Radio ANFANI (Niger)

communication, média alternatif

Founded by newspaper journalist Boucar in Frebruary 1999, as an offshoot of his Anfani print news weekly, Radio Anfani (FM 100MHz) in Niamey was one of Niger's first non-governmental broadcasters. Anfani was shut several times in the 1990s by the government of Col. Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara. Since the return of civilian rule in 1999, Anfani FM journalists have faced arrest and government sanctions related to their reporting on a number of occasions. Anfani provided access to the airways for opposition politicians during the military regime, and continues to broadcast domestic news in French, Hausa, Djerma, and other regional languages. The station also rebroadcasts the Voice of America and Deutsche Welle news. While private, Anfani has previously received grants from the United States government through the National Endowment for Democracy