Recovery and stabilization in Central African Republic, medias

Recovery and stabilization in Central African Republic, medias


Support the involvement of the media in the process of building social cohesion and working together for development and encourage closer collaboration between radio stations, CSOs and local authorities.
Facilitate access to information on the issues of decentralisation and justice.
Assist in the redeployment of decentralised services and reinforcement of local powers, and foster the provision of basic services and economic recovery
700 K
+ 100Trained professionnals

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In 2012-2013, the Central African Republic (CAR) experienced an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, resulting in thousands of deaths and huge numbers of displaced persons. Now, this country of 4.6 million inhabitants, which has been rocked by a series of political-military crises since its independence in 1960, is struggling to attain stability. The Bangui Forum, which concluded on 11 May 2015, was an important step in the country's transition phase. The Forum's conclusions focused on issues such as the timeline for elections and beginning the process of reconciliation between warring parties.


Against this highly unstable political background, the Central African media are barely subsisting and struggling to make an impact (lack of financial and human resources, poor equipment and training). Radio, in particular community radio, is the only real mass medium capable of reaching the Central African public, irrespective of its level of education and literacy.

The Recovery and stabilization in Central African Republic, medias project is run by Expertise France in partnership with CFI, the French media cooperation agency, and ASF, Avocats sans frontières Belgium, with funding from the European Union (Bêkou Trust Fund). The project aims to provide support, in two selected locations, for the redeployment of local authorities, for the strengthening of consultation, justice and local media, and for socio-economic recovery, with an inclusive, participatory approach. The first phase of the project consists in drawing up a profile of four pre-selected locations (Berberati, Bangassou, Bambari and Bria), before selecting the two areas where the project will be implemented.

The media component of the project, managed by CFI and its partner, ARC (the Association of Central African Community Radio Stations), aims to establish better collaboration between radio stations, civil society organisations and local authorities so as to foster social cohesion, to facilitate access by the people to information of public interest and to support efforts to redeploy decentralised services in the two selected locations.

"Thanks to this training, especially during the public debate in Wapo, the radio station came into contact with the listeners, it became theirs!"
Constant Dipot, Chief Editor of Radio Zoukpana

Project beneficiaries

  • Community radio stations, Association des Radios Communautaires de Centrafrique (ARC)
  • Civil society organisations, local NGOs, local small businesses
  • The most vulnerable sections of the population, young people and women
  • Decentralised pubic services and formal and traditional local authorities.


Profile/map of local stakeholders (authorities, CSOs, radio stations, etc.)

Report on the situation of radio stations and contribution to the drafting of a 'map of the land', a local development planning tool that will help to clearly identify all existing stakeholders (detailed mapping of local stakeholders, their relationships, constraints and needs in the area of access to the media).

Consultation session

A session for consultation between local authorities and local media stakeholders will be held.

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March 23, 2017

In the Central African Republic, the hot-topic debate concerns social cohesion

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Training in the basics of journalism and editorial management

Researching and prioritising information for a given audience, interviewing, reporting and recording, writing and presenting of radio news, ethics and social responsibility in journalism, and strengthening of the skills of managers and chief editors when it comes to the establishment of information processing systems and programme schedules.

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April 4, 2017

Radio & management in Berberati

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October 30, 2017

Radio Zoukpana relocates for a special day in Wapo

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May 10, 2018

Tailored coaching for a Bria radio station

From 31 March to 11 April 2018, the entire team of the Central African Republic radio station La Voix de Barangabaké underwent training in the...
February 27, 2019

A sensitive journalistic approach to conflict in the Central African Republic

Sixteen professional journalists from radio stations mentored under the Relèvement et Stabilisation [Recovery & Stabilisation] project met up in...
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Training in the production of radio magazines

Design and hosting of news and awareness programmes on the issues relevant to the project.

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July 12, 2017

What role do radio stations play within a community?

After taking part in a training session in company management, six radio stations in the Central African Republic have chosen to create a...
October 30, 2017

A contest between radio stations in CAR

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April 8, 2018

Combining family life with professional training: a nanny in Bangui for Ornella’s son

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Richard Goutia – "Le petit" (the little one) now has a voice

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Creation of a synergistic production and broadcasting network

Synergistic production and network broadcasting of programmes on topics of common interest to the various ARC radio stations, related to issues relevant to the 3R project and requiring access to sources located in Bangui or elsewhere in the country.

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May 15, 2018

Programme broadcasting in synergy for six Central African Republic radio stations

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Increase in the broadcasting range of radio stations at a regional level

This action will allow the two radio stations selected for the project to extend their broadcasting range to six additional priority urban centres, which are currently isolated and very vulnerable, and to reach a wider audience more effectively.

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February 27, 2019

Radio Zoukpana goes regional!

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June 26, 2019

Brand new equipment for the Central African Republic radio station Voix de Barangbake!

Between April and June 2019, two technicians from the ARC [Association of Community Radio Stations] in the Central African Republic installed new...

Operational support for the ARC

Support in the areas of management and running the network.

Enhancing the management and viability of the two radio stations in the regions selected

Training in team management, management of charitable organisations and community mobilisation organised for the heads of radio stations and sponsor establishments, and in situ management training sessions.

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July 12, 2019

Recovery and stabilisation in the CAR - closing seminar in Bangui

The closing seminar of the media aspect of the project brought together the 6 Central African radio stations that received support and was held...
July 13, 2020

Recovery and stabilization in Central African Republic, results 2019

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