In October 2011, RadioActive spent a month working with local social enterprise e-Bario and the community of Bario to set up Radio Bario, a community radio station serving the remote community of Bario, in the Kelabit highlands of Malaysian Borneo.
Radio Bario was the first community radio station to go on the air in Malaysia. It broadcasts in Kelabit, one of the main languages spoken in the area and focuses on issues relevant to the local population.
The station is used as a communication tool for this remote area, providing a source of local news, local music and discussion and acting as a noticeboard for sending messages to far flung parts of the community, as well as promoting local health, environmental and other development issues.
Roger Harris Associates
University of Malaysia (UNIMAS)