Farm Radio International

Registered Name: FARM RADIO INTERNATIONAL / RADIOS RURALES INTERNATIONALES

Business Number: 118884808RR0001

COVID-19: Radio is critical

Farm Radio International, with its trusted connections and regular contact with 1,000 radio stations across 41 countries in Africa serving 250 million listeners, is profoundly aware of the critical importance of clear, accurate, informative broadcasts about COVID-19. We also recognize the importance of broadcasters staying healthy! To this end, we are:

-Actively distributing information and resources, including scripts and backgrounders, about how to plan and produce effective COVID-19 radio programming;

-Creating or activating spaces, such as WhatsApp groups, to give radio broadcasters a place to learn from each other about best practices in COVID-19 radio programming;

-Developing connections between broadcasters and public health authorities in government, multilateral and international organizations and civil society to ensure accurate information goes out and myths are debunked;

-Reminding broadcasters of the steps they can take to stay healthy;

-Commending broadcasters and other journalists for being on the front line and continuing to work in these conditions