Community Journalism Spotlight
MMX is excited to launch this year our Community Journalism Spotlight, in collaboration with Children’s Radio Foundation, Activate! SA, and with the support of the US Consulate, Johannesburg.
Catch our youth reporters hosting a pop-up radio booth at MMX! Bigger than life AlexFm and Powerful Young Reporters on Mams FM 92.9 are going to be the hosts in the hot seat!
We’ll welcome 25 radio journalists from across the country for our inaugural programme.
We’ll have special workshops, including, Local Truths in Community Radio, and a Community Journalism Roundtable, Covering Community Stories.
About Children’s Radio Foundation
Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) partners with community radio, community-based organisations, schools, health clinics and young people to create opportunities for youth participation, leadership and active citizenship. The Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) gives young people the skills and tools to make their voices heard. With over 50 youth radio projects across 5 African countries, we work with radio stations and youth organizations to create opportunities for youth dialogue, social engagement, leadership, and action.
Through radio broadcasts, young people speak about their concerns and reach out to their peers and wider community about the issues they face.
By building a network of informed and engaged youth reporters, CRF nurtures active citizens who contribute to individual and collective social change.
Young people have a lot to think about, but not enough outlets to speak about their challenges, to voice their concerns, or to share their triumphs and strategies for success. They need the opportunities to tell their own stories and to learn from the experiences of others. Reaching millions of listeners, speaking in local languages, and addressing the concerns that affect the community, radio has the ability to create these important platforms for youth dialogue across the African continent.
Website and Contact
Nina Callaghan (CRF Associate Director) and Mike Rahfaldt (CRF Director)
Takalane Nemangowe (AlexFM station manager), Sammy Ramdike (Alex FM staff member and CRF Regional Trainer), Mary-Ann Nobele (AlexFM and CRF Youth Reporter), Itumeleng Tsheola (AlexFM and CRF Youth Reporter), Neo Ditlhoiso (AlexFM and CRF Youth Reporter), Lucky Mainde (MAMSfm CRF local trainer), Clifford Mokonyane (MAMSfm and CRF Youth Reporter), Mande Tjaro (MAMSfm and CRF Youth Reporter), Angel Makobe (MAMSfm and CRF Youth Reporter), Jacqueline van Meygaarden (CRF Communications), Themba Tshabalala (CRF Technician)
About Activate! Change Drivers
The Activate! programme supports young leaders to hone their abilities and to step up to tackle some of toughest problems facing their communities around the country.
By inspiring action, Activators! are catalysts for positive change and aspire to:
– Spark public innovation
– Drive innovation at local and national levels
– Connect with each other to achieve more through their combined efforts
– Grow a dynamic network of leaders and points of influence across communities around South Africa
– Develop a deep sense of community and a strong desire to solve social problems
– Build teams with complementary skills to tackle big scary challenges
– Take action and make things happen
MMX liaison: Nelisa Ngqulana
Mmeza Gaborone (Organiser), Gift Methule, Lebo Mashigo, Mthokozisi Jiyane, Palesa Mmesi, Malebo Mosia, Action Setaka, Mpho Nkutha, Mthabiseng Makhoa, Thando Mnguni, Mbongeni Mthwane, Daniel Mashita, Ricardo Simon, Dineo Segopisho, Khanyisa Mphepho, Lolo Moloto, Lefu Treasure Gotso