Community radio defined by UNICEF

For an understanding how big development organizations see community radio, check out the UNICEF India promotional video from 2010. It goes through in a very practical manner how to set up a community radio and what its benefits are for the local communities. Participants seem to feel empowered, but the whole process seems quite bureaucratic – what do you think?

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2 Responses to Community radio defined by UNICEF

  1. Nimtaz Noordin says:

    Hi Rikki, fantastic, inspirational video. Local community driven media projects have enjoyed a rich history within C4D, starting with community radio projects, for example the 1960’s Bolivian miner’s radio stations. As Kevin Howley claims, “across the globe, in post-industrial and so-called “developing” societies, communities are working to remake media systems that serve local interests, address local concerns, and otherwise shape, reflect and inform local experience. In some cases, communities turn to radio – arguably the most affordable, easiest to use, and by far the most ubiquitous form of electronic media around the world – as a means of enhancing community communication.” As Howley’s comments are from 2005, do you think this is still the case, or has ICT won this battle?

  2. Lisa Hanson says:

    And here´s a handbook for Community Radio by UNESCO, also step-by-step … http://www.unesco.org/webworld/publications/community_radio_handbook.pdf

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