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CONTENTS
AFGHANISTAN
RADIO NAI RADIO SAHAR YOUTH VOICE RADIO ZOHRA RADIO STATION 1 3 5 7

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA COMMUNITY BROADCASTING FOUNDATION HEALTH COMMUNICATION RESOURCES INCORPORATED

9 10 11 13

BANGLADESH

BANGLADESH NGOS NETWORK FOR RADIO AND COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY RADIO ACADEMY

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CAMBODIA

WOMEN MEDIA CENTER

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EAST TIMOR

COMMUNITY RADIO CENTRE

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FIJI ISLANDS

femLINKPACIFIC: MEDIA INITIATIVES FOR WOMEN PARTNERS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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INDIA

ALTERNATIVE FOR INDIA DEVELOPMENT AMAR JYOTI FOUNDATION ‘BANDHUGANJ’ CHARKHA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION NETWORK FIRE FLY MEDIA IT FOR CHANGE NAMMA DHWANI ONE WORLD SOUTH ASIA PEOPLE’S ASSOCIATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT RUDI NO RADIO – SEWA SARANG COMMUNITY RADIO, ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION, UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD VOICES

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INDONESIA

ATMA JAYA YOGYAKARTA UNIVERSITY COMBINE RESOURCE INSTITUTION RADIO KOMUNITAS DAMARWULAN FM JARINGAN RADIO KOMUNITAS JAWA TIMUR MANAGEMENT MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CENTRE MITRA FM 107.7 MHz VOICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS CENTRE WEST JAVA COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORKING

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JAPAN

COMMUNITY MEDIA RESOURCES FM YY NANMIN NOW!

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KYRGYZ REPUBLIC LAOS

RADIOMOST 100.5 FM

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KHOUN COMMUNITY RADIO FOR DEVELOPMENT

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MALAYSIA NEPAL

CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM (CIJ)

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ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY RADIO BROADCASTERS NEPAL (ACORAB) ANTENNA FOUNDATION NEPAL BAGLUNG FM 96.4 MHz BHEKAAAWAJ FM 101.2 MHz CJMC FM 106 MHz COMMUNITY RADIO SUPPORT CENTER ENVIRONMENT CYCLE RADIO FM 104.2 MHz FAR WEST MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CENTRE HIMCHULI FM 92.2 MHz RADIO LUMBINI INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION CO-OPERATIVE LTD MADHYAPURWA F.M. 104 MHz NARAYANI FM 103.8 MHz PANOS RADIO SOUTH ASIA PANOS SOUTH ASIA RADIO ABC, FM 89.8 MHz RADIO APPAN MITHILA 94.4 MHz RADIO BHERI AWAZ 95.6 MHz RADIO BHERI FM 98.6 MHz RADIO CHITWAN 94.6 MHz RADIO DEUKHURI RADIO GANDAKI 90.2 MHz

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RADIO GORKHA FM 92.8 MHz RADIO JAGARAN 93.6 MHz RADIO KARNALI FM 105.2 MHz RADIO LOKTANTRA 89.4 MHz RADIO MADAN POKHARA 106.9 MHz RADIO MADDHYA PASCHIM RADIO NAMOBUDDHA FM 106.7 MHz RADIO NUWAKOT FM 106.8 MHz RADIO PRABAT FM 103.6 MHz RADIO SAGARMATHA RADIO SARANGKOT 104.6 MHz RADIO SINDHULIGADI RADIO SOLU FM RADIO TRIYUGA 104 MHz RADIO TULSIPUR FM RADIO VIJAYA FM 101.6 MHz RAPTI SARYU GANGA RUPANDEHI FM 102 MHz SAMAD FM 102.6 MHz SUMHATLUNG FM 104.2 MHz

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PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN PRESS FOUNDATION TARAQEE FOUNDATION

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PALESTINE

PALESTINE NEWS NETWORK

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PHILIPPINES

KODAO PRODUCTIONS ISIS INTERNATIONAL

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SRI LANKA

COMMUNITY MULTIMEDIA CENTRE SRI LANKA COMMUNITY RADIO ORGANISATION

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VANUATU

COMMUNITY RADIO ASSOCIATION OF TAFEA

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RADIO NAI Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Radio Nai

AFGHANISTAN
NGO with interest in community broadcasting House # 208, Darulaman Mean Road Sherkat Bus Station, Kabul, Afghanistan E-mail: Tel: Web: NGO web: info@nai.org.af +93-700298637 under construction ww.nai.org.af Mir Abdul Wahed Hashimi Executive Director +93 700298637 info@nai.org.af, wahedhashimi@gmail.com

Contact person

Name: Position: Tel: E-mail:

Activities of organization

Nai supported Open Media is an Afghan Media Development NGO which works on the following areas:  Journalism training  Media law training  Media advocacy 2008 Currently 8 hours but will increase the broadcasting hours in the near future

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programs broadcasted Entertainment, educational, news, current affairs, music, per day woment and youth, cultural programs, etc. Total hours of programs by and 80% of programs are being produced by women and we have for women broadcasted per like one hour program for women week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Dari and Pashto 30 Km 50 Watts FM 6 (Female = 3, Male = 3) 4 (Female = 3, Male = ) 3 (Female = 2, Male = )

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Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level Donors that support the radio station

2 (Male) 5 (Female = , Male = 4) UNESCO and Internews

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RADIO SAHAR Name of the organization Type of organization Full Address Radio Sahar

AFGHANISTAN
Community radio station (women based) Post Box No. 68 Mahbas St. First Avenue Herat City, Afghanistan E-mail: Tel: Web: radiosahar@gmail.com +93-0-4023000/+93-0-70040853 www.radiosahar.af Humaira Habib Director +93-0-700403602 habibhumaira@gmail.com

Contact person

Name: Position: Tel: E-mail:

Activities of organization

Radio Sahar is an independent women based community radio that is managed by women. This radio was inaugurated on October 28th 2300 and began with broadcasting two hours daily with a staff comprising of four women. Radio Sahar was established by funds from IMPACS (Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society) with technical support from Internews. Radio Sahar was the first community and women radio station established in Herat. Today, it has become a fully fledged station with over 3 hours of broadcasting and more than 5 employees. Currently, 00% of its expenses are provided by advertisement and public annoucements. Out of necessity, Radio Sahar has moved a little towards commercialization. Otherwise its mission is promotion of awareness for women especially on social, political and cultural issues. For this reason, majority of Radio Sahar’s programs is educational. In addition Radio Sahar attempts to attract all local people for greater understanding and self assurance towards their society’s development.

