World Press Freedom Day
When: May 1-3, 2011
Tosca Santoso, who founded Indonesia's first independent radio news agency in 1999. He started with a team of seven, who produced 15 minutes of news for seven radio stations each day. KBR68H is now Indonesia's largest radio network. Every day it transmits eight hours of news over 720 radio stations to 22 million listeners. He is a 2010 Knight International journalism Award winner.
Just days after the Earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, Internews, with the support of OCHA and USAID, put in place a Haitian media support unit with a daily 15-20 minute radio program called Enfomasyon Nou Dwe Konnen (News You Can Use). ENDK is pre-recorded and then sent to radio stations from the metropolitan area
In this episode of Democracy Stories, Khin Maung Win, executive director of Democratic Voice of Burma, describes how his group works in exile in Thailand and Norway to broadcast free and independent news stories to 10 million viewers in Burma. DVB reporters also operate secretly inside Burma at great risk – with some of them now in prison for their efforts.