To give the utmost benefit to the communities they serve community radio stations should have a social agenda and should never be motivated by making a profit. Whenever possible they should also engage communities to get involved in decision-making and to participate as much as they can in community events.
Community radio stations in Africa and other parts of the developing world are a highly important tool for enabling isolated communities to voice their opinions and concerns. This blog concentrates on how community radio, particularly in Africa, discusses with ordinary rural citizens issues that are central to them. This could be sharing farming tips, helping to educate the illiterate, or combating HIV and other diseases.