16 Oct Radio Civic interviewed by Radio France International
The journalists of Radio France International (RFI) Romania have interviewed Radio Civic volunteers in Romania. Simona Fortan from Radio Civic Varvoru de Jos, Mira Balan from Radio Civic Sfantu Gheorghe, and Liana Ganea from the Grassroots Radio project partner ActiveWatch have had the chance to speak about their experience and expectations in regards to community radio.
“For over a year, the locals from Sfântu Gheorghe and Vârvoru de Jos have had access to the news that interests them directly and can get to know their culture and traditions better through interviews and reports made by volunteers working at the two local stations of Radio Civic”, wrote RFI Romania, introducing the interview.
“Some do neighborhood radios, others do community radio and have a super audience and a license from CNA (hard to get). In Romania, there are two of these. Others like them are in Ireland and Portugal. In Vârvoru de Jos and in Sfântu Gheorghe in the Delta, people make shows for their people and they did not get involved in the political campaign”, wrote Andreea Pietrosel (the RFI journalist who hosted the interview) on her Facebook page.
The interview with RFI is an important achievement for Radio Civic, which recognizes the hard voluntary work undertaken by local volunteers and project partners to keep the radio working with good contents and significant efforts in terms of technical maintenance and administrative tasks. Well done, Radio Civic, and ad maiora!