Environmental Magazines on Lao National Radio and TV

Based on recommendations from an international development communication expert, two environmental magazines broadcast by Lao National Radio (LNR) and Lao National TV (LNTV) and supported by ProCEEd since January 2013 have been evaluated and reshaped in June 2013. LNR’s weekly environmental radio magazine is broadcast every Monday morning from 08:00 - 08:30. Viewers of LNTV can watch the corresponding TV magazine every Sunday evening from 19:00 - 19:30.


Starting in July 2013, the LNR and LNTV production teams intend to cooperate more closely with ProCEEd and the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) of the Ministry of Natural resources and Environment (MoNRE). Joint monthly meetings develop a production plan based on ProCEEd’s major topics – climate change, biodiversity and environmental protection – and on important events that ProCEEd and MoNRE are planning for the month in question, e.g. conferences, exhibitions, trainings, environmental bus tours, award ceremonies etc. ProCEEd provides LNR and LNTV with background information, fact sheets and press releases for these productions. This will enhance the quality and accuracy of the magazines.


LNR and LNTV plan to complement news, official government statements, spots and songs with a people’s perspective, possibly by interviewing ordinary citizens, Lao scientists or companies on their views on environmental issues so that the same issue could be discussed from different angles. Interactive journalistic formats such as mini-dramas, call-in or quizz should make the magazines more lively and entertaining. Thus, listeners can better understand  the information on complex issues such as climate change or biodiversity protection.


These nationwide broadcastings support ProCEEd's objective that knowledge, attitudes and behavior related to the environment, biodiversity and climate change in Laos will improve through better access to relevant information.Rural target groups should be empowered to better mitigate and adapt to climate change and risks, and protect biodiversity and the environment in general. ProCEEd supports this broad scope of measures through capacity development in all relevant fields of journalistic and communication skills in close cooperation with MoNRE and other strategic partners in the mass media, government and non-government organizations.



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