Deirdre

Deirdre Jafferally

Independent
Guyana

Creating a Community Radio

Radio Turuka Mountain FM

January 24, 2015
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Community Radios are one way of bringing programs that are relevant to the local areas that they serve. They are generally operated by local volunteers and caters to a small geographic region. The programs that are broadcasts are influenced by the needs and interests of the people who utilise the facility. In the North Rupununi, the first community radio was set up in 2000 and serves the Makushi people in that territory. This positive experience has influence the community of Mataruka, a sister Makushi village in Brazil’s Roraima state to explore setting up a community radio station that would help them communicate with their residents and other sister communities.

This video provides a snap shot of them exploring the process of setting up the station.

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