- Radio

Community radio and sustainability – a participatory research initiative

Community radio has completed a decade in 2012 in India and boasts of 183 operational stations in India and 15 in Bangladesh. In addition, Nepal, which has a longer history of CR has 246 stations on air. Due to the differences in practices in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, Ideosync Media Combine with support from CEMCA and UNESCO, undertook a participatory research initiative to explore the parameters that impact the sustainability of Community Radio in the South Asia region. For this purpose, a broad list of 25 CR stations across India, Nepal and Bangladesh was drawn up keeping in mind adequate representation as per the following…

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- Announcements

Message of solidarity – Nepal earthquake survivors

The South Asia Network for Community Media (SANCOM) extends its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who unfortunately lost their lives and those who suffered grave losses in the Nepal earthquake on April 25, 2015. The tragic loss of lives and the resulting damages have been devastating and words cannot sufficiently express the sorrow felt by those of us at SANCOM. IT would be a formidable task to recover from a disaster of this magnitude. SANCOM stands in solidarity with the survivors through this difficult time. The Steering Committee of SANCOM would especially like to our collective…

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- Announcements

South Asia Network for Community Media (SANCOM) launched

The South Asia Network for Community Media (SANCOM) was formally launched on February 13, 2015 at the World Radio Day event in New Delhi, India, organized jointly by UNESCO and the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre in Asia (CEMCA). Launching the virtual network of SANCOM (http://www.sancomonline.net), Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi, the Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka, expressed his happiness about the formation of the regional network and emphasized the importance of such groupings to promote media pluralism and diversity in South Asia. Prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media and Member-Convener of SANCOM, explained the…

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