Date Posted: January 30th, 2012
While the field of new information and communication technologies (ICT) is growing fast, radio remains the principal media in developing countries, where it is the most common form of mass media. Mary Meyers uses this point to demonstrate the relevance of radio as a vehicle for development in her publication, “Why Radio Matters – Making the Case for Radio as a Medium for Development.” This publication, written at the request of Developing Radio Partners, shows that radio is an essential tool for reaching and mobilizing marginalized people. More specifically, it shows how radio: can help save lives; can disseminate vital information to prevent disasters; allows oppressed peoples to express and affirm their identity, while holding authorities responsible; and can educate and inform in the most remote areas of the planet. The document can be downloaded in English by clicking on this link.