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Women sharing crucial information across Lake Kariba via radio
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Friday, 23 September 2016 19:11

Zubo Women on-air at ZongweFM in Sinazongwe / Zambia: The sampler of four tracks presents excerpts from recent live shows on the community radio station Zongwe FM in Sinazongwe / Zambia. While broadcasts are still continuing, the sampler already shares a “teaser” for the release of all the 10 live shows in full.

source / listen: https://archive.org/details/Zubo_Women_on-air

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ZONGWE.FM broadcasting again
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Saturday, 28 May 2016 14:44

Good news from Sinazongwe Community Radio - Ngazi yamano. After a long period of suspended services due to problems to obtain the relevant licensing the station is back on air and the management board sent the following progress report.

 

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UN's historic freedom of information agreement
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Monday, 28 September 2015 16:07

By Christian Gramsch, Director DW Akademie, Bonn / Germany
The most crucial item carried by most refugees on their difficult journeys are their smartphones. Why? Because smartphones are sources of vital information – for mapping routes, receiving updates about the political situation, making their journeys safer, and hearing from their loved ones. Smartphones also allow refugees to share their experiences and communicate with others. Here we are talking about fundamental human rights: the right to freedom of movement, the right to physical integrity, the right to family, and the right of freedom of expression and information.

Alongside other basic rights, the United Nations has included the right to access information as part of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted this past weekend at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York. This is a historic step.

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one man - one note. ReCalling Siachilaba
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Sunday, 09 August 2015 19:14

exhibition in Strobl, Kunsthaus Deutschvilla

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Gwanza Photography Workshop empowering Women in Siachilaba
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Monday, 16 December 2013 17:11

The photography workshop was conducted 5-7 November 2013 to empower rural women in Siachilaba / Binga with photographic skills so that they can tell their own day to day experiences through their own eyes. Since most of the pictures we see are taken by the foreign media and strangers to their community, this was an opportunity for the women to learn how they can document and give a true reflection of their plight through photography.  It served as a preparatory stage of the cultural Tales of Resilience project which involves, the Tonga community in Siachilaba / Binga, Basilwizi Development Trust, AZFA, Tonga.online, Time's Up, an artists organisation based in Austria and Gwanza, an organisation which promotes photography in Zimbabwe, based in Harare.

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Fostering social accountability through community radio
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Tuesday, 16 April 2013 09:55
By Lilian Kiefer / PSAf

GOOD governance focuses on the extent to which governments enact and implement policies in the interest of all citizens and the effective translation of public resources into public services. Decentralisation, a process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority allows for popular participation in implementation of policies ensuring interests of all citizens. This process is key in ensuring good governance as it allows for citizens’ participation in the planning and policy-making as well as implementation systems which would otherwise be highly centralised.

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Twaabane Times - Sharing Information
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:32

The newsletter Twaabane Times' name is derived from a Tonga word: "Twaabane" which means "sharing". This newsletter is called as such because its intention is to improve information dissemination, sharing and access to ICT in the Zambezi valley. It is prepared and published by Tonga.Online ICT and Cultural Promotion Project. The project operates under Basilwizi Trust.

It covers salient events that happen in the Zambezi valley. These stories are expressed in the form of poems, news stories and word puzzles. These stories, poems and word puzzles are written by well trained media club members from 10 Information Technology centres (ITCs) around the Zambezi valley.

This month's issue has hot stories that may give you a hint of what is happening in Binga and Information Technology centres which closely work with Basilwizi Trust. Gowing through them would surely be worthwhile...

more: http://www.basilwizi.org/

 
Women Filmmakers Festival in Binga
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011 18:02
Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFOZ) is excited to take the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) outreach to the Matabeleland North town of  Binga for the first time. The project will take place from the 5 to the 8 of December 2011 where local films will be screened to the Binga audiences. Located in Matabeleland North, 450km away from Bulawayo, Binga district has a population of about 118 842 people. Targeting an audience of about 5000 people, IIFF will screen the films Nyami nyami amaji abulozi (Nyaminyami and the Evil Eggs), Peretera maneta (Spell my Name) and I Want A Wedding Dress. Each film is specifically chosen for the community because of its theme, content and relevance.  Nyami nyami is an adaptation of ancient Tonga folklore. Peretera maneta tackles child sexual abuse, while I Want A Wedding Dress focuses on HIV and AIDS and behavioural change, particularly amongst young people.
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Siabuwa Solar Project installation
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Thursday, 02 December 2010 21:29
another look at the design
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Ars Electronica: Deep Space LIVE
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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 20:48

Theme: "Between Rapacious Self-Interest and a Clear Conscience"

Linz / Austria
May 20, 2010 / 8 PM
@ Ars Electronica Center

Peter Kuthan (sociologist and chairman of the Austria
Zimbabwe Friendship Association) and Horst Hörtner (director of the Ars Electronica
Futurelab) will host a Deep Space LIVE presentation and discussion
"dedicated to emerging ideas, promising visions and countervailing concepts".

Certainly, Tonga.Online will be a reference point for these elaborations.

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Ö1 - Broadcasts
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Friday, 17 February 2006 21:15
Ö1 Radiokolleg Broadcasts (in german): 13th Feb., 14th Feb., 15th Feb., 16th Feb.
These files are provided thanks to Andreas Wolf and ORF. read more
 
Contribution to education Highway
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Saturday, 20 November 2004 19:44
Contribution to education Highway, a lecture about Tonga.Online - see video (in german), read more .
 
Interview for 8goals4future
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Saturday, 20 November 2004 19:40

See video of interview Keith Goddard and Hedi Kuthan for 8goals4future read more

 
Soundbridge
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Saturday, 02 October 2004 21:21
Soundbridge, ars electronica 2004, read more
 
Thomas Mapfumo
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Saturday, 29 May 2004 21:26
Thomas Mapfumo and Windhund recorded at the Porgy & Bess in Vienna, read more
 
Interviews by Theo Sianyuka and Isaac Munzaba
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Wednesday, 23 July 2003 20:54

Radio Interviews
with Isaac Munzaba, National FM, ZBC
and Theo Sianyuka, Tonga.Online Project
23 July 2003
Topic: Youth and Computers

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Andachtsjodler
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Sunday, 01 December 2002 00:00
listen to Andachtsjodler by Binga Highschool Choir + Otto Lechner & Windhund
see windhund tour for more info
 
The Loop
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Saturday, 05 October 2002 21:07
Explore The LOOP, a feature of Tonga.Online for the Ars Electronica 2002 in Linz Austria.
 
The Loop
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Saturday, 05 October 2002 11:22

Listen to the LOOP broadcast, read more

 
The Loop, Radiotopia
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Saturday, 05 October 2002 11:22

Listen to Radiotopia Material of the LOOP, read more