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ERIC Number: ED086196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 15
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Rural Radio in Dahomey: September, 1972.
McAnany, Emile G.
Rural Radio (RR) in Dahomey has a radio network that covers most of the national territory with two transmitters plus 4KW short wave. The program themes are suggested by an advisory group from interested ministries such as Education, Youth and Sport, Agriculture, Health, etc., but the primary objective of the project lies in promoting dialogues for common village decisions and improvement projects. Under the Ministry of Information, the project has grown rapidly in recent years to include 600 clubs, each of which has a maximum of 31 members. A club is maintained by the two technicians, an animateur and an encadrew. They hold weekly meetings and discussions, provide the technical information for village projects, and send in a monthly written report to RR. A project proposal recently made to the World Bank gives the cost estimates of an expanded educational radio project, but expanded production facilities alone cannot be a solution. Feedback and coordination between RR personnel and village groups, RR and the Ministry of Information, and the different ministries should be improved in order to meet local needs of special ethnic and geographical groups. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers - Location: Africa