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Community Media & Community Radio
By the People. For the People. Of the People.
In line with our philosophy of community empowerment through
communication, we see community media processes as central to
our mission. We believe community-owned, community mediated
media allow communities to learn from themselves, and change
from within - and sustain those changes.
We’ve worked with community groups and young people in India,
Afghanistan, Nepal, Laos and Cambodia as part of projects that have
changed the way communities in these countries perceive and use
the media. Communities we’ve trained have learnt to produce high
quality audio and audiovisual content that they share within themselves
and with other communities to inform, educate and entertain.
That’s why COMMUNITY RADIO means so much to us.
We’ve helped set up 6 CR stations across India so far -
three of which are now on air - with technology, training, research,
setup, licensing and sustainability planning support.
We’ve worked with key donor agencies and the Govt. of India
to roll out their CR initiatives and conduct capacity building workshops.
We’ve written a manual on the technology of community radio for
UNESCO, and on the process of applying for frequency and site clearances.
We’re a part of the Community Radio Forum of India, the association
of community broadcasters in the country, and are members of AMARC.
We’ve served on the Ministry of information & Broadcasting’s screening
committee which vets CR applications - and on several CR policy panels.