Established on Broadcast hours per day

28 October, 2003 3 hours

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Types of programs bro adcasted per day per day

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2 hours of educational program 2 hours of developmental program 4 hours of entertainment and musical program  hour of news and 4 hours of social and women issues’ program

Total hours of programs by and 2 hours for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level Dari and Pashto 60-70 Km 500,000 600 Watts/FM 7 (Female = 2, Male = 5) 9 (Female = 7, Male = 2) 3 (Female) 4 (Female) 3 (Female)

Target community of the station Women and children

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YOUTH VOICE RADIO Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

AFGHANISTAN
Youth Voice Radio (Saday-e-Jawan Radio) Campus Radio Park-e-Mellat, Herat University Herat, Afghanistan Email: Tel: Web: youthradio2003@yahoo.com +93- 40-230800 www.youth-voice.com Prof. Sayed Yahya Hazin Executive Director +93-700 4 9420 hazin_2005@yahoo.com

Contact person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Youth Voice (Saday-e-Jawan) Herat University Campus Radio is popular among youth and young professionals in Afghanistan. Based at Herat University, Saday-e-Jawn has built a reputation of excellence in journalism, plurality of sources, high standards of reporting and providing a voice to the audience. The station started in 2003 with help from an international radio expert from Sayara Media & Communication, an Afghan NGO. It produced programmes by 50 journalism students and professors with the support of Sayara Media & Communication administrative staff. After 2007, Sayara Media & Communication cut off support from this radio and currently the radio station is run by journalism students in Herat. Youth Voice Radio broadcasts 2 hours per day high quality content produced entirely at the Herat station. The population of the province has embraced Saday-e-Jawan as the most popular station for information, education, social affairs, and entertainment programs and above all for the service it provides the people.

The radio station was established on Total hours broadcasted per day 

5 May 2003 2 hours

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Types of programs broadcasts

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Educational programs for youth, women and children Scientific programs for university students and Four daily news bulletins in local and international languages (Dari, Pashto and English)

Total hours of programs by and 4 hours for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level Dari, Pashto and English 60-70 Km More than 500,000 people 300 Watts/ FM 30 (Female = 5 ; Male = 5) 20 (Female = 7; Male = 3) 0 (Female = 5 ; Male = 5) No volunteers as it is a campus radio for journalism students 7 (Female = 2 ; Male = 5)

Target community of the station Youths, women, young journalist and the educated people Donors that support the radio station Internews - Afghanistan, CITENA Group

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ZOHRA RADIO STATION Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Zohra Radio Station Community radio station

AFGHANISTAN

Spinzar Factory Street, Next to Kabul border Kunduz city, Kunduz province Afghanistan Email: Tel: radiozohra@gmail.com, radio_zohra@yahoo.com +93-79937434 Najia Khodayar Head of Radio Station +93-79937434 najia_khodayar@yahoo.com, radiozohra@gmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email: 8 March 2004 8 hours

The radio station was established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcasts

The programs broadcasted are:  Programs regarding women’s rights: 0 to 5 minutes  Youth programs: 0 to 5 minutes  Programs for children: 0 to 5 minutes  News: Depends on the news  Health programs: 0 to 5 minutes  Information from worldwide programs: 0 minutes  Law programs with judicial actors and local authorities for better understanding of law and human rights: 20 to 30 minutes  Musical (people’s choice) program: 2 hours  Special programs on special days such as 8 March Women’s day, 6 days of activism against gender based violence, etc.

Total hours of programs by and 60 hours for women broadcasted per week

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Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

Pashto, Dari and Ozbek All over Kunduz province including the districts More than  million FM 8 4 (Female = ; Male = 3) 2  2 (Female)

Target community of the station Those community in the districts who are not aware of their rights Donors that support the radio station IMPACS and Internews

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AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

AUSTRALIA

Australian Indigenous Communications Association Network / Association / Federation of community radios PO Box 4235, /5 Edgar Street Ainslie ACT 2602, Canberra, Australia Email: Tel: Fax: patrick@aicainc.org.au +6-2 62628677 +6-2 62304456 Patrick Malone Chief Executive Officer (CEO) +6-2 62628677 patrick@aicainc.org.au

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

The Australian Indigenous Communications Association Incorporated is a body that represents members of the National Indigenous Media and Communications Industry. The Representative Association advocates for and formulates policy on behalf of this sector. During the 980s and 990s, enthusiastic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in many parts of Australia, with the help of very limited ATSIC, DICTA and now DEWHA funding, established community based radio and television stations. As new technology became more widely accessible, we developed to the point where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations now own and control:  Over 05 unique, small community radio and television broadcasting facilities (known as RIBS -Remote Indigenous Broadcasting Service) in remote communities;  25 licensed community radio stations in regional and urban centres;  Several community television services;  One commercial radio service;  One commercial television service;  Many video-conference facilities; and  Several community and commercial print and multi-media enterprises.

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COMMUNITY BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

AUSTRALIA

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) National representative organisation for community broadcasters. P. O. Box 564 Alexandria NSW, 435 Level 3, 44-54 Botany Rd Alexandria NSW 2042, Sydney, Australia Email: Tel: Fax: Web: office@cbaa.org.au + 6-2- 930 299 + 6-2- 939 4545 www.cbaa.org.au www.cbonline.org.au www.amrap.org Danny Chifley Admin Assistant + 6-2- 930 2999 dchifley@cbaa.org.au

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

The CBAA is the peak body for community radio and television stations. We provide leadership, advocacy and support for our members to actively provide independent broadcasting services and to build and strengthen local communities. The CBAA is the national representative organisation for community broadcasters, both fully licensed stations and groups aspiring to hold a permanent licence. The CBAA provides advice and support to community broadcasters regarding a variety of issues.

List of publications related to community radio

The CBX is the industry magazine for community media. The magazine is produced and published by the CBAA. 

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COMMUNITY BROADCASTING FOUNDATION Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Broadcasting Foundation

AUSTRALIA

NGO with interest in community broadcasting PO Box 354, Collingwood VIC 3066 44 George St, Fitzroy VIC, Australia Email: Tel: Fax: Web: info@cbf.com.au + 6- 3- 949 8055 + 6-3-949 8352 www.cbf.com.au Ian Stanistreet Executive Director + 6-3-949 8055 exec@cbf.com.au

Contact Person

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Activities of organization

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The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) is an independent non-profit funding agency that solicits and distributes funds for the maintenance and development of community broadcasting within Australia. The CBF cannot provide funding to organisations outside Australia or for purposes not associated with the maintenance and development of Australian community broadcasting. The CBF is supported by the Australian Government. CBF funding is provided for local Ethnic, Indigenous, and RPH programme production; national programme production, distribution and exchange; station infrastructure and operational support; training; national infrastructure development projects; sector coordination and research. The Foundation operates with a small Secretariat and around forty volunteers who sit on grants advisory committees, project advisory groups and the Board of Directors.

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List of publication related to community radio

The Community Broadcasting Foundation publishes its annual report each November. It is mailed to stakeholders, grantees, community stations and broadcasting groups and distributed at sector conferences. It is also available online at www.cbf.com.au. CBF Update, a monthly email newsletter that contains upto-date information about the CBF’s activities including grant opportunities. The CBF funds the development of resources that assist the development of Australian community broadcasting. Many of the resources created are available for download from the Australian community broadcasting portal – www.cbonline. org.au 

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HEALTH COMMUNICATION RESOURCES INCORPORATED Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

Health Communication Resources Incorporated Training Institute  Chapel Court Kingsley, Australia Email: Tel: Web: hcrdropbox@gmail.com + 6-4792205 www.h-c-r.org Ross James Director + 6- 4792205 hcrdropbox@gmail.com

AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

We provide training and consultancy to radio stations, health and social development agencies to effectively use community radio for health and social development. Our approach is through the framework of health promotion using five specific tasks of radio for programme schedules, features and CSAs.
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List of publications related to community radio

