11 Aug Education, Communication Rights and Consolidation of the Community Radio Movement
Recognizing and Building Communication Rights
Despite the climate of relative political stability in Haiti which has allowed the media to continue their work, the population, and in particular women and young people, do not yet fully enjoy their communication rights. Moreover, the community radio stations have difficulties in researching and broadcasting news, as a result of their lack of access to New Technologies of Information and Communication (NTICs). SAKS, the Society for the Animation of Social Communication, is planning to create a reliable communication network through Internet to enable SAKS and other radio stations in the network to broadcast programmes live. The project includes the purchase of equipment for 10 radio stations as well as training in digital production. It plans to also establish multimedia centres in those radio communities to benefit the populations, especially the women and young people who will receive training in using the New Technologies of Information and Communication (NTICs).