Community media sustainability guide

24 03 2009

Internews has published a new guide addressing the challenge of how to make community media financially sustainable. The Community Media Sustainability Guide: The Business of Changing Lives, covers topics such as incorporating new online platforms and using alternative energy to power radio stations, all with an eye to keeping the doors open in a sector not known for its profitability.

Read more and download the guide from the Internews website.



Community Radio: A user’s guide to the technology

11 01 2008

“Community Radio: A user’s guide to the technology” is a guide to technical parameters of community radio in India. Produced for potential community radio operators, this technical manual takes into account the intention of the Government of India to establish 4000 community radio stations by 2008.

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Camila celebrates AMARC’s 25th anniversary

1 01 2008

Camila & AMARCCamila with AMARC’s 25th anniversary attire.



Volunteer Management Handbook

2 11 2007

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (USA) produced this “simple guide to volunteer management at a community radio station.”

The manual can be ordered for US$15 plus shipping from http://www.nfcb.org/publications/volunteerhandbook.jsp

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Community Radio – The People’s Voice

22 10 2007

Cover illustrationProduced by ABC Ulwazi in South Africa, this handbook offers guidelines on setting up, managing and sustaining a community radio station.

  • Explores the differences and similarities between commercial and community radio stations, explaining the unique position of community radio in South Africa, and highlighting its role as a tool for development.
  • Offers extensive guidelines on how to manage a community radio station, and outlines the roles that each employee or volunteer plays in the station.
  • Explores issues relating to effective and ethical reporting.
  • Shows how community radio is pivotal to educating people about their human rights.
  • Details the main processes in producing programmes on a minimum budget.
  • Outlines the serious issue of sustainability and offers guidelines on working toward making your community radio station sustainable.

Download it from: http://www.abculwazi.org.za/jsp/ABC_Ulwazi.jsp

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Community radio, new technologies and policy: enough watching, it’s time for doing

11 06 2007

by Bruce Girard

In Mali broadcasters search the internet to find answers to listeners’ questions, translate them to local languages, and encourage discussion and learning around issues of public interest. Without the internet Mali’s rural radio stations used a handful of old books and last week’s newspaper as main sources of information, but with access and training they are able to find information on the internet and help discover solutions to community problems. They are only able to do this because visionary policies and programmes enabled community radio and provided them with internet access and training.

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