together independently and will communicate via internet. Regular follow-up meetings will be organized by the radio+ team to exchange experiences and support the finalization of radio features. After a one-year pilot phase including a project evaluation radio+ will be expanded to further German cities and African countries.

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