Toolbox for Evaluation Training materials

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BANGLADESH NGOS NETWORK FOR RADIO AND COMMUNICATION Name of the organization Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) Type of organization Full address Network / Association / Federation of community radios Post Box No. 5095, House: 3/ Road: 2 Shamoli, Dhaka 207 Dhaka 205,Bangladesh Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: ceo@bnnrc.net, bnnrc@bd.drik.net +88-02-930750 +88-02-93850-05 www.bnnrc.net AHM Bazlur Rahman-S2BR Chief Executive Officer +88-02-930750 ceo@bnnrc.net

BANGLADESH

Activities of organization

BNNRC is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable and affordable access to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for remote and marginalized population BNNRC strives for the following core interventions:  Awareness on correlations of ICT, poverty alleviation and Institutionalization of Democracy and Right to information (RTI).  Establishment of ICT Resource Centre and Promotion of Rural Knowledge Volunteers as primary ICT catalyst in remote rural areas.  Advocacy and Campaign for Bridge the Digital Divide/ Information Divide/ Knowledge Divide and Open up airwaves for Community Radio - voices for the voice-less.  Piloting of ICT4D projects at rural areas to create show case examples for greater multiplication through Rural Knowledge Centre (RKC).  Establishment of an Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) for Disaster Risk Reduction through Amateur Radio Promotion  People’s Rights in Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and Telecommunication/ Building capacity for ICT /rural broadcast Journalist. 

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List of publications related to community radio

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Hand Book: Community Radio for Good Governance and Development Booklet: Community Radio Booklet: Community Radio Policy in Bangladesh Gender Policy for Community Radio Stations (translated in Bangla) Community Radio Guide Book with 60 FAQ on Community Radio Advocacy Hand Book on Airwaves and Broadcasting Policy in Bangladesh National baseline survey (on going) Directory of Community Radio Initiators in Bangladesh (on going) MAP on Community Radio Initiators in Bangladesh (on going) Training Manual for Community Radio Operators (on going)

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COMMUNITY RADIO ACADEMY Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Radio Academy Community Radio Academy

BANGLADESH

Post Box No. 5095, House: 3/ Road 2 Shamoli, Dhaka 207, Bangladesh Email: Tel: Fax: Web: ceo@bnnrc.net 88-02-930750 88-02-93850- 05 www.bnnrc.net/cra AHM Bazlur Rahman-S2BR Director +88-02-930750 ceo@bnnrc.net

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has set up Community Radio Academy as one of its social enterprise to promote community radio installation, broadcasting and operation around the country: The activities of the academy are: a) Research and Development: Research and development activities on challenges and prospects of Community Radio operation in Bangladesh including baseline survey, policy advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, feedback, listeners’ survey, publishing newsletter, publishing Community Radio handbook, library and archive, Community Radio based web portal and case studies on success and failure of Community Radio will be accomplished. b) Capacity Building: 8 basic and 8 advanced training courses will be arranged for about 240 Community Radio staff working across the country. 2 advocacy workshops, once every month, will be arranged in centre point at regional level with policy makers and stakeholders. An annual Community Radio conference of the stakeholders of all community radio stations located at different regions in Bangladesh will be arranged in Dhaka. Moreover, experience sharing, exposure trip, radio producing contents of program, news and talk show, capacity building training on program production, editing and presentation, support to budgeting and planning, broadcast management and schedule scripting will be arranged. 

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Activities of organization

c) Technical Cooperation: Technical support for studio set up, maintenance and broadcasting, schedule exchange, exchange visits; help desk, trouble-shooting, national and international communication. Publishing four Reports

List of publications related to community radio

Training Curriculum on Community Radio : How to get started and keep going in Bangladesh

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WOMEN MEDIA CENTER Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Woman Media Center Campus Radio P. O. Box 497 488, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:

CAMBODIA

fm02_wmc@online.com.kh + 855-2 22 6 + 855-22 35 97 www.wmc-cambodia.org Sotheary Meysan Production Manager-Chief of News Room + 855-2- 852 979 sotheary005@yahoo.com

Activities of organization

The Women’s Media Center (WMC) is Cambodia’s premier nongovernmental, non-profit media organization with a special focus on the roles and rights of Cambodian women. In 999, WMC launched its own radio station FM 02, which has become one of the nations leading radio stations. Along with the achievements of FM 02, WMC proudly boasts fully equipped video production studios and a dynamic advocacy network department. More than a decade since its inception, the Women’s Media Center has become one of the foremost providers of public service broadcasting in Cambodia. WMC also disseminates audio-visual productions via Mobile Broadcasting Units to remote and rural villages across Cambodia, impacting villages that would otherwise not be exposed to infotainment campaigns due to a lack of signal coverage, electricity or finances. WMC is responsible for exposing villages to productions that can (and do) have a true impact on the quality of their daily lives. 

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COMMUNITY RADIO CENTRE Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Radio Centre

EAST TIMOR
Network / Association / Federation of community radios Av. Bispo de Madeiros, Quintal Bo’ot/One Building with CNE Office Dili Timor - Leste Email: Tel: Web: levaristosoares@hotmail.com + 67-723 78 90 under construction Luis Evaristo dos Santos Soares Director + 67-723 78 90 levaristosoares@hotmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Main activities of the organisation are:  Provide technical support to eight community radio stations in terms of equipment, maintenance of equipment, provide training to local technician, provide training to volunteer radios, structure set up for radio stations, structure management and help create radio board of the radio stations.  Involved in the discussion of broadcast law for community radio, networking and link to community radio.  Serve as a legislative commission for media community specially in the radio community sector All 8 radio stations was established in 2002 4 – 6 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast Programmes on agriculture, health and education. Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power  to 2 hours

One district can cover another district. About ,500-2,000 00 watts

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Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Donors that support the radio station 

(Female = 4; Male = 7) 3 (Female = 2; Male = ) 3 (Female = ; Male = 2) In the beginning, the project was supported by World Bank till March 2004. Currently the support equipment is being provided by UNDP, UNICEF, State Administration, Timor Leste Government and other donors.

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femLINKPACIFIC: MEDIA INITIATIVES FOR WOMEN Name of the organization Type of organization

FIJI ISLANDS

femLinkpacific: Media Initiatives For Women Community radio station Women’s media NGO with Fiji and the Pacific’s only mobile community radio initiative; we broadcast with a weekend format in the capital city with our young women’s project “Generation Next – a new vision for a Peaceful tomorrow” and we also stage mobile broadcasts in four target rural communities. We also coordinate a regional women’s media network linking up women and peace advocates in Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Bougainville (PNG); we have been a strong lobby and advocacy group for community media/broadcasting at national and regional level. P O Box 2439, Government Buildings, 4 Pier Street, Suva, Fiji Islands Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Sharon@femlinkpacific.org,fj Peter@femlinkpacific.org.fj + 679- 330303 + 679- 3307207 www.femlinkpacific.org.fj Sharon Bhagwan Rolls Coordinator + 679-330303 6679924487 Sharon@femlinkpacific.org.fj

Full address

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Mobile: Email:

Activities of organization

femLINKPACIFIC serves as the coordinator of the regional women’s media network on UN Security Council resolution 325, titled Women, Peace and Security International/Regional level coordination for network advocacy on policy advocacy on women, peace and security as well as women in decision making  Policy advocacy for the enhancement of the development and establishment of women’s community media/radio initiatives in our region  Community Empowerment Programme using appropriate and accessible ICTs including the coordination of rural correspondents and focal points network  Organising and staging rural broadcasts in target communities, as well as other community media based initiatives  Our community media centre is our hub for the development and production of a range of community media initiatives 2

