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Friday, November 30, 2007
OTHER VOICES The Struggle for Community Radio in India
VINOD PAVARALA University of Hyderabad
KANCHAN K MALIK University of Hyderabad
Other Voices is a significant study of an emerging alternative media scene in India in the larger context of the globalisation of mass communication. It explores community radio in India. When the trend globally is toward mergers, acquisitions, and concentration of ownership in fewer and fewer corporate hands, civil society organisations all over the world have been promoting such alternative, community-owned media.This study investigates the ideologies and communication practices of various community-based organisations that have been using community radio as a means for empowerment at the grassroots. Adopting the case-study method, the authors do an indepth analysis of four community radio projects in India—in Andhra pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Jharkhand.This book documents the struggle for community radio in India in the context of the state`s reluctance to open up the airwaves, It explores appropriate frameworks for policy-making, including a comparative study of the policies related to community radio in liberal, democratic countries. It also offers a comprehensive assessment of the history of broadcasting policy in India, leading up to the announcement of a community radio policy at the end of 2006.
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Monday, November 12, 2007
To commemorate the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's visit to Braodcasting House, All India Redio celebrated 12-11-2007 as public service broadcasting day. The day marks the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi at AIR premises at New Delhi in 1947. The father of the nation came to All India Radio for a special broadcast to address the refugees from Pakistan camping at Kurukshetra. A special programme was organised on this occasion in the premises of Broadcasting House. Gandhiji's favourite bhajans and part of his speech which was broadcast on this day in 1947 was played. Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, Mr. B. S. Lalli, Gandhians and other dignitaries attended the function.
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Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wish you a very Happy and Safe Diwali. I on behalf of Hamfestindia 2007 would like to inform you all that the Hamfest India 2007 will be held in Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram, Guntur on 8th & 9th December 2007.The Postal Address for Delegation Fee is as follows:-Mr.T.R.Jayachandar, VU3GVCD.No: 7-16-174,8th Line, Srinagar,Guntur - 522 002.Andhra PradeshIndiaMobile: +919848135402Incase if any problem you can always reach the undersigned. The complete connectivity of Trains, Sigtseeing and other details will be updated in website in a day or two. Look forward to see you all in Guntur.73Sarath, VU3RSBMobile: 9866321323
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VOA Urdu Expands to 12 1/2 Hours to Cover Pakistan Emergency
PRESS RELEASE - Washington, D.C.,
November 7, 2007 - The Voice of America'sUrdu Service has expanded its radio news broadcasts to 12.5 hours daily fromfive hours in response to the crisis in Pakistan."The Pakistani government has shut down all independent media insidePakistan," said VOA Director Danforth Austin. "We find ourselves, along withthe BBC, among the only international broadcasters currently heard inside ofPakistan."VOA's Urdu Service is now broadcasting an all-news format on radio inresponse to the Pakistani government's crackdown. VOA's two televisionaffiliates-GEO TV News and Aaj TV-are off the air inside of Pakistan.However, VOA continues to reach the audience via radio and the Internet.Today, VOA Urdu added an additional radio broadcast from 11:30 a.m. to 12noon Pakistan time to supplement its 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Pakistan timelive news and current affairs programming.Some highlights of coverage include live interviews with Benazir Bhutto andNawaz Sharif, two former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, who were guests on theVOA Urdu program Roundtable Discussion, as the news blackout was beingimposed in Pakistan. VOA Urdu also interviewed many Pakistani oppositionfigures, including Iftekhar Gilani, spokesperson of Benazir Bhutto's party,and religious leaders such as Qazi Hussain Ahmad, along withman-on-the-street reaction in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, andIslamabad.In addition to VOA Urdu, VOA's six-hour Deewa Radio, live broadcasts inPashto to the border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, also switched to anall-news format to cover the crisis. Deewa has also provided extensivecoverage including the U.S. and international reaction and has interviewed alarge number of political, religious and tribal leaders inside Pakistan whoare under house arrest.The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimediainternational broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through theBroadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours ofnews, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to anestimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people. Programs areproduced in 45 languages.For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959,or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via Alokesh GuptaNew Delhi, India.
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Dear Listeners,As may you know that TRT has prepared International Radio Competition in the reason of 80th anniversary of birthday of Turkish Radio and Television. International Radio Competition was held between October 26 and 27,at Ela Quality Resort, in Belek, Antalya. As mentioned above, the competition had 4 categories. The participants were BBC from the Great Britain, RTVSLO from Slovenia, ROR from Romania, SWR from Germany, RB from Serbia, IRIB from Iran, NPO from the Netherlands, NRCU from Ukraine, ORF from Austria, RFI from France, BNR from Bulgaria, BHRT-BH RADIO 1 and RTV F BIH from Bosnia Herzogevina, NRK from Norway, HR from Croatia, RT from Albany, RAI RADIO 2 from Italy and TRM from Moldova. Details were the following link.
Here were the winners and their photographes as the link below;
WOMEN BHRT BOSNIA HERZOGEVINA ABIDA-MY LAND WINNER RADMILA SESAR BNR BULGARIA THE SONGS THAT SURVIVED JURY SPECIAL AWARD HELLIA CHAVDAROVA CHILDREN SWR GERMANY THE CANTERVILLE GHOST WINNER UTA MARIA HEIM YOUNG BBC ENGLAND MUMMIES AND DADDIES WINNER PAOLINA HARRIS RAI ITALY EMIGRANTS EXPRESS JURY SPECIAL AWARD LAURA FORTINI ENVIRONMENT NPO NETHERLAND TUTKOYAKTUK WINNER MARGARETHA MINJON Good DX'ing.Mustafa CANKURT
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