Thursday, December 01, 2016

RTI Listener Club in Delhi and Chennai, India

Radio Taiwan International will attend luncheons organized by RTI Listeners' Club in Delhi and Chennai.

If you are interested in attending, please register with us first. Only those with valid RTI passes will be admitted.

The application process for an RTI pass is as such:

1. The registration deadline is November 28, 2016.

2. Please state your name, address, cellphone #, and RTI ID in your email.

3. We will send you an email confirmation after November 28, 2016 .

4. Scheduled lunch dates are as follows:

   December 3 (Saturday), 2016 at 11:00 AM in Chennai, India
   December 4 (Sunday), 2016 at 11 AM in Delhi, India

5. For each email, please state in the SUBJECT line (ONE of the following):

CHENNAI LUNCHEON (if you wish to attend the lunch in Chennai, India)
DELHI LUNCHEON (if you wish to attend the lunch in Delhi, India)

6. Venues will be given in the email confirmation which you will receive after Nov. 28.

7. RTI will accept applications by email only. Our email address is: paula@rti.org.tw

8. Since there is limited space for each luncheon, we can only allow those with email confirmation to enter. Please print out and bring the confirmation along with you on the day of the luncheon. Once the number of participants has reached capacity, registration will be closed without further notice.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

ART OF BROADCASTING - Book Release


"Art of Broadcasting" a Tamil book jointly written by Mr.Ko.Selvam and Mr.Vijaya Thiruvendam (Former AIR Directors) in Dept. Journalism and Communication, University of Madras, on 22 Sep 2016 at 11.00 am.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Radio station plays Good Samaritan in upper Assam

A community radio station team based in Dibrugarh district is reaching out to flood-hit people in areas where government officials are finding it impossible to go.

Radio Brahmaputra is helping close to four lakh people in Dibrugarh, Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.

It is reaching out to them through its daylong flood bulletin, information dissemination, weather broadcast, updates on floods, broadcasting plans by the disaster management authority to victims, information about relief camps and live interaction with flood victims.

With over 15 lakh people affected by floods in the state, a nine-member team from Radio Brahmaputra began special programmes three days ago.
Source: TOI

FM radio has high involvement in media category: Report

Despite the information technology boom, FM radio has a high involvement in the media category, with more than 64 per cent of people tuning in to the medium every day, according to a report.
From the recall perspective, radio has 43 percent correct recall as compared to televisions 22 per cent, according to AZ Researchs Radio Listeners Research Report.
The study was conducted on 45,000 respondents comprising SEC A/B/C consumers between the age group of 14-50 years, covering cities like Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow and Bengaluru.
Among these cities, Bengaluru exhibited the highest acceptance to the medium at 94 per cent, followed by tier II cities like Jaipur (89 per cent) and Lucknow (82 per cent).
It noted that in south, the medium is content driven while in the other parts of the country it is music driven.
The report also noted that 51 per cent people from SEC C segment listen to radio everyday compared to 72 per cent from SEC A and B, contrary to the popular belief that SEC C category accounts for the majority of radio listeners.
It observed that more than 71 per cent of listeners preferred to listen to the same channel at the same time, indicating strong loyalty, while respondents who flipped channels stood at 16 per cent. PTI DS NSK ABM
Source:TOI

Radio to the rescue

People's Power Collective will screen a film 'A Radio of One's Own' by Shweta Radhakrishnan.
The film is based on the work of PPC, a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation, which spent three years in field research, studying community radio models across the country, and two years in close partnership with the organisation Mandakini Ki Aawaz (MKA), creating their own innovative model of Community Radio, which places open participation, 'learning by doing', holistic capacity sharing over time, and democratisation of the airwaves, at its heart.
The community radio has easily helped spread awareness about public health risks, helped local businesses thrive and much more.
The PPC has also helped construct what they believe is India's first disaster-resilient community radio station.
They have trained many members of the local community as were willing to participate, equipping them with radio and life-essential hard and soft skills. They broadcast over 8 hours a day, Monday through Saturday, and 11 hours on Sundays, inviting cross-community participation.
The film is made by storyteller Shweta Radhakrishnan, a part of PPC.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the team.
Source: The Hindu

Sunday, June 12, 2016

All India Radio’s External Services Division requires language Interns

All India Radio's External Services Division requires language Interns

Prasar Bharati
(India's Public Service Broadcaster)'
External Services Division
All India Radio
***** .
Notice
No.ESD-1(Website )2016 Dated 16.05.2016
Part (A) 1) External Services Division (ESD) of All India Radio (AIR) has started web based broadcast for
some of its language services. In order to run these web portals smoothly, ESD requires language interns in each language on a fixed term monthly contract basis. The languages are as under:

(i) Urdu ii) Nepali iii) Bangia iv) Dari v) Pushtu vi) Tamil vii) Russian viii) Sinhala ix) Persian x) Chinese xi) Swahili xii)Thai xiii) Tibetan xiv) Burmese xv) Baluchi xvi) Arabic xvii) French xviii) Indonesian xix) Sindhi
2) language Intern: Two per language.
3) Term of contract: One year initially.

