Research Summary. A National Conversation: Governance and media in Sierra Leone

Abstract

In Sierra Leone, BBC Media Action produces Fo Rod (Crossroads), a weekly radio show that aims to provide a space for discussion between officials, civil society representatives and the public about issues of concern affecting the lives of Sierra Leoneans. Programmes focus on issues such as the rights of marginalised groups, social and economic issues, environmental and agricultural issues and voting. The programme has reached 766,040 people across Sierra Leone - nearly 37% of the adult population in the broadcast areas. The majority (68%) of regular Fo Rod listeners said that the programme plays a key role in holding government to account. A total 96% of regular listeners thought the programme is a useful tool for citizens to air their concerns about how the country is run.

Citation

BBC Media Action. Research Summary. A National Conversation: Governance and media in Sierra Leone. BBC Media Action, UK (2012) 2 pp.

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