Guardian Post on World Radio Day: An Opportunity to Celebrate an Unsung Hero

In the NewsPublished February 14, 2012 at 17:34 No Comments

We have been excited to play a role in celebrating the first ever World Radio Day. To mark the occasion, FrontlineSMS:Radio’s project manager, Amy O’Donnell, shared some thoughts on The Guardian Development’s Poverty Matters blog on the role radio plays in empowering people in remote communities.  You can view the original post on the Guardian website. Radio can reach
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Celebrating the Power of Radio All Over the World

EventsPublished February 8, 2012 at 13:33 1 Comment

By Amy O’Donnell, FrontlineSMS:Radio Project Manager Excitement is rising as we gear up to celebrate UNESCO’s inaugural World Radio Day next Monday 13th February. A wide spectrum of activities is being organized around the globe to raise awareness about the power of radio and to celebrate over 100 years of broadcast. For our part, FrontlineSMS:Radio is delighted
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Save the Children and Infoasaid launch Radio and SMS Initiative in NE Kenya

Africa In the FieldPublished January 30, 2012 at 10:42 No Comments

Infoasaid has recently shared some news about an initiative with Save the Children in Wajir, Kenya which is using radio to share information about health, education and food security. Meanwhile FrontlineSMS is being used in the same area to communicate with field workers and community representatives. The objective of Infoasaid – a consortium of Internews and
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Communication for social change: How to turn a stone into a sponge (it’s not magic, it’s design!)

Africa In the FieldPublished December 19, 2011 at 13:08 2 Comments

Guest Post by Dr. Karen Greiner, University of South Florida Earlier this year we heard from Equal Access about their radio project in Chad and Niger. Dr. Karen Greiner conducted 3 months of field research over a two-year period as an external evaluator of the radio programs. Drawing on this work in the below post, Dr. Greiner
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‘Get the Word Out’: University of Alberta plan to use FrontlineSMS:Radio for Live Agricultural Talk Shows!

Asia In the Field North AmericaPublished November 30, 2011 at 15:56 No Comments

Guest post from FrontlineSMS user Gordon Gow, University of Alberta republished from Here at the University of Alberta we are using FrontlineSMS to support graduate student research in communication and technology. Among its range of activities, the Mobile Applications for Research Support (MARS) Lab provides access to FrontlineSMS and mobile phones to allow students
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FrontlineSMS:Radio Trial continues at Nam Lolwe FM

Africa In the FieldPublished November 28, 2011 at 13:49 9 Comments

Following from our post in September, “FrontlineSMS:Radio Trial Begins,” Geoffrey Muchai, one of our FrontlineSMS developers gives an update on his visit to one of the radio stations which is taking part in the trial. By Geoffrey Muchai I have been working on the FrontlineSMS developer team based in Nairobi and have recently been involved
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FrontlineSMS Opens Up New Frontiers for Radio Mashaal

Asia In the FieldPublished November 23, 2011 at 15:39 2 Comments

By Zydrone Krasauskiene, Editorial Manager, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty FrontlineSMS software has opened up new frontiers for Radio Mashaal -literally- by creating a completely new and unorthodox way of making interactivity possible for Pashto-speaking audiences in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports the news where a free press
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Apply Now for our London Based Internships!

OpportunitiesPublished November 22, 2011 at 15:48 No Comments

Interested in supporting a community of people using mobile in innovative ways? Want to learn more about mobile technology’s role in social change and development? Intrigued by how text messaging can be used in community radio stations to give a voice to under-served communities? If you’re a creative and enthusiastic individual, and you have answered
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Using Radio to Promote Peace: The Tea Garden Tamils.

Asia In the FieldPublished October 26, 2011 at 10:46 1 Comment

FrontlineSMS in combination with radio has great potential for use as a peacebuilding tool. Hussain Abdullah from FrontlineSMS:Radio recently spoke with Francis Rolt, who was previously the Director of Radio for Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and is the founder of Radio for Peace Building, to find out how FrontlineSMS has been used in efforts
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NDI Tech: Upgrading the Airwaves

Africa In the NewsPublished October 24, 2011 at 10:04 No Comments

The NDItech DemocracyWorks blog provides a platform for The National Democratic Institute to engage in ongoing conversations about the important and increasing role technology plays in politics and democratic development. Ashaw’s recent post mentioned use of FrontlineSMS in radio stations. Here is an excerpt: “Radio often seems like a lost art. Enthusiasm for mobile technologies and
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