Video: Community radios mobilise rural communities in Niger

The population in Niger depends on community radio for information.

85 per cent of the population lives in the country side and with only one in five being literate, radio is the only media accessible to everyone. The country’s 184 community radios run mostly by volunteers, provide the citizens with essential, local information from their respective areas. But they also play a larger role, according to Moussa Hassane, coordinator of the National Coordination of Community Radios in Niger, CN-Racom.


IMS has supported CN-Racom and the community radios in Niger since 2014.
Since 2018, IMS runs a programme covering the fragile, conflict-ridden border zone between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, where continued support to the community radios is one of the components.