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Open Your Ears to the Sounds of the World With GV Radio

Global Voices Radio image by Kevin Rothrock

Global Voices Radio image by Kevin Rothrock

Global Voices is taking to the virtual airwaves!

We are excited to launch Global Voices Internet Radio. Our community has been creating and curating sounds from around the world, which you can access on your computer or mobile device. Keeping with our mission, GV Radio will highlight and amplify voices and music from around the world available on a livestreaming platform 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This new project is made possible with the support of Sourcefabric through their Airtime Pro platform.

Global Voices programming

GV Radio will bring our listeners content from all over the world and in different languages, reflecting the diversity of our global community.

To begin our broadcasting, we will dip into our archives to feature our award-winning Global Voices podcasts on a variety of topics. We will also bring you audio from some of our GV Face hangout series, as well as presentations from our recent Global Voices Summit in Cebu, Philippines.

indexMembers of our community have also been contributing with original programming of their own, such as an Iranian music podcast created by our Lingua Farsi editor Mazyar Mahdavifar and an African music show called Africa Cheza by James Propa. In addition, more music has been contributed by our Rising Voices project The South of South from Mérida, Mexico. More projects from around the world are currently in development.

Partners and featured podcasts

We have established several exciting podcast partnerships, including with Latin American digital storytelling program Radio Ambulante, whose episodes will be broadcast on GV Radio.

Thanks to a partnership with music bloggers community Music Alliance Pact (MAP), we will also air a selection of interesting and diverse world music from more than 30 countries as curated by MAP member from Australia through their monthly Mapcasts.

Every two weeks, we will feature audio content from new podcast partners, who were identified by our community or suggested by our listeners. Through these partnerships, we aim to bring their podcasting work to a wider global audience so they receive the recognition that they deserve. If you have suggestions for non-profit grassroots podcasts to feature in future programming, please contact us.

Other GV Radio partners are:

The Papuan Voices Soundtrack (West Papua)

Papuan Voices is a video advocacy initiative working with Papuan activists to more effectively tell their stories to the world. In 2011-12 EngageMedia and Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation collaborated with local organisations in Jayapura and Merauke to teach Papuan activists video production and distribution skills. In 2013 and 2014, we partnered with Belantara Papua and Yayasan Teratai Hati Papua to host a series of video workshops in Wamena and Sorong.

Jamaat ul Mausiqi (Pakistan)

Jamaat-ul-Mausiqi is the Pakistani music podcast you've spent the last ten years waiting for. We dig out the underground, revel in the glorious past, and rhapsodise about the coming revolution. Run by Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) and Shaheryar Popalzai (@spopalzai).

Pinarra Aku (Australia)

Pinarra Aku is a children’s language radio show, teaching Warumungu language. Created by BRA Artistic Director, Kathy Burns, whom co-hosts the show with Rosemary Plummer (Traditional Owner). The show is to educate and keep language alive. Rosemary and Kathy have been creating songs together and teaching language since 2011. They have combined their love of language and education to develop, ‘Pinarra Aku’.

We are working on a GV Radio page where you'll find all of the necessary links to learn more about the sounds that we are featuring. It will also include a widget with what is playing, what is coming up, and in which language.

This project is a work in progress, and we'd like to hear from you what you like and don't like, as well as suggestions for future programming.

Stay tuned!

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