News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 58 on 9 February 2001

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THE INTERNET MEETS RADIO - NEW CONTENT FORMS FOR RURAL AUDIENCES

9 February 2001

New media change the form in which old media operate. Although the not-for-profit sector in Africa does not have commercial motives, its work can often suggest ways in which new media will develop. The absence of the need for purely financial payback allows it to experiment and to meet the needs of audiences not yet part of the market. This week there has been a cluster of new announcements that focus on bringing together digital content, the internet and radio. WorldSpace Corporation has publicly announced is digital audio broadcast system. Panos’ new Interworld Radio initiative has opened for business. In…