Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What Ails Community Radio?' on Lok Sabha TV

Dear all:

As you may be aware, the Community Radio Forum of India has been engaging
with several ministries and media outlets in order to advocate for CR
related policy changes. During this process, several articles have appeared
in print and online regarding the CR sector in India, featuring CRF office
bearers and members.

The latest such engagement in this process has been an interview with CRF
General Secretary N.Ramakrishnan and Treasurer Arti Jaiman on Lok Sabha
TV's Talk Time programme. The hour long programme, conducted by journalist
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, is scheduled for airing tomorrow (24th January
2012), with repeats over the next week - see the schedule below.

We used the opportunity to talk about the spectrum issue, restrictive
policy clauses, and the things we could learn from global experiences - and
also struck a blow against the whole concept of not issuing CR licenses in
so-called conflict zones across the country.

We sincerely hope all of it ends up in the final programme - and that this
becomes the catalyst that spurs more such media coverage of the CR sector.
Watch it on Lok Sabha TV at 8 pm on the 24th, followed by repeats on Sunday
(27th) 7 am, Monday (28th) 11 am and Thursday (31st) 4 pm. Needless to say,
'programme schedule liable to change without notice'!

Warm regards,
General Secretary, CRF

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