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...

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...

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...

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