This animation is an introduction to radio. European colonial rulers perceived the introduction of radio to be a dangerous influence on local populations in the Middle East, and used it as a tool to control and manage people’s access to information in order to discourage dissenting views from within and outside of national borders.

This and other animation included in the exhibition From Visionaries to Vloggers (spring 2020) were commissioned by the museum to introduce different media platforms and issues discussed in the exhibition. The museum worked with animation company Cognitive to create short and informative explanations of the platforms, from which further exploration of the accompanying displayed historical material and interviews could flow.