African NGO holds training programme on digital radio broadcast technologies

radio__SaraBjrkThe training stressed on digital technology, software and mobile phones in radio content production and sharing. (Image source: SaraBjörk/Flickr)The latest radio broadcast technologies were introduced to technicians and journalists in East Africa during a week-long training programme in Kampala organised by Panos

The NGO arranged a programme aimed at training radio technicians and journalists from six East African radio stations on digital radio technologies and editing software.

Project manager John Matovu said the participants received hands-on training in editing radio programs, scripting, use of information and communication technologies such as digital sound connection, analog sound transfer into digital sound and other broadcast methods.

He added, "The training helped improve the skills of the participants in the use of digital medium for broadcast, software and mobile phones in content production and sharing."

The programme schedule stressed on digital broadcasting to guarantee high-quality production, sharing of interactive content that amplify the voices and contribution of communities, in particular the most marginalised sectors.

The radio stations that participated in the programme were KFM in Kampala, which is the hub for all content production under the project, Kyenjojo FM, Speak FM in Gulu, Radio Paidha in Zombo district, Buddu FM in Masaka and STEP FM in Mbale.

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