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Radio hopes to soothe crime-torn slum.

From the heart of the crime-torn slum of Cite Soleil, Radio Boukman broadcasts a message of peace as it seeks to show that it has more to offer than gun-toting criminals, reports AFP (July 9, 2007). With Port-au-Prince's airwaves counting 55 radio stations, 95.9 FM seeks to stand out as "the radio of change," giving the capital's 300,000 slum dwellers a voice. Instead of news, Radio Boukman broadcasts creole rap and talk shows with young hosts discussing the community's woes. "We believe that it is through music, dialogue and communication that real peace and change will emerge in Cite Soleil," said programming director Tanis Jean-Louis. No one knows Radio Boukman's audience rating, but station managers believe it has become the "point of reference" for Cite Soleil residents since coming on the air a year ago. The mission of the station, which has 30 workers including some 20 volunteers, is to "create an environment of peace and teach people to live together," said Jean-Louis.
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Publication:Caribbean Update
Date:Aug 1, 2007
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