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Evaluating Health-promoting Radio Programs - A Toolbox for HAFY Radio Stations in Kyrgyzstan
pdf - in Russian (2004) - 3.13 MB
pdf - in English (2004) - 2.53 MB
Community radio stations can monitor and evaluate their health and social development programming despite being small, with limited funds. That is the message of an evaluation and monitoring Toolbox created especially for a UNICEF-supported youth radio project in Kyrgyzstan.
The ‘Healthy Airwaves for Youth’ project (HAFY) is a health communication strategy to minimise risk behaviours amongst Kyrgyz youth aged 10–19 years. HAFY, which was initiated in 2002, aims to increase the level of knowledge and awareness of the dangers of HIV/AIDS/STI, drug use and reproductive health among young people in five rural and remote regions of Kyrgyzstan: Batken, Osh, Naryn, Karabalta and Karakol. The radio stations working within the HAFY network are directly involving young people as message-makers through community-based participatory health-promoting radio programming.
For more information contact Marianne Ohlers or Ross James.

How to do Community Radio
A Primer for Community Radio Operators

Community Radio has a special place in UNESCO’s programs. The aim of UNESCO’s community radio program is to address crucial social issues at a community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empower marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic processes and development efforts.
FULL MANUAL (in pdf - 417 MB)

How to produce a radio soap for conflict prevention / resolution? "Comment produire un feuilleton radio pour la prévention / résolution des conflits?"
"There are plenty of books, manuals and websites on how to write soaps for social development, for agricultural extension, or to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. Several of these have been important in the development of this manual , but until now nothing has described how to go about producing a radio soap which tackles violent conflict in a positive way; a radio soap designed to reduce tensions and to bring people together."
Available in French and English at the Radio for PeaceBuilding Africa website (requires free registration)

Let a Thousand Voices Speak: A Guide to Youth Radio Programs in the United States...And Hints for Starting Your Own
by Dean Graber (ed.)

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) has published this book to help youth start their own radio programmes. Based on stories from youth in radio projects from across the United States, NFCB has compiled case studies of seven very different, successful youth in radio projects. Also offered are snapshots of more than a dozen additional programmes, as well as curriculum materials for training purposes.
Available as pdf download - click here

Radio enfants - Guide pédagogique (in French only)
Radio enfants - Guide pédagogique Radio enfants - Guide pédagogique
L'Atelier Radio Enfant a rédigé un guide pédagogique à l'intention des enseignants pour faciliter l'intégration de cette activité dans le processus scolaire.
Conçue selon le mode de la pédagogie par projet, la radio enfant-ado s'adresse aux élèves du primaire et du secondaire. Le projet permet d'intégrer plusieurs attentes des programmes cadre des écoles élementaires et secondaires.
La radio enfant-ado offre aux élèves un projet concret et stimulant à réaliser en se faisant eux-mêmes les animateurs, les chercheurs et les producteurs de leur radio, avec le support indispensable des enseignants et des parents. Le projet se réalise à l'école, en classe, il peut aussi impliquer la participation du service de garde de l'école ou s'intégrer à une activité parascolaire spécifique.
Guide pédagogique ONLINE

Radio Manifesto
pdf - 92 KB (2004)
The Radio Manifesto sets out what young people want and what they really need from radio. Children's & youth radio groups in many different parts of the world have taken part in discussion workshops since 2001 to prepare their own contributions to the document. Their wishes for appropriate programming on the radio are presented in the form of a Declaration, with four following sections on Participation, Children's Rights, Traditional Culture & Entertainment, and Education.
The process of contributing to the Radio Manifesto remains open for other children's & youth radio groups. The World Radio Forum website offers notes for structuring discussion workshops, which enable young people to develop their thoughts on the issues. If you would like your youth group to contribute to the Manifesto, contact WRF Director Sarah McNeill.

Shout Out! - A Kid's Guide to Recording Stories
A TRANSOM TOOL by Katie Davis with the Urban Rangers & Neighborhood Stories & Art by Aniekan Udofia
Collecting stories is easier than you think. Find a park bench or front porch. Invite your grandmother, your friend, or coach to join you. And listen.
That's the key. In the listening, you will hear stories that people often keep to themselves - that we don't slow down enough to hear. These stories can be truer and more important than many things we hear on radio, see on TV or read in the newspaper.
This booklet will help you gather those stories. It is an introduction to spoken history. The stories you gather may be from your family, your neighbors or your coaches- everyone has a story to tell.
GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE ON www.transom.org

Teen Reporter Handbook
"Interviewing ordinary people—those who live in your neighborhood, older members of your family—is terribly exciting and rewarding. With a tape recorder and microphone, young interviewers are able to capture the unofficial, unrecorded history of our daily lives. This Teen Reporter Handbook is a wonderful guide to doing that work." - Studs Terkel
SOURCE: www.radiodiaries.org

Youth Radio for Peacebuilding - A guide

Radio for Peacebuilding, Africa (RFPA) is glad to inform you that the guidebook "Youth Radio for Peacebuilding - a guide" is now available.
Youth radio is a tool with tremendous power to build peace. Just as youth are deeply involved in conflict, so too they have the possibility to play a role in building peace. Radio has the potential to harness the creativity of young people. This guidebook has been written with such young people in mind. It is designed to help them and those who work with them design and produce entertaining radio programmes which help construct a peaceful future.
The basis of this guide was developed in September 2005 at a workshop in Ghana bringing together presenters and producers from 12 sub-Saharan African countries who explored the skills necessary to make youth programmes which engage the audience and have a positive rather than negative impact, helping resolve rather than inflame conflict. The principles below include new ways of seeing their roles, new perspectives on conflict, and new objectives and techniques for presenting their programmes.
Download in French or English here.

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