Sahadou Ali Zato, expert of Beninese community radios

May 10, 2021

Episode #10 of Correspondances, podcast of the newsmakers.

Sahadou Ali Zato, 57, is an expert in community radio. He is a busy man, who regularly travels to Africa to give advice on media and organisational management.

Originally from Bembéréké, in the North of Benin, Sahadou Ali Zato grew up in a rural environment and spends all his holidays on the farm, in the village. His father, who had the chance to study, became a sort of local notable - first a teacher and then a primary school inspector, always very involved in the life of his community.

It is from his parents that Sahadou Ali Zato derives his sensitivity to others and his sense of duty. His entire career has been marked by the desire to pass on his knowledge, to help and to accompany others. As well as by his attachment to radio, born with his ear glued to the old family radio set in Benin in the 1960s... Correspondances, the newsmakers' podcast, highlights the women and men who, all over the world, are committed to informing their fellow human beings.

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