Radio! East Africa!

Locations

Kibera, NA
Kenya
Kogorocho, NA
Kenya
Kisumu
Kenya
Burundi
  • Chantal Berman | November 26th, 2010
    Again at Pamoja. No topic is off limits – here, the reporters interview a local community organizer about corruption in Kenyan government. Note the ease with which conversation flows in English and Swahili.
  • Chantal Berman | November 26th, 2010
    Bulala fm, near Kisumu.Interviewing practice. The August 4 constitutional referendum was on everyone’s minds, as were strategies to keep Kenya from plunging once again into ethnic violence. Radio workers across the country agreed that their primary...
  • Chantal Berman | November 26th, 2010
    Another one from Ezra at Koch fm– that voice!
  • Chantal Berman | November 26th, 2010
    Koch fm, Korogocho slum, near Nairobi Yes, this one’s in Swahili. But so are a majority of broadcasts from low-range community stations. So take our word for it: here, Ezra discusses the music industry in Kenya, how to break in, how to maintain...
  • Chantal with the production team outside Koch fm. "Edutainment" sums it up.
    Chantal Berman | November 3rd, 2010
    Evan and I digressed from AT&T Fellowship protocol; our project was less about our own production and more about teaching strategies of production to volunteer presenters at community radio states throughout Kenya. True to form, we present a...
  • Chantal Berman | August 11th, 2010
    August 4 marked a nation-wide vote over Kenya’s new draft constitution, and we deferred our north-bound flights in order to spend the afternoon at Pamoja fm in Kibera, a low-income exurb of Nairobi. Because Kenyan media law allots just one non-...
  • Evan Pulvers | July 21st, 2010
    Kenya has dealt a little bit of tough love lately, but I like to think we’ve handled it in stride. We began with a beautiful two hour packed matatu ride out to Murang’a about a week ago. Murang’a is a town neighboring to Kangema, where we worked...
  • Chantal Berman | July 14th, 2010
    Three weeks into our stay in Kenya, we’ve conducted production workshops at four radios, ranging from KU, a station with its own floor in Kenyatta University’s arts complex, to Kangema fm, a tiny station on a rural hilltop boasting its own...
  • Evan Pulvers | July 4th, 2010
    These past three days have seen our first radio workshop and first site visit. Friday and Saturday, we hung out at Koch FM (the radio station run by Tom Mboya - see Chantal's excellent previous post to hear more about Tom and more on Koch FM). Our...
  • Chantal Berman | July 1st, 2010
    Tom Mboya street in Nairobi is where we catch our matatus, speedy, circuitous minibuses that carry us between radio sites, city center, and our hotel. Tom Mboya is also manager of Koch fm (pronounced like “coach”), an entirely youth-staffed radio...
  • Evan Pulvers | June 25th, 2010
    I'm headed out. I will be in Kenya with Chantal (can't shake her) in three days, after a brief stopover in New York City. We have given ourselves two days to acclimate/get our itinerary further finalized once we land in Nairobi on the 28th. After...
  • Chantal Berman | June 20th, 2010
    My name is Chantal Berman. I’m 22 years old, and a soon-to-be graduate of Brown University (December 2010) with degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. This summer, I’ll be traveling with Evan Pulvers to four East African...
  • Pulmers Welcome from Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund, India 2008
    Evan Pulvers | June 15th, 2010
    Virginia Gildersleeve: first female president of Barnard College, first woman to sign an international treaty. This summer, as Chantal and I's trip itinerary for community radio production firms itself up (is it better to take 24 hours of buses (six...
  • Chantal Berman | June 14th, 2010
    Evan and I are in the final stages of pre-trip organization. In two weeks, we'll be on the ground in Kenya, carrying out our pre-production workshops for community radio stations who have answered our call for participants. Right now, we're laying...
  • Evan Pulvers | May 18th, 2010
    Hi all, As happens, things have changed since I last wrote in! Chantal and I were originally envisioning Rwanda, but since then, have been slightly reoriented towards Kenya and Burundi. Originally, our best contact with radio NGO's was in Rwanda,...
  • Evan Pulvers | March 24th, 2010
    Hi, my name is Evan Pulvers. I'm from Portland, Oregon, and I am a senior Development Studies concentrator headed to Rwanda this summer to take part in the global conversation. I'm undertaking a AT&T New Media project with Chantal Berman. Our...