February 13, 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of International Radio Day. The day comes as the world is facing a covid epidemic, and some countries are in the process of staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As part of today’s celebration, the countries of East Africa and Zimbabwe met in a conference held using information technology. Today’s theme was: "New World, New Radio: Development, Innovation, Connection!"
The two-hour conference called "Indaba" in Zimbabwe focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by radio stations in this era of "covid19" with a focus on community radio, commercial radio, and state radio in countries of East and South Africa.
The purpose of the conference was to bring together donors, experts, researchers and media professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing radio in general, especially in the current “Corona” era of seemingly stagnant and economic jobs. misconduct worldwide.
All radios are made mainly of advertising.
Among the major problems facing the global economy today are the effects of the "corona" epidemic, private radio, community radio and commercial radio, which have been hit hard by a lack of capacity. State radios are the ones trying to get government funding. Many independent radios have had to reduce staffing so that they can continue to operate.
The summit brought together government, non-governmental, non-governmental, United Nations organizations from all eastern countries including Eritrea, Djibouti, Comoros, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritania, South Sudan and Uganda and South Africa include Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Director of Media and Communication / CNRU