BBC World Service Trust, with USAID funds, helps Nigerian radio stations replace "dilapidated equipment" (updated).
Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Print Send a link
Update: The Nation (Lagos), 4 Mar 2011, Dr Ray Firkland is the Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission, interviewed by Evelyn Osagie: "What is the nature of your organisation’s partnership with British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC World Service Trust (BBCWST)? Firkland: Well, we have an agreement, a partnership with the BBC World Trust on the Media Support for Strengthening Advocacy Good Governance and Empowerment (MESSAGE). The United States is committed to supporting such broad-based participation. The promotion of a stronger participation requires responsive government and public participation with an unbiased media. Together, we have been presenting some equipment to some radio stations across the country, the recent ones were in Lagos. BBCWST is providing the technical expertise and airtime, and other contributions. We are providing financial assistance. So, it’s a real partnership . It’s not just a US programme."