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Training of community media correspondents and radio broadcasters Convenor of peace initiatives, including the “Blue Ribbon Peace Vigil” Networking with broader civil society including mainstream media as well as private sector to enhance understanding of critical issues affecting gender equality Research

List of publications related to community radio

We have written and submitted position papers in relation to national broadcast legislation / regulatory issues and position paper for the 2005 Pacific Communications Ministers meeting, as well as a range of papers for various conferences: Papers by Sharon Bhagwan Rolls (Coordinator)  Promoting Gender Equality through Community Radio, the Pacific Experience–paper at the AMARC Asia Pacific Conference  Promoting Gender Equality through Community Radio, the Pacific Experience–paper at the AMARC Asia Pacific Conference  Use of Community Radio to encourage women’s involvement in peace building and conflict resolution: paper at the AMARC Asia Pacific Conference  An Empowerment Approach to Gender Equality in the Information Society (Women and the Media, ICTs and gender equality in the Pacific Region) Research paper for WSIS Gender Caucus  The role of community media/radio to enable an inclusive and just’ peace–Community Radio, Women and Peace - building–what is the connection? Drawn from femLINKPACIFIC’s experience and innovative use of a “suitcase radio” in Fiji, this paper discusses the existing barriers to women’s participation in formal processes for peace building and conflict transformation, as well as the potential of community radio to assist in the healing of a society–Our Media Conference 2007  “Government and Corporate Media on one hand, community and independent media on the other hand–is there a difference?” Our Media Conference 2007  Women’s media: Challenging the status quo (Pacific Journalism Review 3/2007)  Features for our own community media initiatives

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Established on Broadcast hours per day

2004 We have a licence to conduct weekend broadcasts in the capital city and conduct occasional broadcasts in rural communities; Weekend broadcasts are aired from 0800 hours to 800 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Development based programmes incorporating women, peace and human security issues; we also have a special segment for issues related to persons with disability; interviews with market vendors, interfaith segment; a segment on the rights of the child and a specific slot to highlight women’s civil society interviews; we also feature pre produced programmes from UN radio as well as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to inform our listeners of their regional policy issues being discussed. In the rural broadcasts, the women / community groups identify the issues themselves, write, and record their stories, which we incorporate into the broadcast together with pre recorded field interviews Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff English, Fijian and Hindi 0 – 2 kilometre radius Depends on the community we are in 00 Watts 7 (Female =6; Male=) includes 3 rural correspondents and 0 young women broadcast volunteers 3 (Female = 2; Male = ) Out sourced

Target community of the station It should be noted that we have a special young women’s project called Generation Next: A New Vision for a Peaceful Tomorrow which has trained young women to undertake the weekend broadcasts and field interviews in the capital city; The team leader is also understudying the Coordinator who serves as Station Manager to grow into the position of Programme Director Donors that support the radio station UNESCO, NZAID, Canada Fund, AUSAID, International Women’s Development Agency

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PARTNERS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Partners in Community Development Fiji

FIJI ISLANDS

NGO with interest in community broadcasting P.O. Box 4447 8 Denison Road, Suva, Republic of the Fiji Islands Email: Tel: Fax: Web: admin@pcdf.org.fj +679- 3300392 / 33460 +679- 330435 www.pcdfiji.org Pua Karikaritu Project Assistant / Community Media +679 - 3300392 / 33460(W)/ 3627783 (H) / 9247609 (M) pkarikaritu@pcdf.org.fj pkarikaritu@hotmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Community Based Charitable organization that administer projects in communities in rural areas to increase self reliance in rural communities. Network: Adopt an integrated approach with stakeholders formal and informal in all projects to promote good community governance and sustainable livelihood. Uses Participatory methodology to create awareness, assess, analyze situation and share lessons learnt and practices with our primary stakeholders. To project institutional integrity and achieve self reliance – through the adoption of PCDF constitution, Operation Handbook & Policy Guideline, Annual External Finance audited and Social Accounts audited. Funded Ministry of Education publications on backyard gardening for rural Boarding schools. (While administered by Foundation for the People of the South Pacific). In partnership with Ministry of Education published 2 editions of foods for school children – primary and secondary levels. Published a Disaster Management Training Manual in vernacular (Fijian) for SOPAC

List of publications of the organisations 

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2005 2005

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2006 -2008

2005 –2008 2002 to date

Interviewed by the Fiji Broadcasting Commission Limited (vernacular– Fijian) for airing on the Community programmes on Tuesday at 5.00pm. (Fiji Time). This gives information on the different projects and activities and the staff members involved in it. Published posters, brochure and stickers on marine conservation including coral gardening. Published Organization annual report with audited Financial Statement. (This is given to our stakeholders)

Note: These publications are sometimes used as illustration by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), FSPI, government departments, schools and Radio networks.

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ALTERNATIVE FOR INDIA DEVELOPMENT Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Alternative For India Development NGO with interest in community broadcasting Pathal Kudua, Albert Compound, Ranchi, India Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:

INDIA

aidranchi@btinternet.com + 9-65-230963 + 9-44-26272340 http://www.aidindia.org.uk/cr_section/cr_home. htm Mrs. Sunanda K.S. Chairperson +9-44-26272336/ 26272340 sunanda.ks@btinternet.com

Activities of organization

We produce radio programmes in 8 regional languages (Hindi, Nagpuri, Mundari, Magahi, Bengali, Santhali, Ho and Oriya) that are broadcast from FM channels of AIR -Daltonganj, Ranchi, Chaibasa, Jamshedpur (all in Jharkhand) and Baripada (Orissa) covering the states of Jharkhand, Orissa, Chattisgarh and Bihar and part of Uttar Pradesh. The major activities covered in these radio programmes are the following:  Capacity building for pro-poor radio programme development through training, orientation, workshops and exposure visits.  Participatory message development for radio episode production and broadcasting.  Narrowcasting of the radio episodes.  Cultural team performance through skit plays highlighting the issues and problems of the region.  Mobilization of the community forums for community action through rally, dharna, submitting memorandums, meetings etc.  Pro–poor advocacy for right to information, entitlements and participatory governance.  Networking with CBOs, NGOs and local village councils.  nformation dissemination through leaflets, brochures, pamphlets etc.  Quarterly publications of newsletters in English and Hindi.

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We publish the following quarterly newsletters:  Voice to the Voiceless (English)  Vikalp ( Hindi)  Antardhwani (English)  Posters on Community Radio We have applied for radio station at Meral, Garhwa District, Jharkhand to the Ministry of Information and Broadcast, New Delhi.

