Community Radio Initiation for Remote Learning Program in East Nusa Tenggara

Ressi Dwiana(1*)

(1) Universitas Medan Area
(*) Corresponding Author


This paper reports the initiation of community radio as a remote learning medium in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Using qualitative method, this study examines a community radio establishment in Sumba, an underdeveloped area in East Indonesia during the global pandemic of Covid-19. The study found out that digital divide was the key factor when the Government decided to stop  face-to-face learning into online learning in March 2020. Compounded by flash floods and landslides in April 2021 in the midst pandemic, a group of civil society initiated a community radio for remote learning located in Melolo, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, providing educational services for the community. 


community radio; remote learning; digital divide; Covid-19

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