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Multimedia Service

Container garden developed from instructions transmitted on the MMS by ALIN to rural  communities in Kenya.The First Voice Multimedia Service (MMS) enables teachers, health care providers, local government officials, international aid workers and others to download detailed text and data directly from the AfriStar™ and AsiaStar™ satellites to their personal computers.

The MMS has proven invaluable to those working in regions where access to the Internet is not yet available, unreliable or prohibitively expensive, and can serve as a stand alone, or be coupled with radio programming.

ALIN Multimedia SetupSince 2000, First Voice has been providing the multimedia service to audiences throughout Africa and, in 2002, began offering the service in Asia and the Pacific.

Click here to see the sample site of the Multimedia Service.

 

 

Currently, First Voice is working on the following projects, enabling partner organizations to provide multimedia content, either on its own or in conjunction with radio programming.

In addition, several organizations provide content for the MMS to support their outreach programs. For information about having your content broadcast on the Multimedia Service, e-mail us or call +1-202-861-2261. Current content providers include (arranged by topic):

Agriculture

  • Developing Countries Farm Radio Network (DCFRN)
  • Spore

Climate & Weather

  • RANET

Community Development

  • Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) of East Africa

Education

  • UNICEF: Teachers Talking About Learning

Governance

  • World Bank Institute: Local Government on the Radio Waves

Health

  • AfriAfya: HIV/AIDS
  • Royal Perth Hospital: Malaria
  • SATELLIFE: Medical journal articles
  • Straight Talk Foundation: Reproductive health
  • Trendsetters: Reproductive Health

News

  • Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)

Technology

  • TechKnowLogia
  • Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)

 

 


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