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Nepal: Sparse teledensity needs attention
May 25, 2010 Nepal's total teledensity which stands at near about 27 per cent is the lowest in South Asia. In absence of any drastic change, it will fall short of meeting the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targeted at increasing countrys’ tele penetration.
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Bangladesh: Rural radio to strengthen livelihoods
Jun 07, 2010 People living in the southern coastal regions of Bangladesh and subjected to cyclones Sidr and Aila, will have a rural community radio to strengthen their information and communication system. According to FAO, this will enhance livelihoods in rural areas and will provide support in crop, fisheries and livestock sectors by broadcasting crucial information.
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eAsia 2008
Oct 17, 2008 Organised by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies and Elets Technomedia eAsia 2008 will have experts and practitioners sharing trends and opportunities in ICT for development in a three day forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia from November 11-13.
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Fellowship and award for women writers
Nov 03, 2008 Charkha Development Communication Network has announced the Sanjoy Ghose Media Fellowship 2008-09 and Women Writers in Ladakh Award for women journalists and writers residing in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The last date for submitting the applications is November 7, 2008.
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Workshop on Internet broadcasting
Jun 15, 2010 Panos South Asia is organising an Internet broadcasting workshop for community radios in South Asia. The objective of this workshop is to build the capacity of community radios to raise their voice beyond the community level to the national and international levels using new media techniques. The last date for application is July 15th, 2010
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Award for excellence in media and communications
Oct 01, 2010 Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC) announces the AMIC Asia Communication Awards, 2011 to honour excellence in media and communications. Nominations are invited before December 31, 2010.
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India ready to embrace Internet revolution: Minister
Sep 24, 2012 India’s Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said the despite the chances of the Internet being misused (like any other technology), the government was against having a control on this medium.
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National Community Radio Awards-2013 conferred
Feb 11, 2013 India’s minister for Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tiwari, conferred awards on thirteen community radio stations at the final day of the 3rd National Community Radio Sammelan, in New Delhi.
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Need to fine tune community radio programmes: expert
Feb 12, 2013 Programmes which talk about relevant issues in a community can also be made interesting for the audience to get a better response, said Pervaiz Alam, BBC's award-winning producer.
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On gender issues, community radio should talk to men too
Feb 12, 2013 Community radio station managers cross India believe that their stations have been successful in highlighting local issues of people in their regions, including gender-related ones.
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Breaking news from rural India
Oct 10, 2008 Disenchanted by the blinkered approach of mainstream media in India, some organisations came together to help rural people set up their own community video units. With Channel 19's online launch, they now want to reach out to the larger audience both nationally and internationally.
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India's first rural community radio station goes on air
Oct 17, 2008 Launched on World Rural Women’s Day, Sangham Radio in Andhra Pradesh is not just the country's first rural community radio but also a first all-women radio station. An initiative of Deccan Development Society Community Media Trust, it is managed and operated by Dalit women creating its historic airwaves.
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Young scribes spread awareness in eastern India
Aug 20, 2009 An initiative by UNICEF has helped children in Koraput district of Orissa don the mantle of young reporters. Under the programme, more than 1,800 children have been trained to produce a bi-monthly newspaper highlighting issues like lack of safe water, child marriages, and hurdles in attending school.
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Involving children in HIV/AIDS initiatives
Jun 22, 2009 Seen and heard, a new document from Panos London looks at the experiences of young children with HIV/AIDS and examines issues around children's participation. It explores the need to involve children in decisions that affect their lives, and equip them with appropriate communication tools.
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Climate science reportage
Sep 15, 2009 Alike its earlier two editions, Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science is a guide written primarily for editors and journalists interested in the subject. Over the years this resource by Environment Law Institute has evolved into a lucid deconstruction of climate change for communicators and educators as well.
