May 7, 2010
For the most part, shortwave has become a medium of last resort. That's not to say there are several countries in the world where it remains a very important medium, especially to reach rural areas. Radio Bar-Kulan is a Somali speaking station trying to unite the different factions in Somali. It's a difficult task, especially with the news this week of yet another journalist being killed in Mogadishu. Which is why I have enorous respect for the journalists behind Radio Bar-Kulan (meeting point) who are using shortwave, FM and the web to reach Somalis and discuss a plan B. There is a 16 minute video interview with the launch director of the station sitting here . Enjoy it if you have the bandwidth.