On behalf of the Community Radio Forum of India (CRF http://www.crforum.in), I am pleased to inform all members that the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Forum will be held on February 19, 2010 in Bangalore. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Regional Conference of AMARC Asia Pacific scheduled to be held in Bangalore from February 20-23, 2010. The theme of the conference is "Community Radio for Sustainable Development and Good Governance".
The agenda for the CRF meeting will be: a) to conduct organizational elections and put in place a new executive committee; and b) to have an open meeting, with members and other CR practitioners, advocates and enthusiasts in order to take stock of the community radio movement in India and share experiences of those already on air. The first part of the meeting mentioned as (a) above will be open for registered members of CRF only, however the second part of the meeting is open to all.
The CRF meeting as well as the AMARC conference will be held at The United Theological College, 63, Millers Road, Benson Town, BANGALORE - 560046.
We encourage all of you to attend the CRF meeting and register for the AMARC conference. Please make your travel plans at the earliest so that you don't miss this important meeting of CRF and an opportunity to interact with others in the region. Visit http://www.crforum.in for details on CRF and http://asiapacific.amarc.org for more details on AMARC conference.
Meanwhile, we would like to request specific suggestions on the agenda for the CRF meeting mentioned above. In addition, please review the draft agenda of the AMARC conference and share any ideas you may have for scheduling some sessions in which India participants could play a meaningful role at least on the first two days. This suggestion is being made on the assumption that, although members are welcome to stay on for the full conference of AMARC, most of us may not be able to stay in Bangalore for more than two or three days.
Please send your ideas and suggestions on the agenda to Dr Vinod Pavarala on this list as well as cc it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be happy to share further details with you as soon as they become available. Hope to see you all in Bangalore.
Community Radio Forum of India