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Community Media News

News about community media from assorted sources. Clicking on thelink will take you to the original source. [ Page 3 of 3 ]
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Pune University's own community radio goes global

The University of Pune's (UoP) community radio, Vidyavani, can now be heard across the globe, as it went online from Saturday. The community radio that can be heard on was formally inaugurated by UoP vice chancellor WN Gade.

Source: DNA News

Community radio takes tentative steps amid serious hurdles

After almost a decade-long campaigning for a ‘three-tier radio broadcasting system’ in India by some media activists and radio enthusiasts, community radio marked its presence in 2006, after getting a nod from the Government of India.In the last one year, there is an upsurge of people taking interest in setting up community radio stations across the country...

Source: Deccan Herald

Gurgaon Ki Awaaz: Broadcasting the voice that represents society

Armed with egg-trays for the purpose of absorbing the echo in the modest studio, hand-me-down computers and radio-sets, Gurgaon Ki Awaaz, airing on 107.8 Mhz, is the only radio station amongst the 26 radio stations operating in Delhi/NCR which is led by the civil society.

Source: Times of India

Border areas to have 33 FM radio channels in Phase III

The government is to allow bidders in Jammu and Kashmir, the North-eastern states and the Island territories to bid for FM Radio channels in Phase III even above the national limit on ownership of channels of 15 per cent per entity. 15  FM stations will be set up in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir and 18 in the border areas of the seven states of North-east...

Source: Radio And Music

Cutting a vital link

Amidst recent apprehensions of increasing government and other regulation on the media through guidelines or Bills, one area went relatively unnoticed. Community radio representatives and operators are feeling highly insecure following the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's decision in March to effect a fourfold hike in royalty and licence charges for assignment of frequencies to community radio stations...

Source: Frontline

Community radio gets Rs 50 mn for 2012-13

A Planned Scheme of "Supporting Community Movement in India" has been conceived to provide grants to Community Radio Stations in the range of Rs 100,000 to Rs 1.5 million depending on the purpose for which the grant is sought. Under this scheme, a provision has been made to award grants for infrastructure/ equipment to scale the growth of new community radio stations especially in remote and rural areas that have little access to media as well as stations managed by disadvantaged and marginalised communities...

Source: Indian Television

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