Qualifications : a) Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University
b) Knowledge of language for which applied preferably having a Certificate or Diploma.
c) Ability to type in the language on computer for which applied with good speed and fluency (Minimum 30wpm), besides this should be able to undertake small translations if required from English to the language.
d) Ability and proficiency to use computer for sending/receiving emails, making ppt.
4) Fee : Rs.20,OOO/- consolidated.


5) Age ,:,Minimum age 21 years
6) Last date of applying : 01.07.2016

7) Place of work: External Services Division, All India Radio, New Delhi. The applicant should be residing in NCRDelhi.

Selection of language interns will be made by a selection committee of AIR through written/type test followed by an interview for those who qualify in the type test and written test. Short listing will be done by the Selection Committee based on the combined ranking in written/type test and interview. A panel shall be prepared for each language, the first two as per merit shall be offered engagement in the first instance, remaining qualified candidates if any shall be waitlisted. The panel shall be valid for one year. The selected candidates will have no claim or right whatsoever for extension of the contract or for regular appointment.
*******
Part (B)
candidates can also apply for part-time engagement as Web Assistants in the mentioned language services, their engagement shall be purely on assignment or day to day basis as per the requirement of the office. The maximum bookings available in a year shall be 72 days only.

1) The languages are :
i) Urdu ii) Nepali iii) Bangia iv) Dari v) Pushtu vi) Tamil vii) Russian viii) Sinhala ix) Persian x) Chinese xi) Swahili xii)Thai xiii) Tibetan xiv) Burmese xv) Baluchi xvi) Arabic xvii) French xviii) Indonesian xix) Sindhi
2) Web Assistant: A panel to be prepared for each language.
3) Qualifications':
a) Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University
b) Knowledge of language for which applied preferabiy having a Certificate or Diploma.
c) Ability to type in the language for which applied with good speed and fluency (Minimum 45 wpm), besides this should be able to undertake small translations if required from English.
d) Knowledge of Internet and computer MSWord for that particular language for which the candidate is applying.
4) Fee: Rs.750/- per day
5) Age : Minimum age 21 years
·6) Last date of applying: 01.07.2016·
7) Eligible candidates may apply on a plain paper enclosing therewith a copyot the relevant documents in respect of educational qualification, etc. alongwith· two latest·· coloured photographs. The application may'be sent to : .
The Director,
External Services Division,
All India Radio,
Parliament Street,
New Delhi-11000!
Or e-mail atdirectoresd@yahoo.co.in

8) Place of work: External Services Division, All India Radio, New Delhi. The applicant should be residing in NCR Delhi.

Selection of Web Assistants will be made by a selection committee of AIR through written/type test followed by interview. Short listing will be done by the Selection Committee based on the combined ranking in written/type test and interview. A panel shall be prepared for each language, the first two as per merit shall be offered engagement in the first instance as per the minimum required qualification. The selected candidates will have no claim or right whatsoever for extension of the contract or for regular appointment.
This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
~~\~
.(Mohan Singh)
Assistant Director{Co)
For ADG

Via Alokesh Gupta


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

All India Radio turns 80, plans to widen overseas broadcast of Mann Ki Baat

AIR plans to broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' programme to several countries and in multiple languages, says a top official said.

"We want Mann Ki Baat to reach as many people as possible across the world," Raj Shekhar Vyas, additional director general at AIR, said over the phone.

Mann Ki Baat has also been visually adapted for telecast on Doordarshan channels. Both AIR and Doordarshan are owned by public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

Read more at

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

RTI 88

RTI is celebrating its 88th birthday and we are inviting you to send us your creative well-wishes from around the world! Use your cell phone or camera to create a picture that combines the number 88 with an image that represents your country (national flag, map, landmark etc). You can also use words, audio recording or video to wish RTI a happy 88th birthday. RTI will select the three most creative entries for cash prizes. Successful entrants will also be entered for a prize draw. Sign up now to submit your entry!
If you have any questions, please contact: rti88th@gmail.com
 
Link for entry form:https://goo.gl/KUQW3d