Let’s make the Internet equitable

The bulk of the country and its social, economic and political institutions are yet to become a part of our touted information revolution In the year 2000, when I was compiling a book titled Internet Economy of India, my team calculated the money invested in the country for the Internet and related businesses. Dominated by…

DEF as a Community Radio Facilitator with CEMCA

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) along with partners, including CEMCA envisaged the concept of facilitating establishing community radio, content development and technology facilitation and now also acting as a CR Facilitator Centre and help in applying for Community Radio License Process.

Ritu Srivastava at ritu@defindia.net
Amit Kumar at amit@defindia.net
Tel No: 011-26532786

DEF’s frugal innovation on community radio

An example of a ‘barefoot innovator’ is Raghav Mahto from Vaishali district in Bihar. Only a second grade pass, Mahto was inspired by a cordless microphone to create an FM radio transmitter with which he transmitted for fi ve years from his electronics repair shop, pioneering the concept of community radio with cheap broadcast equipment,…

The Community Radio Movement in India

In India the campaign to legitimise community radio began in the mid-1990s, soon after the Supreme Court of India ruled in its judgment of February 1995 that “airwaves are public property”. This inspired groups across the country; however, only educational (campus) radio stations were originally permitted (under a number of conditions). Anna FM was India’s first campus “community” radio…