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NWMedia is the

former Radio

Netherlands

Worldwide. In recent

years, we have moved

away from traditional

international broadcasting towards a

more targeted multimedia approach.

Of course, we still firmly believe

in the power of radio, particularly

in areas affected by war or natural

disasters. We know that in the most

dire and desperate circumstances,

radio broadcasts can provide a

glimmer of hope and peace.

RNW Media makes innovative

use of traditional media. One of our

innovations is a portable radio

system known as ‘radio in a box’, or

RIAB for short. It has been specially

designed for use in countries where

radio transmitters have been

partially or completely destroyed

by a conflict or disaster.

The radio station, less than a

cubic metre in size, is equipped

with an FM transmitter, a mixing

console, microphones, headphones,

recorder sets and a laptop

computer for editing. An extra,

smaller box holds a power

generator and cables.

During the past twelve years,

RNW Media has delivered several

RIAB systems to disaster-hit

regions in Indonesia, Haiti, Chile

and Nepal. The latest shipment

went to the war-ravaged Syrian city

of Aleppo last year.

RADIO IS ESSENTIAL

“We need radio,” a local activist

told RNW Media representatives at

a conference for media NGOs

providing relief and assistance to

war-torn Syria. “We are a key

source of news in Aleppo, but we

can’t post blog stories anymore.

Online communication is dead

because of power failures. But we

need help as we’ve never made

radio before.”

SOCIAL

PARTNERSHIP

In an ever more unstable world,

where accurate news and

information are a precious

commodity,

RNW Media

is

delivering both the technology and

the content to encourage better

conditions in challenging areas

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