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Community Radio consultation in city

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

Guwahati, February 26: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MoIB) is going to organize a regiol consultation on Community Radio (CR) in the city in collaboration with OneWorld Foundation India.

Despite being one of the culturally rich regions, the northeast has just two Community Radio stations.

The three-day workshop will be held from February 27 to March 1 with local partner Radio Luit, a Community Radio station being run by Gauhati University.

The consultation is part of a series of awareness workshops that the Ministry is holding to popularize the Community Radio movement and to encourage potential organizations to apply for licences.

These workshops are now being organised in regions from where there are less applications and the potential of the communication media still lies untapped.

Experts, CR enthusiasts, government officials and NGOs will interact with participants during the next three days to demystify the licensing process and the technology associated with the CR. Currently, the country has around 180 CR stations that are owned by NGOs, educatiol institutions and KVKs.


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