PHOTOS: Radio in Haiti


Radio is the number one media of Haiti. The number one source of news and the number one source of music. I have heard many explanations for this fact: mountainous terrain, unreliable electricity and high rates of illiteracy, all of which limit the reach of print, internet and television. But for me these factors can’t entirely explain the Haitian radio phenomenon. Traveling around the country this summer, visiting stations and meeting their listeners, it was clear that radio has become part of a tradition of oral communication, one that has connected and sustained communities on this island for centuries. Some photos from along the way:

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