COVID 19 (Corona Virus) has been spread around 200 countries. WHO has defined this virus as a pandemic disease. Day by day corona infection is increasing around the world. After seeing infection of corona virus in Nepal it has decided to lock down the country and using possible preventing measures. WHO declared Nepal to be one of the vulnerable country to be effected by corona virus. In this situation, ACORAB Nepal and member radio stations are conducting media campaign and awareness raising program regarding COVID 19.
CIN produces 30 minute daily live news bulletin branded as “Sajha Khabar” which goes on air in the morning at 6:00 AM and in the evening at 7:30 PM. Now the news bulleting has been extended for four times a day viewing the importance of trustworthy and reliable information to the people. 350 member stations air the bulletin at the same time. During the pandemic situation, Sajha Khabar is focusing to deliver the content related to COVID 19. Now the news bulletins are focusing on:
As we know the Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) is spreading worldwide and its safety measures is important to every individual. There are several rumours and myths about the virus. Many fake news which do not have any authenticity is posted in different social sites. Observing this matter, ACORAB Nepal has prepared and circulated a news broadcasting guideline for all the community radio to aware people and give them relevant information about corona virus.
ACORAB/CIN is producing lifeline radio program “Jeevan Rachhya” (twice a week) related to different issues of COVID 19. The produced programs are broadcasting through CIN and 350-member radio stations of ACORAB across the country. Main focus of the program is how people can protect themselves from the infection of virus. The program includes new relevant information of corona virus, myths related to it and the suggestion of expert. The radio program is also being focused on awareness raising and information dissemination to the general people as well as igniting different level government for proper planning and execution of COVID 19 controlling measure.
4. Radio Jingles/ Public Service Announcements (PSAs)ACORAB in collaboration with member radio stations has produced 19 PSAs in 19 different language related to COVID 19. The developed PSAs are broadcasting on prime news bulletin of CIN. Likewise, all 350-member radio stations of ACORAB are broadcasting the PSAs in their catchment area.