• Celebrating World Radio Day

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Happy World Radio Day! At Internews, we love radio, so we’re celebrating with three videos – from New Orleans, Somalia, and the Philippines – that showcase the powerful role that quality radio can play in connecting communities.

    Listening to the Citizens of New Orleans

  • Radio Bakdaw in the Philippines – Providing a Voice for the Local Community

    Friday, February 7, 2014

    “It was really very difficult. We wanted to reach out to our families after the storm. But we had no way of contacting them,” said Dianne Ecleo, a resident of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Residents in this region of the Philippines were left without any means of communication after Typhoon Haiyan hit in November 2013.

    With local DJs and technicians, Internews launched Radio Bakdaw ("Rise" in the local language) to provide much-needed news and information, as well as a way for residents to get their voices heard.

  • New Home Show on Radyo Bakdaw Helps Typhoon Haiyan Affected Communities Recover

    Rica in the radio studio
    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    “I think we’re making good radio today,” Radyo Bakdaw presenter Rica Abueva says with a smile in between reading text messages from listeners.

    On the morning of January 29, Radyo Bakdaw had its first broadcast of “Maupay nga Pruy-anan” (A Good House). The new show focuses on everything to do with the home, from waste disposal to a segment on rebuilding better homes with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Safeguarding of press freedom in Syria a must

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    As the Syria peace conference opens in Geneva, international media assistance NGOs call on the stakeholders of the conflict and conference participants to ensure that steps are taken to safeguard media freedom in Syria and to include the development of a free and independent media sector in Syria as an important element of political settlement to the conflict. Read the full statement here.
     

  • Radio Bakdaw Reunites Family in Guiuan, Philippines

    Jessa Cabonegro
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    This story was written by Jessa Cabonegro, a radio presenter at Radyo Bakdaw, a station established in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan to help get information to affected people.

    Two months after the typhoon Yolanda, Diane Tiburcio still hadn't heard from her sister, brother-in-law and their family. Diane is like others from outside the affected areas who are still desperately hunting for their loved ones. Lack of communication is still a widespread problem. Luckily a temporary radio station launched in Guiuan, Eastern Samar brings hope to people like Diane.