Correspondents' network and ICTs for programming, editorial work and diffusion at Base FM and !aH Radio, Namibia

Radio format
Gender equality
Radio monitoring
Editorial work
Project outcomes: 
Journalism training
ICT training
Correspondents’ network

A training for !aH and Base FM took place between 23 and 27 September 2013 in Katutura at the Base FM Studio. A total of 12 correspondents,  6 trainees from each radio station, attended this training in an effort to share good practices and provide hands-on training as well as participation in all activities. The trainers were Mr. Julius Mtemahandji and Mr. Jens Schneider.

!aH Radio
Base FM
Base FM and !aH Radio training
Base FM and !aH Radio training
Base FM and !aH Radio training

Trainees were encouraged to discuss the value and possible applications of ICTs in the context of radio broadcasting. The workshop provided Base FM and !aH Radio correspondents the knowledge and skills to integrate ICTs into broadcasting in order to improve the quality of programming and encourage community participation.

The instruments for the training included a range of tools and technologies for the production, broadcasting and sharing of radio content through social media. Visual and audio elements were employed in training to offer clear understanding of the training.

The main objectives of this training were:

  1. Impart knowledge on technical online platforms that support information delivery as well as communication with and from the radio station, linking FM-broadcasting, mobile telephony, Internet, the Web, social media, etc.;
  2. Train radios in the use of Internet applications for programming and editorial work  including  information archiving  as well as broadcasting and delivery;
  3. Provide training in the production and use of pictures and graphics and simple video;
  4. Train correspondents to acquire reporting skills, such as reporting local news, interviewing techniques, documentary reporting, gathering of testimonies, media law and self- regulation;
  5. Raise awareness on the importance of building trust and confidence among the local public;
  6. Establish communication lines with correspondents, information sharing procedures, code of ethics, community relation principles, monitoring remuneration;
  7. Build trust amongst the local public.
First phase (2012-2014)