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MKK2013: Raising our voices – taking control of the media

04/10/2013

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The past September school holidays saw Bush Radio host a very successful Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK2013) – 22 to 27 September 2013. This was the 13th conference which drew young people from Bontheheuwel to as far away as Germany, participating in various discussions and productions around the theme “the role of media in democracy“.

The conference took place at the beautiful Mizpah Conference Centre in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve near Grabouw.

Team 1 of the photography group dealt with sexism and sexist stereotypes

Team 1 of the photography group dealt with sexism and sexist stereotypes

Besides plenary sessions which dealt with media literacy, gender and elections, the conference also included visits to various media outlets around Cape Town (radio, television, print and online) and a special “give back to the community” outreach session at Agape 2 – home for disabled and abandoned children. The conference also included lifeskill sessions on active citizenship and substance abuse as well as daily outside broadcasts from Grabouw.

Team 2 of the photography group dealt with nature and pollution

Team 2 of the photography group dealt with nature and pollution

The conference programme closed with what delegates always consider a highlight; the intensive production workshops which this year again included: television, radio, online, print, photography as well as two new productions; t-shirt and poster printing and a stage drama.

Click here for the radio programme: “The Role of Media in elections and democracy”

 

Some of the MKK2013 t-shirts and posters on display

Some of the MKK2013 t-shirts and posters on display

Bush Radio would like to thank the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Media Africa (FES Media – Africa) for their invaluable support to be able to run the conference as well as the Whale Coast Media Monitor – John Matthews and team, Independent Elections Commission Western Cape (IEC WC) – Courtney Sampson, Chris Balie and team and Trevor Davids, Democracy Development Programme (DDP), Charles King, Damelin, Voice of the Cape, CTTV, The Daily Voice, Community Policing Forum Mitchells Plain (CPF), Assitej, Independent Newspapers – Vusi Baloyi, South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (SANCA), Legend Ten Motion Pictures – Lydon Campbell, Gender Steps, Shariefa’s Catering and Mizpah conference centre.

A special thanks goes to all the Bush Radio Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) facilitators and volunteers as well as the Bush Radio staff and trainees who provided the logistical support for the conference.

Bush Radio staff checking out "Media on the Move" - the newspaper produced by MKK2013 delegates

Bush Radio staff checking out “Media on the Move” – the newspaper produced by MKK2013 delegates

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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)

 

Newsroom internships available

30/08/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.  You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken and passionate about news. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans/Xhosa, you must be willing to work long hours including weekends and public holidays

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 per month only – non negotiable.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News September 2013

Application deadline: 05 September 2013 @ 13h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

You can make Bush Radio programmes better

14/06/2013

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Bush Radio is embarking on a pilot project to get feedback on our programmes. We need 10 to 15 people to form part of a listener group.

NB! You will need to be able to listen to one programme per day (Monday to Friday) for 15 days and have access to MXIT.

Listening to the station can be done via 89.5FM / www.bushradio.ndstream.net .

If you are interested in helping us improve the programmes you hear on the station send your name to the Listener Group co-ordinator via one of the following options:

Email: listen@bushradio.co.za

SMS/WhatsApp/call: 083 297 8602

BB Pin: 229420C0

Mxit ID: e.s.williams

You will be given more information as to how to participate.

The Mother of Community Radio celebrates World Radio Day 2013

13/02/2013

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UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has declared the 13th February 2013 as World Radio Day. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project we at Bush Radio fully support this intiative as we believe in the power of radio to help build communities and improve lives.

click here – LISTEN TO WHY PEOPLE LISTEN TO RADIO – click here

Whether it is through our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) launched in 1996 where young people learn to use the medium to develop their skills and understanding of media or one of our programmes like Sakhisizwe – Bou die Nation, Build the Nation or even our specialised music programmes like Blues in the Bush where we connect the music to its roots in Africa – radio plays a vital part in almost everyone’s daily life.

Through technology like internet streaming Bush Radio is able to connect to the entire planet with it’s audience not just from Cape Flats but with dedicated listeners in Asia, Europe and the Americas tuning into the station online through computers or mobile phones, Bush Radio truly is more than just FM radio.

