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Opening Remarks, Conference on Community Media Sustainability, September 2015

OPENING REMARKS Conference on Community Media Sustainability: Strengthening Policies and Funding 14-15 September, UNESCO Paris Guy Berger, Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO Greetings to all participants in this event. We acknowledge the presence of HE Haq Inu Hasanul, Minister of Information of Bangladesh, and of the distinguished regulators, practitioners, experts and members of delegations to UNESCO, including Ambassadors. Almost 20 years ago, I gave the keynote address at the launch of one of South Africa’s first community radio stations, in the town where I lived, Grahamstown. This was in 1996, two years…

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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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