ICDB celebration sparks new collaborations for Radijojo


An exciting outcome of broadcasters all over the world celebrating the ICDB is the collaboration across national and cultural boundaries spearheaded by Radijojo, the first international children’s radio program. In the wake of their five-hour-long ICDB programming on 7 March, including the shows “A Journey through Africa,” and “This is Europe,” we received this enthusiastic update from Thomas Röhlinger, Radijojo’s Editor-in-Chief.

“We are happy to announce that our Transatlantic contributions to the ICDB will air on the U.S.-based Pacifica Radio’s weekly series “Sprouts”! The show contains interviews with Buffy Sainte-Marie and Innuit Tribal Elder Angangaaq, plus a self composed song by German primary school kids called “Little Native Indian Boy” that has also received airtime on Hopi FM in Arizona. The show is now in final technical check at Pacifica. Here is the link to the show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9c5n6d

We received collaboration inquiries from SBS Australia. We have already started cooperation with ICDB 2009 winner radio Rádio Justiça. This week, we also start collaboration with the UNICEF-supported school radio network Aprender con la Rádio in Buenos Aires – one of our colleagues is in Argentina now. Public Broadcasting/UNESCO Sri Lanka asked us for cooperation on a project on literature in April. Also, Chris Schuepp contacted us because of our Kyrgysztan ICDB project and linked us with the kids radio Salam in Kyrgysztan. We also expect ICDB materials from The Gambia soon.”


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