- Radio

Bangladesh CR stations played key role in addressing cyclone Komen

Note: Cyclone Komen underscored the importance of community radio in reckoning with disaster. Even before the cyclone struck the country, seven community radio stations ensured that timely information reached local communities as discussed in the following story. Seven Community Radio Stations that operate in coastal region of Bangladesh continuously broadcast 65 hours of programmes to address cyclone `Komen’ in line with Standing Orders on Disaster (SOD) of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The activities were initiated about a week prior to Komen’s onslaught. Click here to read more. Source: CR News

- Policy, Radio

Community Radio organized in Islamabad

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad, and Pakistan Community Media Network in collaboration with Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi organized the ‘National Consultation on Community Radio for Learning’ in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 25, 2015. While chairing the consultation’s preliminary session, AIOU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shahid Siddiqui announced the University’s decision to strengthen media support through an enhanced FM radio network for its students. Underlining the importance of radio broadcasting in education and societal reformation, the Vice-Chancellor also emphasized its relevance in terms of easy accessibility. Click here to read more. Source: CR News

- Radio

Community Radio in Bangladesh – Including the excluded

Over the years, phrases like voice of the voiceless and including the excluded have been increasingly associated with community radio. But what do they really mean?  Unfortunately, their frequent usage by advocates of community radio would not appear to be adequately justified given the gaps between such precepts and actual practices at the field. Apart from diluting their credibility, such phrases are often dismissed as jargon or platitudes. Click here to read more. Author: Ashish Sen Source: CR News