Community Radio 2.0

Osama Manzar, member of screening committee of Community Radio Licensing in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, & DEF’s Founder & Director shared his views how community radio stations can be empowered with digital media tools, at the Session, entitled as ‘Community Radio 2.0’ during the 3rd National Community Radio Sammelan held on 9-11th February…

Facebook page to connect community radio stations and ministry

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry has launched a dedicated Facebook page for community radio stakeholders in the country to connect with them and answer their queries relating to government policies as well as provide them a platform to share information about their programmes. The Facebook page ‘Community Radio India’ can be accessed at…

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…

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.

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