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AMAR JYOTI FOUNDATION ‘BANDHUGANJ’ Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Amar Jyoti Foundation ‘Bandhuganj’ NGO with interest in community broadcasting House No. 8, P.O. Bandhuganj, Jehanabad - 804432, Bihar. India Email: Tel: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: amarjyotifoundation@gmail.com +9-989269, + 9-943263987, +9-99309924 Ravi Ranjan Project Coordinator +9-989269 Socialwork47@rediffmail.com, radiovolunteer@gmail.com

INDIA

Activities of organization

Amar Jyoti Foundation ‘Bandhuganj’ is a non-governmental organization registered under Societies Registration Act 2, 860/26. Foundation works on rural development, women empowerment, child education, health, community radio programme and other issues.The main objectives of the organization under its education project are  To promote and provide quality education at affordable costs to socially and economically deprived children and communities.  Provide education that helps to bring out their latent talents, so that they not only acquire academic learning, but also vocational proficiency, personal character and societal values,  Help become self-reliant and responsible citizens. We are planning for another innovative project of launching a Community Radio Station (CRS) in this area for betterment of the community, as community broadcasting is the most effective way of empowering the masses at the grassroots level in India and for information and knowledge sharing. The Foundation strives to undertake advocacy and networking in policy formulation in favour of rural development.

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CHARKHA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION NETWORK Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Charkha Development Communication Network NGO with interest in community broadcasting

INDIA

G 5/ -2, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi - 007, India Email: Tel: Fax: Web: charkha@bol.net.in + 9-- 2668086, + 9-- 26680688 +9--2668086, + 9-- 26680688 www.charkha.org Mrs. Sunita Roy Director Programmes +9-98478369 (Mobile) Sunita.roy@rediffmail.com/ roy. sunita@gmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Set up in 994, Charkha is an innovative non-profit organization that works with marginalized and disadvantaged communities in rural and remote parts of the country.  Empowering the grassroots writers through skill development training programmes to highlight their local concerns through tools of communication. Introduction of appropriate communication tools for the target groups–traditional folk art including street theatre and puppetry, print media and digital means (community radio/ television/ Internet).  Inviting writings of rural writers and placing them in mainline media after editing them, so that their issues reach the policy makers.  Organize exposure tours for the rural writers/activists for onsite reportage.  Commission stories, incentives for grassroots writing on issues of development and poverty.  Operational areas: Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Northeast and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, media fellowship in Jammu and Kashmir  Short film on ‘Process of Developing a Community Radio Programme in Jharkhand & Chattisgarh’  Report on Community Radio Programme in Jharkhand & Chattisgarh

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Charkha Community Radio programme is designed, developed and produced by the community and broadcasted through All India Radio, the National Broadcaster. Charkha has actively participated as part of the OneWorld South Asia (OWSA) Network in Amendment of the Broadcast Bill 2006.

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FIRE FLY MEDIA Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Fire Fly Media Production house serving community radios A-2/74, Aya Nagar, Phase-V New Delhi, India Email: Tel: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: vagishkj@gmail.com +-9-9868249634 Vagish K Jha Chief executive Officer (CEO) +9-9868249634 vagishkj@gmail.com

INDIA

Activities of organization

We undertake training for radio production for a community radio project. We produce/help in production of radio programme with community in focus

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IT FOR CHANGE Name of the organization Full address IT for Change P. O. Box No 393, 7th Main, Jayanagar 4th T Block, Bangalore-56004, India Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person: Name: Position: Tel: Email:

INDIA

ITfC@itforchange.net +9-80-2665434, + 9-80- 26536890 +9-80-446055 www.ITforChange.net Ms. Shilpa Rao Programme Manager +9-80-2665434, +9-80-6536890 shilpa@ITforChange.net

Activities of organization

At IT for Change, we:  Engage with all actors defining the development agenda including governments, NGOs/CSOs, private sector, academic institutions, international agencies and the media.  Initiate debates on the politics and potential of ICTs for development.  Research and analyse ideas, innovations and initiatives in the ICTs for development domain and disseminate our interpretations and learning.  Conceptualise and promote perspectives on ICTs for development, emphasising participation, local context and content, equity and empowerment to transcend technodeterministic frameworks.  Act through field projects to ) demonstrate innovative applications of ICTs for development, and 2) partner with others for full-scale implementation of ICT enabled systems for social change. IT for Change relays a weekly half-hour programme in Mysore district of Karnataka, India, which is oriented towards women from local self-help groups and their activities. The broadcast is on the open channel of the Karnataka State Open University. The programme is titled “Kelu Sakhi” (meaning “listen friend”) and is delivered as a CD to the University every week for broadcast. The broadcast has been live since 25 December, 2006 and selfhelp group women are increasingly designing and recording the content themselves.

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NAMMA DHWANI Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Namma Dhwani Community radio station C/o Jagruthi Resource Center Budikote Main Road, Budikote Village, Bangarpet Taluk, Kolar District, Karnataka, India Email: Tel: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: 2002 .5 hours

INDIA

bala_kalyani@yahoo.co.in, myrada@vsnl.com +9-853256828, + 9-853325533 www.voices4all.org, www.voicesindia.org Balakrishna Jagruthi Resource Center Manager +9-984535497 bala_kalyani@yahoo.co.in

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental and educational Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff 0.5 hour

Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu Around 30 villages Not yet allowed to broadcast 6 (Female =3; Male =3) 2 (Female = ; Male = )  (Female =0; Male =)

Target community of the station Farmer community, women, senior citizens, people with disabilities, etc. Donors that support the radio station At present we are self-sustainable

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ONE WORLD SOUTH ASIA Name of the organization Type of organization Full address One World South Asia NGO with interest in community broadcasting C-5, IRIA House, Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi, India Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:

INDIA

geetha.bhardwaj@oneworld.net +9--4689000 +9--468900 http://southasia.oneworld.net Naimur Rahman Director +9--4689000 naimur.rahman@oneworld.net

Activities of organization

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Builds capacities of grassroots people to identify issues of concern and speak out about them; and also to advocate for their own rights using radio Produces community radio programmes in partnership with other CBOs and NGOs on issues addressing the MDGs Conceptualised and powered an on-line audio content exchange bank for community broadcasters- EK duniya and EK awaaz (One World, Many Voices)

List of publications related to community radio

Initiated an on-line audio content exchange bank for community broadcasters- EK duniya and EK awaaz (One World, Many Voices)–at www.edaa.in - which now contains about 500 programmes in different South Asian languages covering 27 development themes.

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PEOPLE’S ASSOCIATION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT Name of the organization Type of organization Full address PARD Community radio station Post Box No.87, 4/08 Annai Abirami Street, Sithi Vinayagar Kovil Street, Thasildar Nagar, Madurai 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India. Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:
   

INDIA

pardmadurai@hotmail.com +9-452-2533493 +9-452-2533493 www.pard.org.in E. James Rajasekaran Project Director, PARD +9-452-2533493 jamesrajasekaran@yahoo.com

Activities of organization

Programme for slum children especially child labourers Formation and training of Women Self Help Groups Farmer’s training on sustainable agricultural techniques Micro credit programmes

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast

Yet to start Initially planning for four hours Two hours each for development and educational programme

Total hours of programs by and Eight hours by and for women per week for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Tamil, Telugu and Kannada Nearly 60 villages Nearly 60,000 50 Watts/ FM 6 (Female = 3 ; Male = 3) 6 (Female = 4 ; Male = 2)

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Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

4 (Female = 2 ; Male = 2) 35 (Female = 30 ; Male = 5) 5 (Female = 2 ; Male = 3)

Target community of the station Agricultural labourers Donors that support the radio station None

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RUDI NO RADIO – SEWA Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Rudi No Radio - Sewa

INDIA
NGO with interest in community broadcasting and Cooperative organization with interest in community broadcasting “Krishna Bhavan”, SEWA Academy Ellis Bridge Corner, Opp. Sakar-II, Town Hall, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Email: Tel: Fax: Web: sewaacdy@youtele.com +9-79-265775 +9-79-26587708 www.radiosewa.org Ms. Namrata Bali Director +9-79-265775 sewaacdy@youtele.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Organising workers in urban & rural areas such as :  Hawkers, vendors and small business  Home-based workers  Manual labourers & service providers  Small producers Working on different campaigns for the informal sector e.g  Home-based worker’s campaign  Vendor’s campaign  Clean Ahmedabad campaign  The water campaign  Campaign for forest workers  Campaign for agricultural labourers  Campaign for recognition of Dais as village health workers  Campaign for child care as basic service  Campaign for legislation entitling workers on the informal economy to social security. Women’s cooperative federation which does capacity building, marketing and provides services like book keeping and management / marketing for :  Artisan cooperative  Dairy Cooperative  Agricultural cooperative

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Activities of organization

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Trading based cooperative Savings and credit groups Health, child care & other services.

