Saturday, July 30, 2016

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