Birgitte Jallov

Women on the Global Community Airwaves

Women on the Global Community Airwaves

is a podcast series Women on the global community airwaves bringing you stories from around the world. The stories are brought to you by me, Birgitte Jallov.

Birgitte Jallov is the founding Director of EMPOWERHOUSE, and has since 1980 supported community media most of the 70 countries, where she has worked. Convinced that values are at the core of good developments, hers are found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Feminism and the principle that people should speak for themselves.

Birgitte is an advocate, trainer, midwife and believer in the power of building sustainable ‘people’s communication channels’ and women’s important role in and around the media. Birgitte’s experience around the power of community media – and how to turn them sustainable – is reflected in her book: ‘EMPOWERMENT RADIO – Voices building a community’.

1983– Birgitte, a young volunteer in the women’s radio ‘Women Waves’

Birgitte’s work with community media happens in many different ways – as policy advice to governments,  media organisations and development funders, as an adviser and trainer, designing capacity building processes, as an evaluator documenting community media impactas an activist advancing the space for and understanding of community media. And no matter how Birgitte works with all this, the space for and rights of women and girls is always a part of it.