SEWA Bank which works on saving/credit &  Pension scheme  Financial literacy  Use of the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)  Reviving income generating programme through the Sangeevani scheme  Solar energy programme SEWA Social Security for self employed women  Health care  Insurance (VIMO) packages  Child care services for 0-3 years, 3-6 years Housing & Shelter  Training for women construction workers, coordinating with Municipality, slum up gradation in cities, low-cost housing & earthquake resistant houses. Education, Capacity Building, Research and Communication at SEWA Academy  Education and capacity-building  SEWA manager’s school  Information and Technology (IT)  Training worker to build our movement  Literacy – learning to take charge of our movement, our lives  Communication through audio visuals – Video SEWA, Rudi No Radio, Satellite Communication.  Action Research on socio-economic issues of working class women  Advocacy Established on 2004

Types of programs broadcasted Health, insurance and banking services provided by SEWA, on per day days of national and international events, cultural, accidental and social issues, Gramhaat activities, federation and housing, trainings, etc.

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Total hours of programs by and 5 minutes in a week on every Saturday for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level Gujarati and Hindi in mixed language Gujarat and nearby Gujarat area, Rajasthan State Approximate 7,000 people 8.46 KM hutch/ AM 6 (Female) 6 (Female) 6 (Female) 6 (Female) 6 (Female)

Target community of the station Radio for Women Donors that support the radio station AMARC and Swiss Development Corporation (SDC)

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SARANG COMMUNITY RADIO, ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE Name of the organization Type of organization Full address SARANG Community Radio, St Aloysius College Community radio station SARANG Community Radio, St Aloysius College, P.B. 720, Mangalore – 575003, India Email: Tel: Fax: Web:

INDIA

richiersj@yahoo.com, principal_sac@yahoo.com +9-824-2449700-70; +9-824-244705 www.richardrego.wordpress.com; www.staloysiuscollege.wordpress.com; www.staloysius.edu.in Rev Dr Richard Rego SJ; Station Director +9-824-2449706; +9-9448546425 richiersj@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization Established on Broadcast hours per day

Educational Institution 2009 6 hours (Planned)

Types of programs broadcasted a. Health per day b. Agriculture c. Education d. English e. Information on Government policies and assistance available to the masses Total hours of programs by and 3 hours for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff 40 Kannada, Konkani, Tulu and English 5 km 2.5 million 50 Watts/ FM  (Male)
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Number of production staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level 

(Male) 2 (Male) 8 (Female =3 ; Male = 5)

Target community of the station Fisher folk, agriculturists and students Donors that support the radio station College Management (for now)

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SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Society For Integrated Development (SID) NGO with interest in community broadcasting 6 B, Sunder Apartments, Outer Ring Road Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, India Email: Tel: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: Activities of organization
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INDIA

geeta.malhotra6@gmail.com +9--42343; + 9- 98893575 Geeta Malhotra Director +9--42343; + 9-98893575; + 9-93203055 geeta.malhotra6@gmail.com

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Society for Integrated Development (SID) is committed to the following activities: To supplement and complement Central/State/Semigovernment policies and programmes aimed at communities’ empowerment through well-designed and result-oriented projects and interventions. To strengthen communication opportunities among marginalized communities through various media tools. To provide a platform to marginalized communities to raise their voices for their own socio-economic upliftment To provide guidance and need-based knowledge on health, in general, with specific focus on reproductive health, RCH, HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases. To promote Community Radio for enabling communities to use radio as an effective tool for addressing Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To organize debates, consultations, seminars and workshops on various development issues for sustainable development. To do advocacy programmes on population, health, gender, environment & socio-economic issues.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION, UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD Name of the organization Department of Communication, Sarojini Naidu School, University of Hyderabad Type of organization Full address

INDIA

Academic institution carrying out research in media studies, also specifically on Community Radio Department of Communication, Sarojini Naidu School University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India Email: Tel: Fax: Web: vpavarala@gmail.com; kkmsn@uohyd.ernet.in +9-40-233550 +9-40-230553 http:// 72. 6. .00/academic/school_ study/sarojini_naidu_school/program_ communication.html Prof. Vinod Pavarala Head of the Department +9-40-233550 vpavarala@gmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

The Department of Communication, located within the prestigious Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts & Communication, has evolved over the last 20 years of its existence, into one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the field of communication and media studies in India. With faculty trained in nationally and internationally reputed institutions, and with well-equipped studios and laboratories, the department provides students balanced inputs in both theory and practice of mass communication. Filmmakers, journalists, corporate communication specialists, and leading scholars from India and abroad constitute a panel of eminent visiting faculty, who offer value addition to the training being given to the students. The faculty of the department is actively involved in academic research and there is significant empirical work being carried out on community radio/media.

List of publications related to community radio

Other Voices: the struggle for community radio in India by Vinod Pavarala and Kanchan K. Malik; Sage Publications, October 2007.

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VOICES Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Voices NGO with interest in community broadcasting No. 36, I Floor, 3rd A Main, 2nd Block, st Stage HBR Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Email: Tel: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:
  

INDIA

voices4all@gmail.com +9-80-25442702 www.voicesindia.org Divya Wesley Project Head +9-9886470420 divya.wesley@gmail..com

Activities of organization

Capacity building Audio Training with the community Strengthening the cause of Community Radio in and around the areas.

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast

5 September 2008 8 hours
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Educational Programmes on universal birth registration, focusing on children in distress Health related programmes on issues identified by the local community members.

Total hours of programs by and 4 hours per week, that is 2 hours per day. for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff English, Hindi and Kannada 7 km 3000-4000 households FM 8 (Female = 4 , Male = 4) 5 (Female = 3, Male = 2)

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Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

3 (Female = , Male = 2) Keeps varying, on an average we have 5 volunteers working at a time. 5 (Female = 2, Male = 3)

Target community of the station The differently-abled Donors supporting the radio station PLAN International, Local NGO’s.

