Internews, an organization that empowers local media to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard, has posted a "build your own radio" video on its website.
Intended for use in humanitarian disasters when people are facing a complete collapse of communications, the radio can be built from common household items such as MP3 players or mobile phones.
The first version of the ten-minute video is in Arabic; an English-language version is in the works, and other languages will follow. It may be accessed here.
Radio is a well-known, relatively simple method of communication for communities around the world. The latest issue of WACC's publication, Media Development, looked at the current state and future of community radio.