Community Radio is a powerful and versatile tool for building communities. Although it has been promoted by the UN worldwide for over half a century, in India, it is only in the last decade that the airwaves have been opened to the public, thanks to a Supreme Court judgement. Even so, growth in this important medium has been slow, and even among NGOs engaged in community building, it remains largely unknown.
The TUNING INTO DIVERSITY 2 workshop is aimed at civil society organisations interested in starting radio stations or in building partnerships toward starting such stations. The goal is to help them understand the legal, technical, financial and media issues involved and to get acquainted with the skills required of a team in starting a community radio station.
The programme will begin at 9 am on Wednesday, 23rd June and end at 2 pm on 25th June. It will be held at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Goa. The faculty will be expert practitioners in the field from various parts of India.
Room, board and tuition will be provided free of cost. However, participants are expected to arrange for their own travel to the venue and back. You are advised to arrive on 22 June. The rooms will be available from 2 pm onwards on 22 June and check out time is 12 noon on 25 June, so please book accordingly.
If you would like to know more, please go to http://www.cometmedia.org/community-radio and register on line or you couldwrite to us at *firstname.lastname@example.org* or call us on 022 2386 9052 or 2382 6674 and ask for Jinal or Chandita.
The workshop is possible thanks to grants from MICCI (Media Information and Communication Centre of India), FES (Frederich Ebert Stiftung) and CRF (Community Radio Forum).
For more about Comet visit www.cometmedia.org.