Prof. Vinod Pavarala, Chair, UNESCO Chair on Community Media and Dr. Kanchan K Malik, Faculty Fellow with the Chair participated in the “Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum – Culture, Education, Media – Shaping a sustainable world” held in Bonn, Germany on an invitation from Commonwealth of Learning (COL). The forum saw Dr. Malik made a presentation on “Theory and Praxis of Participation in Community Radio: Checks and Balances” which highlighted the role community radio could play as a tool for ‘non-formal learning’ if the practitioners who wish to appropriate it for their community development projects remain true to maintaining and nourishing the ‘participatory’ ethos of the medium.