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ATMA JAYA YOGYAKARTA UNIVERSITY Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University

INDONESIA

Campus Radio based at Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta Jalan Babarsari 44, Yogyakarta 5528, Indonesia Email: Tel: mbirowo@yahoo.com +62 274 4877 Mario Antonius Birowo Lecturer/Researcher +62 274 4877 mbirowo@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:
 

Activities of organization List of publication related to community radio

Teaching Research

2009. Forthcoming, a chapter “Community radio and the empowerment of local culture in Indonesia” in the book “Decade of Democracy: Indonesian Media after Soeharto”, Edited by Krishna Sen & David T. Hill, Routledge, London. 2009. Forthcoming, a chapter “Community radio and civic action” in the book “Peripheral Media, Marginal Communities: Media and Politics in the Asia-Pacific,” Edited by Krishna Sen, Wanning Sun, and Denise Wood, Sussex Academic Press, Marginal Communication. 2007. A chapter “Perlukah Perspektif Asia dalam Kajian Ilmu Komunikasi?” (Do We Need Asian Perspective in Communication Studies?) in the book ‘Komunikasi dan Kekuasaan’ (Communication and Power), published by Forum Studi Komunikasi, Indonesia. 2006. Published a book “Mengapa Radio Komunitas” (Why Community Radio), published by Combine Resource Institution, Indonesia 2005. A chapter with Sasangka, ‘Radio Komunitas: Media Pemberdayaan Aspirasi Publik’ (Community Radio as Media of Public Empowerment) in the book Juwarno (ed.), Desentralisasi Globalisasi dan Demokrasi Lokal, LP3ES, Jakarta, pp. 308-32.

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2006. Mengapa Radio Komunitas? (Why Community Radio?), Combine Resources Institution, Yogyakarta 2005. Book editor with Jamil Gunawan, Sutoro Eko, Yunanto & Bambang Purwanto (editors) Desentralisasi, Globalisasi dan Demokrasi Lokal (Decentralization, Globalization, & Local Democracy), LP3ES, Jakarta.

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcasts

3 July 2003 5 Hours
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Entertainment Education Culture News and current affairs Musical Developmental Community Woman program

Total hours of women’s program broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff 

hour Indonesian and English 2.5 Km 300-400 people 20 Watts 20 (Female = 2 ; Male = 8) 20 (Female = 2 ; Male = 8)  (Male)

Target community of the station We try to serve all Donors that support the radio station The biggest donation comes from our Faculty (Communication Department, Faculty of Social and Politics, Atma Jaya University of Yogyakarta), with other funding such as Ford Foundation and at times contribution from the staff.

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COMBINE RESOURCE INSTITUTION Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Combine Resource Institution

INDONESIA

NGO with interest in community broadcasting Jl. Ngadisuryan No. 26, Yogyakarta 5533, Indonesia Email: Tel: Fax: Web: office@combine.or.id +62-274-48929 +62-274-48929 www.combine.or.id Akhmad Nasir Director +62-8256903 anasir@combine.or.id

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Provide trainings and other types of capacity building to community radios as well as to the associations in the region and at national level. Publish materials (books, bulletins, modules) for capacitated community radios, document the Community Radio’s lesson learnt and best practices. Promote the uses of ICT’s and Open Source software to the community through community radios and other local information network. Support equipments for internet access to local partners (CR’s, NGO’s, Network) and fund bandwidth for running the system. Bi-monthly bulletins: “Kombinasi” (About community radios and people’s media with thematic issues in Indonesia and from all over the world) A best practice book: Media Rakyat: Mengorganisasi Diri Melalui Informasi (People’s

List of publications related to community radio

Media: Self Organizing Through Information)  A comic manual: Radio ku, Radio mu, Radio kita...! (My radio, Your radio, Our radio...!)  Three manuals of Community Radios: . Mengapa radio komunitas? (Why community radios?) 2. Bagaimana mendirikan radio komunitas? (How to develop community radios?) 3. Pengelolaan Radio Komunitas (Management of Community Radio) 48
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RADIO KOMUNITAS DAMARWULAN FM Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Komunitas Damarwulan FM Community radio station

INDONESIA

Post Box No. 64293 Jln.Gedangan No. B Ds.Damarwulan Kec Kepung KEDIRI - JAWA TIMUR, INDONESIA Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Damarwulanfm@yahoo.co.id +62-0354-326737 +62-0354-326737 www.damarwulanfm.blogspot.com Aqirdina Isnani Secretary +62-0354-7097035 dinaa_yinniren@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email: 2 August 2002 4 hours

The radio station was established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast TIME 0.00 – 2.00 2.00 – 4.00 4.00 – 6.00 6.00 – 7.30 7.30 – 8.00 8.00 – 20.00 20.00 – 22.00 22.00 – 24.00 

. Daily broadcast program TARGET Housewife General Teenagers Teenagers General General Poor people General TYPE Education News & information News & information Education News & information Development Entertainment

NAME Dangdut RT (household) Music & information Teen information Creative Teenagers Religious music Music & information Karya Desa Dangdut

Types of programs broadcast

2. Weekly broadcast program On Tuesday, 0.30 – 2.00 AM, we broadcast a program called SEHAT KELUARGAKU (My family’s health) which is conducted by local midwife Local Indonesian languages and English

Languages of broadcast

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The approximate number of area covered by broadcast The approximate size of the population covered by the broadcasts Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level 

0 km 6,000 people

50 Watts /FM  (Male)  (Female)  (Male) 6 (Female = 5 ; Male = ) 3 (Female = 2 ; Male = )

Target community of the station The poor people of the village Donors that support the radio station None so far

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JARINGAN RADIO KOMUNITAS JAWA TIMUR Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

INDONESIA

Jaringan Radio Komunitas Jawa Timur (JRK-JATIM) or East Java’s Community Radio Networking Network / Association / Federation of community radios Jl. Ardi Manis F5 no.3, Taman 6338 Madiun Jawa Timur, Indonesia Email: Tel: Fax: sayainfi@yahoo.com +62-35-483289 +62-35-483288 ST. Infirohah Al Faridah Majlis Anggota (Board) +62-833074922 sayainfi@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Facilitate members of JRK-JATIM to build their capacity in order to serve their community better. Assist in the planning, monitoring and evaluating the programs of each member Community Radio with participation of all members, without any discrimination on gender, culture, religion etc.

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MANAGEMENT MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CENTRE Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

INDONESIA

Management Media and Communication Centre formerly known as Malang Media & Communication Centre (MMCC) Communication Study Group – Communication Department of Brawijaya University. Veteran Street No. , Malang-East Java Indonesia Email: Tel: anangsujoko@yahoo.com +62-34 575755 Anang Sujoko Director + 6-43632338 anangsujoko@yahoo.com

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Activities of organization

Our NGO works mainly in community media broadcasting research and empowerment as we believe that community media will play a significant role in the nation’s development by encouraging audiences to preserve their local culture and providing access to education. The rise of community radio in East Java (Kompas Daily Newspaper-East Java Edition 2007)

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MITRA FM 107.7 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Mitra FM 07.7 MHz Community radio station Dusun Tanjung Anom Desa Tantem Hilir II Hamparan Perak, Deli Serdang North Sumatra, Indonesia Email: Tel: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:

INDONESIA

info@mitrafm.or.id +62-83630933 www.mitrafm.or.id Hidayat Board Member +62-83630933 hidayat@bitra.or.id

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Assist in sharing farm development technologies especially paddy field, fishing practices and establishing credit union for the members Promote cultural and traditional art activity (dance, song, drama) Increase forestation on the fringes of cultivated land http://amarc.combine.or.id/index.php?option=com_conte nt&view=article&id=9%3Acommunity-radio-teaches-andentertains&catid=%3Anews&Itemid=3&lang=en http://mitrafm.or.id

