the enduring role of radio


In all the explorations of new media tools for outreach, let’s not overlook the role of radio and its enduring potential for interactive engagement with audiences, as we saw while filming for The Reckoning in Bunia in the Ituri region of eastern DRC.  While there we met…

the dynamic Richard Pituwa, who runs Canal Revelation, a radio station that has become a crucial forum for talking about justice through “Interactive Radio for Justice”, a program he produces with the irrepressible human rights activist Wanda Hall.  Bunia has no newspapers, and electricity is so sporadic that TV is not a strong medium, but radios run on batteries and are ubiquitous, so radio is far and away the dominant source of information in the region.  People call in all day long on their cellphones, and we filmed a fascinating program they hosted with ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo

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