Radio Kerry and Open Doors Initiative Speak Up Training Programme for marginalised communities



Do you want to have your voice heard


The Open Doors Initiative has teamed up with Radio Kerry to provide the Speak Up training programme for Open Doors participants.


Speak Up looks to address the imbalance in media by training marginalised groups. Many minority groups don’t have the confidence to speak with the media or in some cases have had a previous negative experience of media coverage.


Radio Kerry has always sought to be The Voice of the Kingdom – and it is important to us that this includes all voices. Speak Up provides training in areas such as media Literacy skills, things like storytelling, interview skills, recording, editing, podcasting and media law. 


As part of the week participants get hands on experience in putting a two hour radio show together which is broadcast live the following Saturday morning from 9 to 11am on Radio Kerry. The participants with the help of the trainer and programme presenter get to decide on the content, research and produce it themselves and use it as an opportunity to tell stories they wish to highlight or challenge misconceptions. As well as being broadcast in a primetime slot on Radio Kerry, the participant organisations are also given a podcast of the final show for use on their own websites or social media.


The training will run online from November 22nd to 27th. 


We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities. We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for this training please email a letter of interest and your CV to

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