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“I am Loy, You are Loy”: A multimedia edu-tainment initiative engaging Cambodian youth in civic responsibility

Asia Front Page In the FieldPublished December 21, 2012 at 12:28 No Comments

By Emily Cholette, FrontlineSMS:Radio Project Intern I’ve been volunteering with the FrontlineSMS:Radio project and recently had the pleasure of speaking with Colin Spurway of BBC Media Action, an organization which helps people around the world to harness the media to promote change in their communities. Colin is the Project Director of Loy9 (pronounced ‘Loy Pram-booun’), a multimedia initiative
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‘Know your leaders’: Better FM, Uganda offers forum for listeners to interact with MPs

CGHR In the FieldPublished April 24, 2012 at 14:03 10 Comments

The team at Better FM, a radio station in Fort Portal, Uganda, were the most recent testers to install FrontlineSMS:Radio as part of the ongoing trial. Florence Brisset-Foucault, a researcher for the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) at Cambridge University in the UK, is currently in Uganda, and helped with the installation, saying
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“We are local. We live and love Cambridge.” An Innovative SMS setup at a UK Community Radio

In the FieldPublished April 19, 2012 at 13:27 No Comments

By Peter Westman, FrontlineSMS:Radio Intern Whilst FrontlineSMS is well known for being used in low infrastructure environments with little or no internet access and limited smart phone availability amongst audiences, we often hear cases of the software being used in contexts to complement many other technology options available. While Amy and I were in Cambridge
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Using FrontlineSMS with radio to share information on food aid in Kenya

In the FieldPublished April 4, 2012 at 13:52 1 Comment

As part of World Vision’s food aid programme in south east Kenya, FrontlineSMS is being used to improve delivery of supplies, share information with beneficiaries and gather data from rural communities. Under a mutliplatform approach they are also working with the popular local radio Anguo FM to relay information on issues including malnutrition in children, market
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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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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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