Media and Conflict Programme Evaluation
Amr Abdalla, LL.B., M.A. and Nancy Torrey, M.A., Search for Common Ground
An external USIP (United States Institute of Peace) evaluation of Talking Drum Studio’s radio programming in Monrovia, Liberia, was conducted by Amr Abdalla and Nancy Torrey. TDS’s goal is to use media to promote and support peacebuilding efforts and conflict resolution in a post-civil war environment. Key findings include:
- Talking Drum Studio is a leader and a laboratory for the development of a new type of media project in conflict situations: Intended Outcomes Media
- The case studies conducted during the research mission reveal the direct causal effect that TDS staff and programs have had on making Liberia a safer and better place for its own people and for their neighbors
- Due to the great desire in Liberia for increased TDS programming, it is recommended that TDS focus some of its resources on finding ways to expand its reach to existing and additional audiences
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