The One to Watch

18 07 2006

the one to watchThe One to Watch
Edited by Bruce Girard
The Internet and other new ICTs are changing radio in the developing world. But far from making it less relevant, they are opening up new possibilities.

    The cases presented in this book are among the first examples of the convergence of radio and new ICTs for development, and the book underscores the significant potential of the combination. In this convergence, radio promises to take on even greater significance and value. For this reason, we believe that radio is the one to watch. Read the rest of this entry »



Public Service Broadcasting. A Best Practices Source Book

26 05 2006

This publication on Public Service Broadcasting best practices is the result of a series of discussions, conferences, and seminars that have been held over the past few years on the role and future of public service broadcasting. The main impetus for this publication came from the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO, which provided the terms of reference for the sourcebook.

Download Public Service Broadcasting. A Best Practices Source Book: UNESCO-CI

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Manual Urgente Radialistas Apasionados y Apasionadas

26 12 2005

Manual Urgente Radialistas Apasionados y Apasionadas – José Ignacio López Vigil
Es un manual. Es decir, son páginas para aprender a producir, para dominar el lenguaje del medio radiofónico y desempeñarse con profesionalismo en sus principales géneros y formatos.

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Community radio case studies

16 09 2005

Community radio case studies
This report investigates the theory and operation of community radio as an information-sharing tool for rural development in Africa. Using three case studies, the report seeks to highlight the positive results of a well-organised community radio operation, as well as discuss the obstacles to effective communication through rural radio. The report was published in response to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Education for All Forum (EFA) held in Dakar in 2000, which emphasised the power of community radio to overcome the challenges of high illiteracy rates, the limits of formal education, and geographic and cultural boundaries.

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What is Community Radio?

16 09 2005

What is Community Radio? – A resource guide – (MS Word)
This booklet discusses the role of community radio stations in building participatory democracy and development in Africa – and offers ideas as to how such stations can be established. It provides an understanding of the renewed popularity in community radio, as well as the reasons why it is controversial, and perhaps threatening, from the point of view of commercial and public broadcasters.

It has to be remembered that the definitions and examples referred to in this booklet are dynamic and that the concept of ‘community radio’ should be re-visited or redefined as societal developments dictate.

Published by AMARC Africa and Panos Southern Africa.



What is the special significance of community media to civil society?

16 09 2005

What is the special significance of community media to civil society? – CRIS – Communication Rights in the Information Society
Community media provide a vital alternative to the profit-oriented agenda of corporate media. They are driven by social objectives rather than the private, profit motive. They empower people rather than treat them as passive consumers, and they nurture local knowledge rather than replace it with standard solutions. Ownership and control of community media is rooted in, and responsible to, the communities they serve. And they are committed to human rights, social justice, the environment and sustainable approaches to development.