The Network of Community Media in Tanzania TADIO with support from Vikes is planning to train TADIO member community radio ICT personnel who will be responsible for making sure that their radio stations steams via a soon to be launched radio portal by TADIO. This was said by TADIO Project Officer, Ms. Saumu Bakari during the first of the five trainings on how to operate the radio portal conducted in Dar es Salaam.
“Today we have started with you but we will train all radio stations under TADIO umbrella on how to utilize this portal. My appeal to you is you make use of this portal. It is developed specifically for TADIO member radio stations so that you can reach more audiences,” added Ms. Saumu.
On his part, Mr. Peik Johansson from Vikes insisted on following good manners while writing the stories which will be published on the portal. He said that, a good heading with captivating story and a good photo which is well captioned will surely make your story stand out.
Another trainer from Vikes, Mr. Markku Liukkonen trained about the live stream and how they can set the streaming on their own radio stations. Mr. Markku also trained the on TADIO member community radio ICT personnel on how to update the radio information on the portal. Mr. Markku told the TADIO member community radio ICT personnel that they should train other journalists on how to use the portal so that they can publish the stories on their own.
“Now we have trained you as the administrators of your pages. You have the ability to add more users who will be publishing stories on the portal. If you face any challenge, don’t hesitate to contact me or Ayubu or Amua – we will be available to assist you”, he said.
Mr. Christian Kilewa from Kilosa FM who attended the training, thanked TADIO and Vikes for the training and asked TADIO to conduct a workshop to radio owners on the importance of this portal so that they (ICT people) will get full support from them. “I am very happy for this opportunity as we have never streamed live before in our station. We ask TADIO to educate our radio owners on the importance of live streaming so that they can provide the necessary funding and support to the radio to go and stay online.” He said. After this training, local trainers Mr. Ayubu Lulesu and Mr. Amua Rushita will visit the radio stations which attended the training to facilitate the installation of the live streaming software. This training is one of the five trainings to be conducted by VIkes aiming at equipping the TADIO member community radio ICT personnel with necessary knowledge on publishing stories and live streaming on the portal.