Training on Community Radio: A Tool to Empower the Community (26-28 September12) (Community Radio Trai)

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Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 24, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 20, 2012
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Description

TARA Livelihood Academy
invites participation for a 3-days residential training programme on
“Community Radio: a tool to empower the community”
Community Radio has played a revolutionary role in development communications worldwide since the late 70s, especially in Africa, Latin America, and North America. Of late, community radio has been heavily discussed in South Asia, and in 2006, the Government of India released community radio for the first time. The traditional development approach has been a top down approach focusing on creating awareness in the community in the hope that critical information will trickle down and community members will automatically absorb information important to them. However, it has been proved that communities need a participatory approach, where they make the decisions about what is necessary for their lives.

Technology mediated approaches are often inappropriate for the community in question. Community radio is a low cost technology model which addresses access issues of the poorest of the communities. Further, it even transcends literacy gaps, and is known to encourage participation from all kinds of communities.

The training is expected to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to develop their own community radio station. Training program is designed with main focus on the role of community radio in developing life and
livelihood of the rural communities, Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy and technical operation of Community Radio and strategy of work-plan for sustainable operation of community radio.

Course Contents:

Conceptual clarity on CR
Government Policy for CR
Understanding the studio (Radio Bundelkhand 90.4 FM)
Technical sessions on sound
Field recording
Recording in the studio
Editing on digital sound architecture
Rural Journalism
How to set up your own community radio station
Pedagogy: An extremely participative and interactive training methodology, comprising of:

- Lectures - Games - Group Discussions & Group Exercises
- Case studies - Brainstorming sessions - Experience sharing
-Handouts - Exposure Visits - Presentations

For Whom:

Officers from Central & State governments
National/ International Development Organizations
Corporate as well as CSR Professionals
Academic institutions
Rural Journalists
Individuals interested in Community Radio set-up and its understanding

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Additional Information

Training Fee: Indian Participants: INR 12000 Overseas Participants: INR 15000/ USD 300 Training Fee Covers: Professional Fees for Training Accommodation & Food Course materials for the participants Certificate of completion of Training Leisure trip to the famous Orchha temples and Fort, Jhansi Fort