South Asian Community Radio groups flag need for networking

CR activists, stations and associations from Nepal, Bangladesh and India recently convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the ‘South Asian Conference on Community Radio’. The high point of the meeting was the adoption of the Kathmandu Declaration, a roadmap for the...

Sky is the limit for community radio: Arun Jaitley

Radio, particularly community radio, could emerge as a powerful medium for promoting education and local culture at the grassroots level, said Arun Jaitley, India’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting (MIB). Jaitley was speaking in New Delhi at the inaugural...

World Radio Day 2016: CR for emergency and disaster

For the radio sector in particular, strategic partnerships involving the three tiers of broadcasting – the public service broadcaster, private FM channels, and CR – needed to be built, as each tier ought to leverage the strengths of the others in times of emergency...

Emergency radio in India happens at last

India’s first emergency FM station in flood-hit Cuddalore, TN, 107.8 FM is on air. Ekta Mittal of Maraa reports. A phone call from John Nelson, Managing Trustee of Sarnalayam Trust, in Cuddalore is what it took to get the ball rolling to set up the first...

UNESCO Chair at UOH gets 2nd term

The UNESCO Chair on Community Media at University of Hyderabad (UoH), the only one of its kind in the world, has been granted a second term, until 2019, by UNESCO Headquarters (Paris). The Chair is based in the Department of Communication at UoH and is headed by Prof....

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