Women's Radio in Jordan
Matt Cowley about about 5 years ago
Xeni Jardin over at Boing Boing has a fantastic guest post about the trials of women’s radio in Jordan.
Due to the interesting vagaries of Jordanian media law, including the ability to revoke licenses at will and an additional 50% fee to any station that plans news or political content, radio has had to take some extraordinarily creative measures in getting its broadcasts to the people. This is an excellent examination of two things: the power of radio as a socially constructive voice, and the importance of radio’s evolution onto the Internet.
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