Screenshot of the CRus website

Screenshot of the CRus website

The UNESCO Chair on Community Media at University of Hyderabad has launched CRux (Community Radio User Experience) – an online global forum for CR practitioners, enthusiasts, trainers, researchers and importantly, the certified peer reviewers for the Community Radio-Continuous Improvement Toolkit (CR-CIT).

This community of practice (COP) platform is based on the CR-CIT developed by the Chair and is primarily for use by CR stations using the CR-CIT for self assessment. However, it is also open to all CR practitioners, enthusiasts, researchers and trainers who may wish to share their experiences related to any of the core principles that form the basis of community radios universally. This user-experience oriented forum follows the principle of co-learning and seeks to generate discussions around the nine parameters of the CR-CIT, a toolkit that has elicited keen interest among CR practitioners in South Asia, Europe, and Africa. CRCIT is now also available in Hindi.

CRux allows registered users to a) change profile details including your avatar (your picture), b) launch new topics, c) respond to topics already under discussion d) share photographs of self-assessment e) add & respond to polls, f) send personal messages to other members on the forum, g) email interesting topics to others, and several other features.

The UNESCO Chair will moderate the postings on CRux and arrange to send out summaries on important discussions to all its members.