Making News in Mozambique Accessible: TV Surdo Includes Sign Language in All Programming.

In February 2017, with training and support from IREX and USAID, TV Surdo officially started broadcasting its weekly news program through the largest independent media group in Mozambique. The stories cover all topics in the mainstream media, but also focus on issues of particular interest to the deaf community.

The goal for TV Surdo is to have mainstream media that is fully accessible to people who are deaf in all provinces in Mozambique, so they can better understand the world and be informed just like everyone else. They also hope that many viewers, both deaf and hearing, can learn sign language to help create a more inclusive society throughout the country.