You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) using Archive-It. This page was captured on 14:06:54 Oct 20, 2016, and is part of the UNESCO collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page.
Loading media information hide
 UNESCO.ORG | Education | Natural Sciences | Social & Human Sciences | Culture | Communication & Information


graphic element 1

Communication and Information Resources

graphic element 2


Communication and Information Sector's news service

fem’LINKpacific’s Mobile Community Radio Initiative is Back in Fiji

26-01-2005 (New Delhi)
This Sunday, January 30th, the fem’TALK 89.2FM team will be back on air from 9am to bring listeners in Fiji’s capital Suva who tune in to the “suitcase radio” stories from the recent mobile broadcasts in Navua and Lautoka.
Stories from the field include Women speaking to women on HIV/Aids; an interview with Western Crimestoppers Chairperson, Prue Rouse; the Peace Hour with visiting students from the Eastern Mennonite University (a partner organization of the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy), as well as the Navua Women’s Telecentre and E-Chutney story.

Regular segments with the Fiji Disabled People’s Association Women’s Group (Look at My Abilities) and the Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)”Family Law Act” hour will also return to the broadcast schedule.

femLINKpacific uses a low-powered transmitter which is no more that 100 watts, much smaller than the large Suva based radio networks, to transmit to local communities:

“Our recent field trials in Navua and Lautoka have been very encouraging and also an important technical learning process,” says femLINKpacific Coordinator, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls.

“We have been encouraged by the willingness of women and community groups who we had an opportunity to work with to embrace our community radio initiative, and we have also become very mindful that even for a small, non profit radio initiative, technical support is critical. We are therefore very thankful of the assistance that was provided to us in Lautoka by COMS Fiji, and the ongoing technical support of COMM Tech in Suva; before we venture into the North for field broadcasts, we will need to ensure that we have the necessary technical support,” she says.

fem’TALK 89.2FM is Fiji’s first mobile women’s community radio project. It is supported by UNESCO's Intergovernmental Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).

(By Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Coordinator/Producer-Director, fem’LINKpacific).
Related themes/countries

      · Role of Women in Communication and Information
      · News Archives: 2005
      · Gender and ICT: News Archives 2005
      · Community Media: News Archives 2005
      · Fiji: News Archive 2005
Share this story:
  • co.mments
  • del.icio.us
  • digg
  • Furl
  • Ma.gnolia
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Shadows
  • Simpy
  • YahooMyWeb