Contribution to media

Radio 786’s contribution to media is far reaching. We believe that community radio can contribute to the industry. In doing so, we strengthen the community radio broadcasting industry and the media landscape in general.

Thus far we have been involved in the:

  •  Recommendation to  broadcasting policy
  •  Progression of staff to commercial and international media
  •  Radio 786 served as the chair to the community radio hub in the Western Cape
  • Radio 786 is currently serving as a board member to Community TV representing the media and arts sector
  • Radio 786 is a founding and serving member of the International Union of Quranic and Islamic Radios

 

Achievements

  • Honorary mention in 2011 by the Minister of Environmental & Water Affairs for our extensive coverage of COP17 International Summit held in Durban.
  • Radio 786 was elected as official media to do coverage for the South African civil society movement at the World Social Forum in Senegal.
  • Radio 786 was also the first community radio to broadcast from Sahara Park Newlands cricket grounds.

 

We have been awarded various awards for outstanding broadcasting.  The table below shows the awards that Radio 786 staff has received.

 

Year

Award

Radio 786 Programme

Description

2013

Journalist of the Year

Farmworkers Strike

National Award for News feature

2013

District 2 Sports Award

Sports Desk

Media Award of the Year

2012

PMR Award – Diamond Arrow Award

Radio Station Governance and Management

Best Muslim Radio Station

 

Finalist in the MTN Radio Awards

Taariq Jacobs News Story

News and Actuality Producer

2011

Finalist MTN Radio Award

Business and Finance Show (Community Finance Programme)

Only Community Broadcaster in the category

 

PMR Award 

Radio Station Governance and Management

Best Muslim Radio Station

2010

PMR Award – Diamond Arrow Award

Radio Station Governance and Management

Best Muslim Radio Station

2009

Western Province Sports Electronic Media Award

Sports Desk

Chess and Development Sports Category winner

 

Western Province Sports Electronic Media Award

Sports Desk

Chess and Development Sports Category winner

 

 

International Radio Festival (IRIB) Award

News and Actuality

Second Place, International Awards. Competed against 23 other countries

2008

Vodacom Journalist of the Year

 

2 Nominations

 

SABC Community Media Awards

 

Nominations in excellence in investigative journalism, excellence in developmental journalism and best producer.

2007

BBC Africa Young Broadcaster of the year

Youthopia Youth Programme

International Award for Young Broadcasters.

 

Metropolitan Cup Electronic Media Award

Sports Desk

Media of the Year in the category  sports reporting