The members of the Bush Radio newsroom recently produced two videos* as part of their training at the station. Besides their radio duties the volunteer run newsroom is exploring ways to use basic technology to share news content in a converged media environment. If you have any feedback on these video clips please mail firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
Unemployment: Our goal with the unemployment video was to show the high rate of unemployment in South Africa. Unemployment is directly linked to poverty. Our goal was to show how one woman who lives in the township and is unemployed, how she lives and her daily struggles. In the country the huge contrast between rich and poor is so visible and needs serious attention.
Homosexuality in Black and White: We have reported on stories such as the killing of Zoliswa Nkonyana who was stoned to death in Khayelitsha because she was a lesbian, which provoked outrage amongst activists. This story and many similar ones in Cape Town made us decide on focusing on homosexuality with our second video. Our goal with the homosexuality video was to show how differently gays and lesbians are treated in South Africa.
*The videos were shot using a Canon PowerShot A22 camera and edited on Windows Movie Maker.
Both videos were originally published on Bushradionews