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Femlink welcomes renewal of community radio

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

SUVA (Femlink Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Femlinkpacific, the operators of the mobile “suitcase” radio station 89.2FM today welcomed the news that the Telecommunication Authority of Fiji has renewed the women’s NGO community radio licence until December …Femlink Pacific Welcomes Renewal Of Community Radio

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SUVA (Femlink Pacific/Pacific Media Watch): Femlinkpacific, the operators of the mobile “suitcase” radio station 89.2FM today welcomed the news that the Telecommunication Authority of Fiji has renewed the women’s NGO community radio licence until December 2010.

“Even though we are still required to comply with the media regulations under the current Public Emergency Decree, this means we can continue with our weekend broadcasts in the capital city and also undertake our rural broadcast campaigns, which links rural women in Ba, Nadi, Nausori, Savusavu and Labasa through the production and broadcast of local programmes which address their peace and human security priorities,” says femlinkpacific coordinator Sharon Bhagwan Rolls.

“Community radio is also a valuable way to promote community based dialogue and discussion.”

The rural broadcast campaign is scheduled for January 11 – 23, 2010.

89.2FM uses a low powered transmitter which reaches a 10 kilometre radius. The project also includes a team of young women producers and broadcasters who recently hosted 16 days of special broadcasts dedicated to the annual global campaign to overcome violence against women.

The suitcase radio station was launched on 5 May 2004.

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