The handbook covers legal and technical aspects and sets out the practical steps to get started with a community radio service. It also deals with participatory programming and provides a prototype code of conduct for community broadcasters.
The second section of the document focuses on practical aspects of community radio programming.
The final part presents 3 cases to illustrate how civil society organisations approach participatory communication: the Peruvian community development NGO 'Minga Peru'; the Tanzanian NGO 'Femina'; and the Indian 'National Center for Promotion and Employment for Disabled People'.
This book has been written with a desire to share powerful insights and experiences that can help get a genuine community radio off the ground – and keep it on air. It offers a step-by-step presentation of the central conceptual and practical aspects that are essential for creating EMPOWERMENT RADIO: A sustainable, community-run, well managed, simple and effective platform for the community’s voices, with space for debate on issues of importance that range from urgent ad hoc problems, over continued debate on community development, and onward toward a celebration of the local culture.
Given the increasing availability of low-cost digital video cameras and editing software - and the increasing use of video media in donor-funded agricultural development projects - this toolkit aims to enable practitioners to develop a more systematic approach to using low-cost video as one of the mediums through which they share information with farmers. It includes practical guidelines about storyboarding, technology choices, video production, editing and dissemination.
The purpose of this guide is to promote an increased understanding of the different types of social media and encourage their use for accessing and sharing knowledge on climate change adaptation in Africa. Offering practical advice on sharing, accessing and exchanging climate change knowledge from and about Africa using social media, it is a good place to begin your social media journey.
 This IFAD publication seeks to provide guidance on developing a participatory communication strategy to strengthen the impact of participatory mapping initiatives, especially among pastoralists, indigenous peoples and forest dwellers. It can also be used as a general guide for developing participatory communication strategies.
The first section provides a review of participatory mapping and communication, while the second outlines a four-stage process for developing and implementing a communication strategy and action plan in support of participatory mapping. The third section addresses knowledge management procedures that can be employed in collecting and documenting information to be included in the participatory map or to record the mapping process.
 In this book the journalist and community radio campaigner/expert Raghu Mainali introduces the basics of Community Radio. It is about how all those involved in community broadcasting can contribute to the maximum, by rising up to definite and desired professional standards.
This book is a primer for someone who might have spent years in community broadcasting and a guide for those who aspire to take up a career in radio broadcast journalism.
The authors draw on nearly two decades of experience of facilitating Participatory Video projects in the field, and share case studies and useful anecdotes, as well as responses to their work from diverse sources. The key messages are further highlighted by illustrations, cartoons and photographs.
The main focus of this publication is on the equality and gender dimensions of social diversity in the media. Annexes include selected case studies on gender mainstreaming in media from Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and the Arab States, Latin America and Southern Africa.