VOR Radio – The story so far on podcasting for peace in Sri Lanka

VOR Radio, officially launched in December 2006, has some fascinating download statistics that’s surprised me on how much of demand there is for podcasts, mostly in Sinhala & Tamil but in English as well, dealing with peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

The server gives out the following stats:

Figures in parentheses refer to the 7-day period ending Jan 10 2007 at 4:35 AM.

Successful requests: 368,164 (22,515)
Average successful requests per day: 1,899 (3,216)
Successful requests for pages: 311,049 (18,857)
Average successful requests for pages per day: 1,604 (2,693)
Data transferred: 19.38 gigabytes (587.10 megabytes)
Average data transferred per day: 102.36 megabytes (83.87 megabytes)

With even more content coming soon, I’m heartened by the very strong demand for podcasts to scale up VOR Radio this year. VOR Radio is to date, Sri Lanka’s first and only civil society internet radio, with content in all three languages on issues dealing with peace, democracy and reconciliation.

Setup under the Voices of Reconciliation project, VOR Radio partners with Groundviews in providing engaging content that you simply won’t read, hear or see in mainstream media.

Spread the word !

2 comments on “VOR Radio – The story so far on podcasting for peace in Sri Lanka

  1. Mr.Roboto
    January 11, 2007 at 9:27 pm #

    Actually, Transparency International Sri Lanka has been doing podcasts on and off since July 2006.

    Granted their focus is mainly on anti-corruption though.

  2. Deane
    January 12, 2007 at 1:26 am #

    this is wonderful, i was curious as to how effective web4Advocacy is in SL. What might be the geographical breakdown? are mos of the hits foreign or local?

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