To All Oromos in Washington DC Metro Region, USA
You are cordially invited to Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation Launching Event
Theme: Oromo Voice Radio (OVR) will commence broadcasting to Oromia
Venue: 1610 Columbia Rd. NW Washington, D.C. 20009
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
On January 1, 2014, the Oromo Voice Radio (OVR) will commence
broadcasting to Oromia at the frequency of 17850 KHz in the 16 meter
band. The new, independent broadcast will take place on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The broadcast service will be provided in two
languages: Afaan Oromo (Oromo language) and English.
The OVR broadcast will include, not limited to, the following major
segments: news, news analysis, guest interviews, documentary, and
cultural shows. In its English broadcast, OVR will reach out to Oromo
neighbors for the purpose of exploring and identifying areas of common
interests and common strategies, which are relevant to the survival of
the peoples in the Horn of Africa during the 21st Century.
The Oromo Voice media website (www.oromovoice.org) will operate and
function as the twin media outlet of this new critical and ambitious out
each to the Oromo nation and its neighbors. The Oromo Voice website, in
addition to posting all the contents of the Oromo Voice Radio
broadcast, will post other relevant educational materials -in that
sense, the website will have more expanded educational services.
OVR and Oromo Voice website are owned and operated by the Madda
Walaabuu Media Foundation (MWMF), which was established in October 2013
by a collection of concerned community leaders, human rights activities,
feminists, attorneys, journalists and intellectuals.
MWMF is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit
organization, incorporated and registered in Washington, D. C., USA. It
is operated by the board of directors and the administrative staff under
the direction of the Executive Director. The MWMF media outlets are run
by experienced journalists. It is a membership based organization,
which solicits the support and participation of all interested and
committed Oromo and all persons of good will who have the desire to
empower the Oromo and its neighbors so that that they can face the 21st
Century in their own terms.
How can you support the new Oromo Voice media outlets? You can
support this new, important initiative in three major ways: First, we
wish to invite you to listen to the Oromo voice Radio broadcast. You can
also visit our website, http://oromovoice.org on
a regular basis. Second, you can give us donations for seed money so
that we can get this new media program of the ground. Third, you can
become a member and support the success of this new media initiative on a
For further information about the Oromo voice media outlets and the MWMF, please visit our website: http://oromovoice.org.
We thank you and look forward to working with you on this new and exciting educational endeavor.