11 February 2022

Radio at the heart of communities

Since 2006, André Mbuta works as a journalist on the radio created by his church, in the heart of the Congolese capital. “I became a journalist at CEPM radio to inform, train and educate my community,” explains André, standing in front of the local that houses the studio. The radio remains to this day the main media in the Democratic Republic of…, Radio stations serving communities, Highly appreciated by the population community, radio stations are widely followed local media. “Our listeners spend almost all of their time following us,” explains André, who is listened to by 2,000 to 3,000 people every day. André produit une émission radio dans un marché When the first cases of coronavirus were detected in the country, André…, A vital tool with multiple hats, Community radios are not intended for one-way communication. Meetings and debates are organized within listeners' clubs and community animation cells and the points of discussion are reported to the radio stations for consideration. Un enfant écoute la radio The coronavirus pandemic has underscored more than ever the essential role of community…, Driving change, uniting, inspiring and influencing, Having an internet connection is still a luxury for many Congolese, so the work of journalists like André is vital. Last year, approximately 45 million Congolese were sensitized, among other things, on essential family practices, epidemics and emergency situations thanks to more than 200 community radio stations and 57 television channels…