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Myanmar allows mobile phones in remote capital
Nov 02, 2009 Having kept the newly constituted administrative capital, Naypyidaw, out of bounds for any kind of telecommunication services ostensibly for security reasons, Myanmar’s military junta has finally allowed the use of mobile phones. Residents, however, are still reluctant to get connections, owing to unaffordable price.
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Negotiating peace through 'jirgah of the air'
Nov 20, 2008 Despite numerous attempts by NATO-led forces to win the hearts and minds of Afghans, the distrust and fear among local populations is only growing. Gordon Adam of Media Support Solutions says radio can bring the message of peace for they relate positively when communicated as equals.
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'Open Source can make India a knowledge superpower'
Dec 19, 2008 Open source software is the ideal vehicle for quickly bringing the benefits of mass computerisation at a reduced cost feel Sandeep Sehgal and Venkatesh Hariharan from Red Hat India Pvt Ltd. The writers argue that the user-friendly technology holds immense benefits for education and egovernance projects.
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Edutainment lessons on MDGs
Apr 02, 2009 Educating women about their rights can go a long way in improving maternal health and other related Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF’s Remya Sasindran talks of the organisation’s recently launched TV series in India aiming to bring about positive behavioural changes among its viewers.
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Non-serious community radio players must go: Indian official
Mar 13, 2014 The Indian government looks at Community Radio not just as a tool for empowering marginalized people but also a means to bridge the digital divide.
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Communication necessary tool for sustainability: experts
Feb 08, 2014 Tim Nuthall, Media Manager, European Climate Foundation, said that progression of communication is not in the right direction.
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Film institute starts community radio
Jun 11, 2008 Launched by Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute based in eastern India, a new community radio station caters to a mixed audience that includes residents of upscale apartments to original inhabitants of the area – farmers and fishermen. It provides an interesting package of music, literature and programmes on women and child welfare.
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Revisiting tsunami's communication lessons
Dec 27, 2007 A new book, Communicating Disasters: An Asia Pacific Resource Book released during Third Global Knowledge Conference held in Kuala Lumpur in mid December takes a critical look at the communication lessons of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, and explores the role of good communications before, during and after disasters.
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Media has social responsibility to act as catalyst
Sep 19, 2009 Mere economic progress and moon-flights are not enough, citizens want fulfillment of basic needs, freedom of expression, and freedom to uphold truth as they see it, says John V. Vilanilam, a renowned expert in development communication, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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Radio volunteers do weavers proud
Oct 13, 2008 Trained by OneWorld South Asia, a group of weavers in the small town of Chanderi in central India are looking forward to set up their own community radio station. The graduation ceremony of twenty-five volunteers was recently celebrated by the Bunkar Vikas Sanstha at its multi-media centre.
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Safe sex message now on your mobile phone
Oct 21, 2008 BBC World Service Trust’s ongoing AIDS campaign in India has now turned to mobile phone ring tones to take forward the message of safe sex practices. Known as 'The-one-who-understands-is-a-winner' campaign, it aims to tackle inhibitions associated with condoms.
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In the world of many voices
Nov 07, 2008 OneWorld South Asia's new audio content bank helps grassroots communities to share and access community media content from across the region. With its current rich resource bank from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the portal best exemplifies how technology can enhance and communicate diverse voices.
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Indian islands a role model in egovernance
Dec 04, 2008 Lakshadweep islands in India have set an example worth emulation in digitally connecting the geographically dispersed areas. Several egovernance projects in education, employment, transport and communication have made life relatively easier for the locals and ushered in accountability in public services.
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Bangladesh CR handbook to guide development governance
Dec 09, 2008 A handbook educating stakeholders about various aspects of community radio will soon be brought out in Bangla by Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNRCC). The publication would serve as a useful guide for applying the media tool to a range of development activities and governance.
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UNICEF sets up community radio station
Dec 18, 2008 Lalitpur, a backward district in northern India has got its own community radio station. Set up by UNICEF, the innovative communication medium will train villagers to report, research and prepare programmes on culture, women and health issues.
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