Why audio archiving matters

Oral traditions of a society are reflections of their culture, art, idea and identities. Ancient societies relied primarily on oral transmissions to pass on their indigenous knowledge and history in myriad forms before the written word dominated. This subtle, but...

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...

Building peace: Community Radio in Cameroon

Alexander Vojvoda, a civil peace service worker for the Presbyterian Church in Buea, Cameroon, works at CBS Radio FM 95.3 as part of his mission. He has developed media training tools for radio and engaged in capacity-building for editorial staff, volunteer and...

Women head operations in Dodoma FM 98.4

Dodoma FM 98.4 is a private radio broadcasting station and its mission is to enrich people’s lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. Its vision is to promote economic stability, good governance, resilience and a sense of community beyond the...

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...

Lessons from India’s first emergency radio

It has been a few months now that India’s first emergency radio has been broadcasting in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. There is little doubt that the radio station, based out of the District Collector’s office, broadcasting on 107.8 MHz, has provided information...

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