Time for a reboot

CR News is in its seventh year of publication. During this fascinating journey, there have might have been instances of anxieties related to production funding, but never has the editorial team faced any dearth of articles and news. The CR sector in India and South...

CR for disaster mitigation: Too little and too late

If demand automatically translated into supply, the role of community radio in disaster management in South Asia would, in all probability, have given cause for cheer. Unfortunately, a reality check presents a very different picture. By the time this issue of CR News...

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for CR?

First, the good news. After nearly a decade of advocating to the Central government the case for emergency based radio, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally visible. The havoc unleashed by the recent floods in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu would appear to...

Six years of CR News

CR News was launched in July 2010 as a newsletter with both a print and an e-version. It sought to cover news and events related to the community radio stations in India and to track the progress of the CR sector in the country as a whole. After the initial two years,...

Fault lines in growth make CR sector vulnerable

Underlying the magnitude of destruction and tragedy wrought by the earthquake in Nepal are significant implications for media – especially community media.  Often the solitary media lifeline that survives the savage onslaught of earthquakes and natural...

Broadcasting for youth and by youth

World Radio Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio as Marshall McLuhan’s ‘hot’ medium or the ‘tribal drum’ with a tremendous amount of untapped potential, both as an entertainment apparatus and as a tool for social change. Every year, on February...

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