Radio is still relevant

Hannah Fitt, Director of The SAFE Foundation, and Habbiba Mackintosh, a volunteer at SAFE, for World Radio Day, 2013 Back in 2010 we were working in India in the scrub jungle of Tamil Nadu. It ‘s a...

The Many Sounds of Radio

Mary Myers for World Radio Day, 2013 My love of radio started in Mali in the early 1990’s in a small community station in Douentza in the arid Sahel, not far from Mopti.  Radio Douentza was one of...

Girls’ education is on the agenda for Malala Day

Access to education is a dream for many girls around the world. This issue was recently highlighted by the horrific shooting of 14-year old Pakistani peace activist and advocate for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai. With 9 November being declared “Malala Day”, it’s an opportunity to remind ourselves that 32 million girls, more than Australia’s population, are still denied a primary education. Lifeline Energy is working to change this harrowing statistic through radio education.

Whirlwinds Of Change

By Kristine Pearson in Addis Ababa (also appeared on Huffington Post) When the London cabbie driving me to Paddington on Sunday asked where I was going and I replied that I was headed to Ethiopia,...

Shining a light on Rose

By Kristine Pearson Rose sits down to study on a worn out sofa in the corner of a tin shack at 7:00 pm each school night. After she’s helped with washing up and ensuring that the other 20 orphaned...

The little girl who could

By Uzma Sulaiman It’s one of the cardinal rules when you’re interviewing – detach yourself from the interviewee. Ask questions, take notes, but never get emotionally involved in the story. To put it...
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