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Strengthening community radio in rural South Africa


Radio is vital in Sub-Saharan Africa, where widespread poverty, unreliable electricity and limited literacy often make other media, such as the internet and television, far less accessible.
 
Media access is often particularly constrained in rural communities. This makes radio even more valuable as a tool for spreading information, driving debates on social and political issues, and strengthening people’s capacity to hold decision-makers to account.
 
This photo gallery shows radio training workshops for young people in Taung, a small town in South Africa’s North West province. The workshops are run by Vaaltar FM, a community radio station that broadcasts to 230,000 people, with support from the Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF).