COMMUNITY RADIO AS CIVIC MEDIA: THE CASE OF RADIO AL-BALAD 92.4FM IN AMMAN, JORDAN

Gretchen King In 2000, Jordan’s first community radio station Radio al-Balad 92.4FM emerged to break the government’s monopoly over local media by launching AmmanNet.net to produce community news content for Internet distribution and broadcast on nearby FM stations in Palestine (Aqrabawi et al. 2006). After receiving a radio license in 2005, AmmanNet began broadcasting on the ...

Fourth Aswatona community media conference to be held in Rabat

The fourth Aswatona community media conference will take place in the Moroccan capital Rabat February 26 under the theme 'All Our Voices', in partnership with the "Forum des Alternatives Maroc (FMAS)". The three day annual event will provide community broadcasters with an opportunity to network and advocate for better media regulations. Mohammad Leghtas, the coordinator of ...

Family Farming in Amman, Jordan

This production of radio Ammannet focuses on family farming. The host discussed with Lima Naims, a family farmers who explains the role of family agriculture in the country. Although family farms abound in Jordan, the government has no statistics about their numbers or the size of the produce that they grow annually. The audio production also ...

Radio-Free Syria

The overhead light in the blue Mazda 626 wasn’t working. Raed Fares, a Syrian activist whose video protests skewer ISIS and President Bashar al-Assad alike, reached up to fiddle with the light bulb before squeezing himself out of the driver’s side door. The street was in darkness. In the last few years, the Assad government ...

In an unprecedented move, six Syrian radio stations unite their efforts to improve independent Syrian local media

In an unprecedented move, six Syrian radio stations announced on November 18, the launch of ‘ABRAJ’ organisation that will serve as their umbrella. The announcement was made after signing the Constitution of the organisation and the Code of Conduct. The participating radio stations that are being listened to by hundreds of thousands of listeners inside and outside ...