Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SEWA sets up 49th CRS

Self Employed Women's Association's radio unit Rudi No Radio is setting up its 49th community radio station in Manipur village, Sanand taluka and other villages within a 10-km radius, according to a press release. It will be functional within the next three months. Rudi No Radio has transmitted 200 episodes in partnership with All India Radio. It is managed by women who have had no formal training in mass media. Its episode s focus on development issues such as agriculture, health, water and are produced by women in the local folk style. Video team comprises of women who were vegetable vendors, bidi makers, head loaders, screen painters, tailors and now they manage the video unit completely by their own. Video SEWA has completed 25 years and is registered as a cooperative.


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