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The Voice of Peace - Radio Program

in Cotabato City

Two hosts of the Peace Radio Program in Cotabato City
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The peace radio program, Bangsamoro Ngayon: Tinig ng Kapayapaan (Bangsamoro Today: The Voice of Peace) is a weekly one-hour radio program produced by the Kutawato Multimedia Network (KuMuNet) with the support of forumZFD. The peace radio program aims to address the information gap between key peace process actors and the tri-people grassroots communities by providing timely and relevant updates and information on the Bangsamoro Peace Process as well as other social issues in Mindanao. Aside from the Bangsamoro peace process, the peace radio program also takes up and discusses relevant issues such as human rights, gender-based violence, disaster risk reduction and management, and environmental protection.

The peace radio program was conceptualized to create an informed constituency actively engaged in shaping the course of the Bangsamoro peace process on the one hand, and to provide a medium for popular advocacy on other social issues on the other hand. A two-way approach that allows for the provision of timely and relevant information and also generating popular opinions by providing a platform for dialogue and participation of tri-people grassroots communities and local CSOs.

While social media and other technological advancements has taken over the communication arena, radio remains to be a powerful communication and information medium particularly in rural areas where internet is less accessible. The need to reach out to broader audience has become an imperative especially during the critical stages of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), now known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) where it went through challenging processes before it was passed into law.

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