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Last February Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), concluded an agreement under which 30 million Swedish Kronor (around US$4.5 million) will be donated to UNESCO to support its activities in the field of community media, aiming at empowering poor populations, especially women and girls, to exercise freedom of expression and opinion, and be heard in the public debate.
Innovative communication and information technologies are no longer luxuries for big radio stations,” says Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. Through a UNESCO project, staff at modest radio stations like Iso-Community Radio in a remote Northern province of Zambia will be trained to use new media and mobile phones to improve their broadcasts.