Six local radio stations are competing in a contest launched on 1 September 2017, following training in the production of magazine programmes on recovery and social cohesion.
The stations concerned are located in Bouar, Bayanga, Nola, Berberati, Ndélé and Bria.
This contest will reward those who have provided the best radio productions devoted to the subjects of social cohesion, redeployment of State services and early recovery. The criteria of regularity of production and broadcasting – at least one programme per month – will be taken into account in the selection of the winners.
This is an opportunity to assess what has been learnt during the training and the way in which journalists approach community living in CAR, by giving a voice to various stakeholders (citizens, local authorities, experts) and through better mastered genres of journalism.
A few weeks after the launch, the CFI and ARC monitoring teams are noting a real enthusiasm, especially in the production of programmes dealing with the role of women in the peace process or environmental protection.
The contest will end on 30 June 2018.
“We have learnt how to make an attractive magazine programme to interest our listeners. By preparing a broadcast plan and working as a team, we will improve our programmes and win the contest!", Thierry Constant Pounendji, Director of Voix Barangbake radio station in Bria.