Monday, February 25, 2008
Chad - National Radio station archive plundered
I saw some newswire last week indicating that the national radio station in Chad was looted during the recent unrest there and that they were now operating out of a temporary facility. Al Jazeera English ran a story today confirming it and showing some pictures of the devastation. The fire damaged material is, of course, irreplaceable. But I would offer phone cards as a reward for any tapes/discs which are returned to the station - a kind of historic amnesty, since the tapes and discs are useless to most people. This report says it would cost US 6 million dollars to rebuild the station - now that's where I disagree. Use the opportunity to rethink the current way of working!