association h2n (h2n) is a mozambican non-governmental organization that offers innovative programs to expand community-based communication; works to disseminate effective messages for the promotion of public health; endeavors to promote gender equality; encourages youth engagement; facilitates civic participation; and supports early childhood development. h2n also works to improve health reporting in the media, promote inclusive media and aid the adoption and use of audiovisual tools and digital communication technologies.

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Head of EU delegation visits h2n, Midia Lab and TV Surdo, addressing education, gender and inclusion

On Thursday afternoon, the head of the EU delegation in Mozambique, Mr. Antonio Sánchez-Benedito Gaspar, visited h2n and its sister organizations Midia Lab and TV Surdo. The delegation was established in 1985 and represents the European Union in the country. The Ambassador spoke with staff members and recorded television interviews. “Without education, there is no future for the children or […]

Training the next generation of communicators and agents for social change in Cabo Delgado

Despite the twin challenges of a virulent pandemic and a violent insurgency, h2n’s Youth Hub program continues to expand into new districts in Cabo Delgado. The program, which provides coaching and mentorship in communication, radio journalism, television production, life skills and civic participation for young people, is based on close collaboration with local community radio stations in the province. The […]

Authenticity and context reinforce effectiveness of coronavirus prevention messages

As more and more songs from the “Juntos Somos + Fortes” initiative are being played on radio, television and social media, many people are starting to learn the songs and sing along with them. The initiative is part of a broader Covid-19 communication campaign funded by Norway and features Mozambican musicians singing songs with coronavirus prevention messages in local languages. […]

Gender Communication Network members record women’s narratives in Metuge Camp

In the beginning of the year, h2n established the core of the Gender Communication Network (GCN) in Cabo Delgado, a network of community radio reporters focused on issues related to gender equality and the promotion and protection of women’s rights in the province. The main purpose of the GCN is to promote public debate and accountability around structures that create […]

COVID-19 pandemic catalyzes rapid acceleration in the adoption of digital products and tools

Last month, when h2n started to produce the live streams from MISAU’s daily press conferences, organize the Zoom forum for participating journalists and provide the television images used by TV stations, it was but one step in the rapid adoption of digital products and tools at h2n, Midia Lab and TV Surdo. These moves to apply social distancing to the […]

h2n organizes the distribution of hygiene products to 1,000 vulnerable households in Nampula

In close collaboration with the DPGCAS in Nampula, nine local associations and three community radio stations, h2n has been organizing the distribution of 1,000 water buckets (baldes com torneira) and large amounts of soap, bleach and other personal hygiene products to vulnerable groups in Nampula city this week. These groups include the elderly, disabled, widows, victims of domestic violence and […]

New Youth Hub at Radio Sem Fronteiras seeks to catalyze change and build community resilience

Earlier this week, h2n opened a Youth Hub at Radio Sem Fronteiras (RSF) in Pemba, continuing the expansion of its youth engagement network in Cabo Delgado province. The six members of the Youth Hub, three girls and three boys, will learn radio and television journalism, life skills and civic participation through the hub. “With the support of h2n, we aim […]

Midia Lab and h2n produce live feed and television images from MISAU’s daily press briefings

In response to a request from MISAU, and in order to aid social distancing efforts, Midia Lab and h2n now stream live feeds from the ministry’s daily press briefings and produce the images that Mozambican television stations use in their news broadcasts. The television images go out via TV Cabo, whereas the live feed goes directly to Facebook over the […]

COVID-19 communication efforts focus on podcasts, radio spots and songs in multiple languages

As part of a larger COVID-19 community communication effort financed by Norway, h2n is producing a daily news podcast and newssheet called Xipalapala Info that is shared with all the country’s community radio stations and broadcast several times per day by at least a third of them. In addition, the h2n team is producing radio spots and songs about the […]

Artists compose songs that convey health information, increase understanding and bring a sense of calm

As part of a broader COVID-19 community communication effort financed by Norway, h2n has been working with Mozambican artists over the last six weeks to produce music in Portuguese and local languages on pandemic themes, such as wearing masks, keeping distance, protecting the elderly and being stronger together. The songs are all original, recorded in studio and accompanied by music […]