BBC Media Action has been running a range of media-based projects in Sierra Leone for the last ten years or so. Radioactive have provided equipment and training to support these projects and improve the technical skills of staff at radio stations across Sierra Leone.
BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone is helping to improve access to vital services (Wi Di Pipul) and youth engagement (Mi Stori) through radio debate and social media. They’ve also helped improve government transparency and accountability in Sierra Leone through talk-show Tok Bot Salone.
During the Ebola crisis they worked with media and NGO partners to provide life-saving information and engaging radio drama as well as providing training for journalists and public service announcements.
Their educational programmes enabled cocoa farmers to gain new skills at a time when they were recovering from the long-term economic effects of the civil war.
They also helped raise public awareness, understanding and debate about the processes of international justice by supporting Sierra Leonean and Liberian journalists to report from the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor in The Hague.
(text taken from the BBC Media Action website)
– to improve access to vital services (Wi Di Pipul) and youth engagement (Mi Stori) through radio debate and social media.
– to improve government transparency and accountability
– to improve the general population’s understanding of Ebola, its symptoms and how it can be transmitted to curb the outbreak in Sierra Leona
Radioactive provided equipment and training to BBC Media Action staff in Freetown.
Radioactive also ran a week long technical training course for radio station technical managers and station managers from stations across Sierra Leone.
Radioactive also worked with staff at Eastern Radio in Kenema to improve their technical skills and their recording and audio editing methods for the production and post-production of a radio drama series.