Archive for September, 2013

Win free entry to the Dolphin Rally 2013

21/09/2013

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Get yourself to the Dolphin Rally in Port Elizabeth from 4 to 6 October 2013 by entering to WIN one of 3 entry tickets.

Your prize will include; an entry ticket, the official Rally Badge and tickets for the Friday and Saturday night lucky draw.

Answer the question: Where in (venue) Port Elizabeth will the Dolphin Rally be held?

How to enter:

SMS: DOLPHIN + The Answer + Your name + surname to 32158

Unlimited sms entries per person – this is a lucky draw so enter often to improve your chances of winning.

Only open for persons 18 years and over; Competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 26 September 2013.

Winners will be announced on the Biker Show on Saturday 28 September 2013. GOOD LUCK!

SMS costs R1 each and free minutes do not apply.

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Media conference empowers youth for the 13th year #MKK2013

19/09/2013

7 MKKA Bush Radio 89.5FM project, the Media Kiodcracy (kid+democracy) conference is taking place from the 22nd – 27th September in Grabouw. MKK is a youth media conference for participants aged 12 – 18 years and provides them with skills and knowledge to produce various forms of media. This year, MKK will produce radio, television, photography, online, drama and art. Two newspapers will also be produced, one before, and one during the conference.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Role of Media in Democracy”.

The Managing Director of Bush Radio, Brenda Leonard said that “MKK is taking place in a historic year for media in South Africa. Bush Radio is celebrating 20 years since its first illegal broadcast, and 18 years of legal broadcasting. The National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) is also celebrating 20 years of its existence.“

Bush Radio initiated the then Radio Kidocracy Konference, which changed to the Media Kidocracy Konference in 2006. Initially it started as a conference where children could talk about issues and policies in broadcasting affecting them directly, to make their voices heard. With the changing landscape of media in South Africa, we decided to include other forms of media in 2006, and with this, the Media Kidocracy Konference (MKK) was born.

Delegates are expected from community radio stations across South Africa, youth groups and schools, and will include over 90 youth participants.

Today, MKK as an opportunity for youth to reflect their views on the issues on the table, discuss how the media portrays these issues, and then produce the type of media that talks directly to the youth. The skills and information they gain over the five days is part of, not only strengthening their knowledge and skill set, but also strengthening democracy in South Africa.

Partners for this year’s conference are: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Media Development and Diversity Agency and Whalecoast Monitor

Background on MKK

As part of a growing need for youth participation in the decision-making process and policy formulation around children’s broadcasting, in 2000 Bush Radio initiated a conference. The Kidocracy (Kid-democracy) name was created for the event – to denote a form of society characterised by social equality and acceptance of young people with representation for and by young people.

The Media Kidocracy Konference aims to establish critical awareness and understanding among young people by exposing youth to information and experiences that will enable them to identify issues they feel are relevant, as well as explore their role in media and social issues. MKK also assists participants in devising strategies for addressing social issues by using the media as a tool to help resolve and address these issues.

Related:

WIMPS.tv – WIMPS – Karen reports from the Media Kidocracy Konference in South Africa

UNICEF Media Kidocracy Photo Essay

MKK 2009 presents a bright future

Young people taking charge of media (MKK 2012)

 

I write what I like #zamediafreedom #biko

12/09/2013

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originally published 10/09/2010

Related:

Donald Woods on Bush Radio (CLICK TO LISTEN)

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

3 Radio sales positions offered

09/09/2013

onair lightBush Radio is recruiting three (3) energetic, creative and target-driven sales representatives to work in the sales department of the station.

Requirements:

– Computer literacy compulsory (including Excel, PowerPoint and word)
– A Matric certificate
– A passion for community media
– Sound oral and written communication skills
– Own transport

A basic salary of R1000 per month will be paid with a competitive commission on sales, which can increase your monthly income to more than R10,000.

Closing date for application is 12 September at 17h00. No late applications will be considered. Interviews will take place the week of the 16th September 2013, and successful applicants have to start on the 1st October 2013.

Applications can be emailed to marketing@bushradio.co.za and should state SALES REP JOB APPLICATION 2013 in the subject line. No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.

Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.