Friday, April 09, 2010

CR News – Tracking Community Radio in India

ANNOUNCING the launch of CR News – Tracking Community Radio in India
We are delighted to announce the launch of a quarterly e-newsletter on Community Radio developments in India: CR News – Tracking Community Radio in India. The newsletter will be the first of its kind in the country and will provide a platform for community radio practitioners, advocates, academics, and policymakers to share community radio news, events, challenges and opportunities. Supported by UNESCO, and produced by the Department of Communication, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, the e-newsletter’s editorial team consists of Ashish Sen (Trustee of VOICES, Bangalore and President, AMARC Asia-Pacific) as the Editor; Kanchan Malik (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad) as the Associate Editor; and Vasuki Belavadi (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad) for Design and Production.
CR News has an Advisory Board that includes: Prof. Vinod Pavarala (University of Hyderabad and President, Community Radio Forum of India); Frederick Noronha (Independent Journalist, Goa); Anita Gurumurthy (ITforChange, Bangalore); Rajen Varada (UNESCO, Delhi); Anujaa Shukla (Radio Bundelkhand, TARAgram Orchha, MP) and Nikhil Dey (Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Rajasthan).
The e-newsletter will comprise four segments, namely:
News and Events
Voices from the field
Opinion and Feedback
The inaugural issue of CR News – Tracking Community Radio in India is scheduled to be launched mid-June, 2010.
The editorial team seeks contributions by way of news reports, features, announcements and opinions on recent community radio activities in your organization/region/nation. Voices/Stories from the field, including interviews with community members (listeners and producers) are especially welcome.
Kindly note: Contributions should be in English, restricted to 200 words for news/event and 250 words for opinion pieces and features, and typed double spaced. Contributions may preferably be accompanied by photographs/illustrations. Contact address and details of authors/organization should accompany the contributions. The last date for submissions is May 10th, 2010. Electronic submission of contributions is recommended. Please email your articles/reports/features to:
If you are unable to email, you can also send your typed articles/reports/features to:
Dr. Kanchan Malik
Department of Communication;
Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication;
University of Hyderabad;
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046
Phone: +91-40-23135506(O); +91-990-858-2613(M)
The final selection of contributions will be determined by the editorial team. We look forward to hearing from you about your community radio station or all the community radio related developments that you are following. Please remember, the deadline for the content to reach us is: May10, 2010. Thank you in anticipation.
Best Regards
Ashish Sen (Editor) & Kanchan Malik (Associate Editor)
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