RBO Founder Trustee & Managing Editor, Klaus Juergen Schmidt, has worked as a broadcaster for more than 40 years in different cultural environments.
He was involved as FES-Head of Project for 4 years (1985-88) in the establishment of Radio 4, the Educational Channel of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasting in seven local languages. This project saw the introduction of a successful, large scale listener participation in the production of radio programs from a grassroot level.
 
       

Klaus Jürgen Schmidt
born / geboren 1944 ...

           
… as a "young pioneer" of the East German youth-movement busy to come to know "friendship between the peoples of the world" à la GDR, later — in West Germany — busy to get involved into "street-revolution" à la 1968, finally — marching along corridors of public radio stations, and armed with pencil and microphone — busy to struggle for "solidarity with the people of the Third World"…         ... lernte als Kind Junge-Pionier-Arbeit und "Völkerfreundschaft" à la DDR kennen, später in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland "Strassenrevolution" à la 1968 und das Ringen um Dritte-Welt-Solidarität beim Redakteursmarsch über Korridore öffentlich-rechtlicher Funkhäuser ...
           
... als Radio-Reporter Annäherung an die Fremde:
Indochina, Pazifische Inselwelt, Südostasien, Lateinamerika, Nordafrika, Arabien ...


… as a radio-reporter approaching alien environments:
Indochina, the world of Pacific-islands, South East Asia, Latin America, North Africa, Arabia ...
       
           
        ... Anfang der Achtziger das Experiment, Menschen aus Nord und Süd über Satellitenschaltungen miteinander ins Gespräch zu bringen, bei Matinee-Veranstaltungen auf der Bühne des Bremer Übersee-Museums, live übertragen von drei Radiostationen ...

… in the early Eighties, an experimental dialogue between people in North and South via satellite, during early morning talk-shows on a stage at the Bremen Overseas Museum, live on three German radio stations …
           
... seither vielfältige Medien-Versuche, Menschen des Südens eine eigene Stimme zu geben, u.a. ... Leitung eines Bildungsradio-Projektes der Friedrich Ebert Stiftung bei der Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation in Afrika ...

… since then, several efforts to make Southern voices heard on the Northern dominated information highway, e.g. as Head of a project sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and establishing an educational radio channel at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation in Africa ...
       
           
        ... Gründung und Betrieb von "Radiobrücke Übersee" in Deutschland und "Radio Bridge Overseas" in Simbabwe, eine Multimedia-Initiative mit Trainingsofferten für junge Journalisten aus Nord und Süd — Stimmen des Südens für Ohren im Norden ...

… founding and operating of "Radiobrücke Übersee" in Germany and "Radio Bridge Overseas" in Zimbabwe, a multimedia-approach, offering training for young journalists from the North and the South, and bringing authentic stories from the South to the ears of listeners in South and North…
           
... eingeladen als "Weltweites Projekt" zur EXPO 2000 in Hannover ...

… invited as a "Worldwide Project" to participate at EXPO 2000, the world exposition in Hannover / Germany.

... KJS ist nach jahrzehntelangem Leben und Arbeiten in der Südwelt in die Nordwelt zurückgekehrt...

… After decades of living and working in the Southern world, KJS has settled again in the Northern world....
       
           
         
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