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Video: How Africa’s Voices makes sense of skewed data

Interactive radio allows for new voices to be amplified across Africa. But, how can we listen carefully and make sense of these unstructured conversations? Further, any audience data that is collected will be skewed – because the voices are also skewed. Firstly, radio audiences are skewed in comparison to the population. In addition, those...

Policy making in an era of big data

The availability of large datasets, and the tools to link and analyse them, offer huge potential to improve the delivery and implementation of public services. A new publication from Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy presents 10 perspectives on this potential, as well as the associated practical and ethical challenges. Featuring Africa’s Voices’...

A toolkit for interactive radio shows

How can interactive radio make space for all voices? Together with the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning, Africa’s Voices developed a toolkit to help radio presenters create lively, inclusive and open debates with their audience. Designed for stations in the African continent, the toolkit is based on robust research from the Centre of Governance and Human Rights,...

Connecting research to the real-world

Academia has the greatest impact when it connects to the real-world. Cambridge’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights leads this approach with its innovative, outward-looking work. For its fifth anniversary, the University’s alumni magazine features the most ambitious initiative from the centre – Africa’s Voices. Read more

Short film: Africa’s Voices in Malawi and Zambia

In May 2013, Claudia Abreu Lopes (Head of Research at Africa’s Voices) travelled to Malawi, Zambia and Kenya for our pilot research project, accompanied by filmmaker Dominique Chadwick. They produced a film featuring radio presenters and listeners, demonstrating how Africa’s Voices gave citizens a platform to express their views. Get grounded in Africa’s...

Illustrated Booklet: RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa

‘RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa’ is an accessible and engaging starting point for radio stations to create interactive programmes. It was developed by Africa’s Voices and our partners, and now forms one part of the training we provide our media partners when planning interactive shows with them....
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Africa’s Voices Newsletter; 2022 Issue 1
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8 March 2022
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