A look at Orkonerei Community Radio Station

Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

In Tanzania, Orkonerei Community Radio Station serves the Maasai pastoralist community, in the Simanjiro district of the Mayara region.

Started in 1995, the station went on air in 2002 after a long struggle to get its license.

News contents are broadcast in Maasai language and the Maasai elders participate in radio programmes on a regular basis. This keeps the Maasai people informed about current events, from what is going on in the community to what is happening in foreign countries.  

To learn more about Orkonerei Community Radio Station, read Vinod Pavarala’s account on UNESCO Chair on Community Media website.

Photo: © UNESCO Chair on Community Media