Community radio for rural development: issues and strategies contii--- area covered: operating presently through allahabad, banglore, coimbatore fm stations of india on test transmission mode the network is slotted to expand to a total of 40 stations by june-2002 range: 60 km and covers an. The impact of community radio on the lives of the people of sub -urban areas radio has been called the 'internet of africa' it provides a voice to the voiceless and allows rural communities to play an active role in their development it allows for greater access to information systems and. Again we must ask ourselves, if radio and other mass media give the average person living in the rural areas a voice and how amplified are such voices if nigeria does not put in place structures to licence and control cr stations then they will develop via other means in an increasingly globalised. . Over the years around the world generally and in zambia particularly, various forms of community media have been used in a bid to bridge the barriers that exist with regard to access to information especially in the rural areas community radio is one such media which has been used in latin america europe, asia and. A few short years ago, community radio was virtually unknown in south africa by the end of 1999 there were already sixty-five community radio stations broadcasting in and to communities in rural, semi-urban and urban areas of the republic (siemering, fairbairn and rangana, 1998) in addition, community radio stations. 14 justification of the study building upon the foundation crafted above, it is clear that community radio stations play a crucial role in promoting local development, democracy and human rights in zambia, poor and marginalized groups in rural areas now have a chance to produce their own programs.
Its dial is fixed at one frequency – only one station gets a reception in this area and it is a beam of light for a community otherwise in darkness donga-mantung is poor, rural and remote the main industry is subsistence farming and less than half the population has had formal schooling the dirt roads are. This article adopts the case study research approach through the use of document analysis and interviews to investigate the role of two community radio stations in selected areas of the kwazulu-natal province of south africa with regard to rural development and the dissemination of information to women. Affecting community radio development, including an enabling environment and funding strategies community radio • financial sustainability is a major challenge for community radio stations possible solutions to boost struggling community radio efforts marginalized or rural sectors of the popula.
Community radio kthangaraj, psuresh kumar and rasokan kongu engineering college perundurai erode 638 052 1 evolution of radio broadcasting in india, the first radio station was installed in bombay in 1927, followed by to participate and broadcast in state activities like rural development, women. Community radio and development by examining the question of the management of six networks from mali lar community radio and the location of the station (rural, urban/semi urban), the article focuses on four these groups through workshops and seminars in areas of management and broadcasting, sourcing. The question has always been – how to harness the potential, especially considering all the challenges that community radio stations face across the region well an innovative new initiative – the radio platform for community development project (rpcd) – might finally have come up with an answer.
Much development content is produced in this way, with radio stations charging air-time to ngos and civil society organisations to broadcast their programmes local radio still performs the function of a community telephone kiosk in many isolated rural areas and radio's immediacy, portability and ubiquity make it an. The thesis investigates community radio as a tool for development drawing on case studies of nkhotakota and mzimba community radio stations for allowing me to conduct my research within their institutions special thanks 641 evidence of the penetration of mobile phones in rural areas in malawi 176. 1) the need to open the radio to different stakeholders in the area 2) ngo partners and various development programs 3) religious and traditional leaders 4) traditional very early to promoting community development in senegal and other african operate whether the community radio station is based in rural.
Vital role in passing information on development issues both locally and internationally this paper was aimed at assessing the role of community radio stations in enhancing rural development the paper sought to identify the main contributions of kass fm radio in the development of rural areas, the study. Jean fairbairn and doreen rukaria 2011(osiea), also observes that community radio stations in kenya do not perceive themselves as being part of a distinct to improve awareness and knowledge of solutions to community development problems within various sectors including culture, rural development, education,.
Now 14 community radio stations are on-air in the country, aiming to ensure empowerment and right to information for the rural community they are broadcasting altogether 120 hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities around 536 youth women & youth. Rajiv gandhi national institute of youth development (rgniyd), sriperumbudur, tamil nadu is an institute of national importance by an act of parliament no35/ 2012 in our main objective is to widen its bond with the community bring out talents of the adolescents, youth in rural areas by strengthening its programming. Sauti fm, a community radio station located in rarieda, siaya county was selected for a case study with the purpose of demonstrating how the radio station has been harnessed for the socioeconomic, cultural and political development of rarieda as well as the impacts of the radio's programming in its catchment area. Keeping the above points in view, it seemed pertinent to probe into the following questions through a formal research: (1) do the community radio stations go through formal need analysis and audience research (2) up to what extent community radio program is serving as a medium of rural development.