Newcomer’s Radio seeks to make it easy for migrants to speak between, and out of their new communities.
Voice doesn’t require literacy, and can include people on the far side of the digital divide.
During the UnCommons Berliner Gazette conference in October 2015, Alex who represented Sponge took part in a team to build Newscomerad.io.
Mixing telephony and Internet communication, NR is a voice platform that scales from a small voice chatroom to large call-in radio show. Conversations are organized across multiple channels, and programs within those channels. To host, listen, or participate in a program requires only a phone, but audio can be drawn from archives or, in some situations, distributed through podcasts or FM radio. Links to channels and programs are easily shared and spread.
Team members (so far):