Francis ROLT

Current functions

  • Consultant on radio and peace building or conflict transformation initiatives.
  • Director of a small company called Radio for Peace Building ( and works for a variety of different organisations, ranging from NGOs like Search for Common Ground and Equal Access, to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • In january 2009, has two main work strands, one is advising a Sri Lankan media organisation called YA-TV on the development of a peace building radio soap opera. The other involves me one week a month (actually usually more) for Search for Common Ground on a 7 country regional project in West and Central Africa called Radio as a Platform for Peacebuilding, which aims to improve the ways in which governments communicate with their people and the people communicate with their governments.
  • Member of the OurMedia list on “Community Media in Conflict”

Previous functions

  • Director of Radio at Search for Common Ground, and the director of their Studio Ijambo in Burundi.
  • Worked for a number of years as a producer/presenter with Radio Netherlands, and helped run a radio station in South Africa as apartheid was brought down. Our remit at Capital Radio was to create 'a radio station relevant to the new South Africa' - unfortunately the new South Africa didn't exist at that time.


  • Has written or edited a number of books and 'how to' guides on radio and peace building, in particular on talkshows and on soap operas, but also more general texts.


  • Phone: +44 203 083 0330 (office)
  • Mob.: +44 791 937 8106
  • Email:
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