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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.

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Source: CR News

Community Radio in Bangladesh – Including the excluded

Reaching out to children from the margins

Reaching out to children from the margins

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.

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Author: Ashish Sen
Source: CR News

CR gives voice to the youth in Kashmir

Although grass roots community radio came to India nearly a decade ago, its entry into Jammu and Kashmir has been relatively recent.  It was only on April 6, 2012 that Community Radio Sharda went on air thanks to the efforts of the NGO, Pir Panchal Cultural, Educational, Social, Environmental and Sports Organization (CESES) that applied for a license in 2011.

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Author: John Babu, Central University of Kashmir
Source: CR News