Radio affects most intimately, person-to-person, offering a world of unspoken communication between writer-speaker and the listener. That is the immediate aspect of radio. A private experience. The subliminal depths of radio are charged with the resonating echoes of tribal horns and antique drums. This is inherent in the very nature of this medium, with its power to turn the psyche and society into a single echo chamber. (Understanding Media, McLuhan)
Innovative thinkers from across the broadcast and code spectrums form this panel examining the role of radio in contemporary, worldwide politics. From open source media solutions in sub-Saharan Africa to political activism in the former USSR, from hybrid digital & web platforms to open source software, the panel explores the continued importance of radio for independent media organisations, community enterprises and social action.
Produced by Sourcefabric.