Related: How to listen to us online

Young people taking charge of media (MKK 2012)

20/12/2012

7 MKKAfter intense planning and a busy week the 12th Annual Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK2012) came to an end on Friday, the 14th of December 2012.

About 80 youth delegates (aged 12 – 21) drawn from all over the country, SADC and as far away as Northern Ireland attended MKK.

Below are the “products” which showcase how the young people interpreted the various themes outlined for this year. For a large percentage of the delegates this was the first time they had been directly involved in the production of media. A strong element of all the MKK conferences have been linking a practical implementation of ideas generated in the various intensive panel discussions and workshop groups.

This year’s theme was Youth Participation in Democracy, with sub-themes being:

  • Youth Rights and Civic Participation – Human Rights
  • Economic Freedom – Labour
  • My Body, My Choice – Health
  • Express Yourself – Arts and Culture
  • Who am I – Gender
  • My Future World – Environment

Bush Radio would like to thank our partners; the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Media (FES Media) for their support as well as The British Council, Media24, Mara Media, CVET, GCIS, Public Acheivement, Samantha Reinders, MAK1 and Netdynamix.

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Mini-dramas:

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Online

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Newspaper and Cartoon

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MKK Bush download link

Related:

12th Media Kidocracy Konference kicks off

 

16 years of playing the Blues

16/10/2012

Congratulations to Dr Ian Bell for 16 years of the best specialist blues music show on the 89.5FM or onlineBlues in the Bush, Sundays from 8-10pm.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of the Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography.

Check out our programme schedule for more specialist programmes (CLICK HERE)

How many wrongs before it sounds just right?

02/04/2012

Tune in tonight at 10PM (GMT+02) for a very special 100th edition of the Wrong Rock Show, when Greg ‘the Hammer’ and Botha revisit some favourite artists and tracks played in two years of shows. You can look forward to The Psychedelic Furs, The Gun Club, Boris, Jim Neversink, PJ Harvey, KOOS, The Clash, Kokeshi Doll, Swans, Joy Division and many more. We think you’ll like it, and we’ve been wrong before.

Listen to 89.5FM or online via www.bushradio.co.za

Listen to some of the past shows on Mixcloud

Trainee presenter/producer positions

31/01/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project, is offering two local internships in its programming department for trainee producer/presenters.

The internship in Cape Town provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in producing content for radio programmes (ie research, scripting, etc) and presenting (interviewing, etc).

Job description for trainee producer/presenter:

* Generate interview ideas * Research topics for programme * Schedule and liaise with guests * Draft questions before and during interviews * Research, package and present programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc) * Liaise with listeners regarding programme * Take photographs / video * Updating blogs/websites * Present a radio programme (NOT DJing!)

Availability:

Successful candidates must be available to receive basic training in mid-February 2012 and be available from Monday to Friday – 8am to 2pm. The internships will run from mid-February 2012 – June 2012 (fulltime).

Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write, read and speak English and one other indigenous language. A good general knowledge is essential; a passion for news would be an advantage.

Payment:

The internship is voluntary with a small transport allowance of R1 000 per month only.

Applications should include the following:

1. Motivation letter

2. CV with at least 2 contactable references

3. Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

Please note that this is not a call for DJs or music show presenters – the aim is to produce and present a magazine programme, which will include features, interviews and talk.

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Deadline:

10 February 2012 @ 12h00

Interview process:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview process. Shortlisted candidates will have to complete a voice test, written test and face-to-face interview.

Connected 2 Jazz tribute show: Zim Ngqawana

08/12/2011

Zim Ngqawana - photograph by Charles Betz

On the 13th December 2011 at 8pm on Connected 2 Jazz ((13 December 2011 at 8pm), Nigel Vermaas will be paying tribute to the late Zim Ngqawana (25 December 1959 – 10 May 2011).

LISTEN TO THE ZIM TRIBUTE SHOW PROMO

Related posts:

Celebrating a #CapeMusic legend – Basil Moses

Celebrating the Ngcukana dynasty

My Kinda Jazz tribute to Robbie Jansen

A special tribute to Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi


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