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26 August 2006 5 hours
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Developmental Entertainment Educational News and current affairs Traditional music

35 % 0% 20% 5% 20 %

Total hours of programs by and 30 % for women broadcasted per week

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Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

Indonesian, and traditional language like Javanese, Minang, Simalungun, Batak Karo, Banjarmasin (Borneo) and Malay 5 villages 5,000 – 0,000 people 50 Watt / FM 26 (Female =  Male, = 5) 8 (Female = 3 Male = 5) 3 (Male) All staffs are volunteers from Community Radio Organization 0 (Female: 2 ; Male:8)

Target community of the station Farmers and fishermen of the area Donors supporting the radio station Residents of the village, NGO and public advertisement

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VOICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS CENTRE Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Voice of Human Rights (VHR) News Centre

INDONESIA

News agency that provides feature/news to community broadcasting (We broadcast to around 400 community radios) P. O. Box 280 Jl. Tebet Barat Dalam II/5, Jakarta, Indonesia Email: Tel: Fax: Web: vhr@vhrmedia.net + 62-2-838274 +62-2-838276 www.vhrmedia.com Wirayanti Deputy Director of Programme and Network +62-2-838274 or + 62-88658368 janti@vhrmedia.net

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Activities of organization

Portrait of VHR Voice of Human Rights (VHR) News Centre is the only alternative media focusing on human rights issues and conduct discourses on human rights in Indonesia. VHR was established on 6 June 999 in middle of reformasi, which delivered freedom of press. VHR aims to establish community bases throughout Indonesia to be content provider of human rights education for rural communities. Initial goal of VHR is to transform partial human rights perspective into comprehensive and fundamental perspective. VHR grows as an alternative media by expanding community radio network, reform website concept and mainstream human rights and popular radio concepts into radio programme. A positive step in this direction is the improvement of VHR website in June 2007. This along with the vision of VHR will be a main tool to reach broader community. VHR’s target is to become the first media with a mandate in education and human rights enforcement in Indonesia. VHR strives to be the most complete human rights data resource, news and human rights discourse centre in Indonesia through its community radio network. This way, all levels of society is reached by VHR through its website, radio streaming and network broadcasting through community radios.

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Activities of organization

Journalism of VHR Journalism of VHR is run by professional mass media. The difference is VHR builds community bases as the main journalist. VHR facilitates journalistic trainings conducted in stages to empower communities as VHR journalist. At the same time, the main editorial team of VHR continuously enhances its journalistic results as media pioneers on human rights. The uniqueness of community-based journalism of VHR is its focus on community empowerment in order to strengthen communities to express their problem related to social, political, economical and cultural issues. Through this the community is directly involved in dialogue and debate and able to control public policy at the local level. This is a progressive step towards enforcing democracy and law in our country. VHR’s Achievement Human Rights Education and Enforcement Human rights education and its enforcement is the main theme of VHR programme, which is directly implemented into VHR products. Papers, news, features, columns, articles, profiles, or photographs, overall have human rights perspective and education values. People can access them through website, online radio and through community radio programmes in all areas. Human Rights Website VHR website contains news and papers on data, issues, discourses and views on human rights. It is well packaged and easy to understand. Rubrics are popular and designed with clear categorization. Rubric Bingkai (Rubric named Bingkai) publishes an in-depth analysis of an issue. Feature includes a story with actual news write up with information or news. There are other interesting rubricating, for instance Curhat, interactive rubric managed by Rieke Dyah Pitaloka as encourager of Curhat. There is rubric Potret, which publish journalism photograph, photo art, cartoon, figure and rubric Inspirasi for well-known authors and rubric Artikel for young thinkers.

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Activities of organization

Broadcasting Network As a content provider for community radios in local areas (until September 2007, VHR had around 400 community radio partners). VHR has been operating online radio and developing broadcasting network. As a media advocate, VHR’s broadcasting network advocates and offers solutions for local problems. The online radio and broadcasting network also provides information and radio programmes exchange among community radio stations.
Community radio stations and internet users enjoys VHR’s internet streaming as well as listening to community radio on the internet. VHR can also relay community radio. VHR conducts telephone conference with its listeners, using free-call facility namely CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) connection. VHR’s Network VHR’s network, which is currently 400 community radios throughout Indonesia, will continue to grow in the future. It is a non-profit organization focused on education and human rights enforcement in Indonesia and at the international level. VHR’s network reaches the communities directly, in rural and urban areas that are able to enjoy our programmes both from community radio and from VHR online radio. To expand its network, VHR has established cooperation with reader society in order to publish books on human rights. The expansion of its network will continue in the future, together with the progress and vision of VHR.

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CD Magazine, the content of the CD is audio feature, video documentary, article, and essay. Distribution of CD Magazine is every month. Community journalism book Community journalist can upload their news or feature into our website www.vhrmedia.com regularly.

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WEST JAVA COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORKING Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address West Java Community Radio Networking

INDONESIA

Network / Association / Federation of community radios Jl. Cukang Jati No. 56/6c. (Gatsu) Bandung, West Java, Indonesia Email: Tel: Fax: Web: info@jrk-jabar.or.id +62-227307662 +62-227307662 www.jrk-jaba.or.id Gani Rachman Chief of West Java Community Radio Networking +62-832052757 Ga2n2004@yahoo.com gagan@jrk-jabar.or.id

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Capacity building Advocacy, etc

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COMMUNITY MEDIA RESOURCES Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Media Resources (CMR) NGO with interest in community broadcasting Post Box 4-27-2 3D Ichiriyama, Otsu, Japan Email: Tel: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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info@cmrs.jp +8-77-543-7665 http://www.cmrs.jp Tetsuo Matsuura Director +8-90-2835-880 matsuura@cmrs.jp

Activities of organization

Enhance democratic communication among people Promote participatory and inclusive media in society Community radio and video production

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FM YY Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Radio FM YY Community radio station P. O. Box 653-0052 3-3-8 Shioya-cho, Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Japan Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: fmyy@tcc7.org +8-78-737-396 +8-78-737-387 Jun’ichi Hibino Representative +8-78-737-396 hibijun@gmail.com

JAPAN

Activities of organization

FM YY, was started following the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in 995 and has continuously provided ethnic minorities in the community with essential disaster-related information and information on everyday needs in many languages and broadcasts its message of “multi-cultural coexistence and humane community creation” in  languages. 30 January, 995 9 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Total hours of programs by and 8 hours for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ainu language (indigenous language in Japan. 36 square km 300,000 0 Watts/FM 0 (Female = 6; Male = 4) 7 (Female = 4; Male = 3) 7 (Female = 4; Male = 3)

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Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

85 (Female = 50; Male = 35) 7 (Female = 2; Male = 5)

Target community of the station Communities of ethnic minority, disable people and other marginalized people. Donors supporting the radio station Catholic Church, Takatori Community Centre, Multi-language Centre - FACIL

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NANMIN NOW! Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Nanmin Now!

JAPAN
NGO that is broadcasting a program in community radio P.O. Box 604-090 284-7, Suemarucho, Nakagyoku Kyoto, Japan Email: Tel: Fax: Web: nanmin_now@ybb.ne.jp +8-(0)740-20-5 +8-(0)740-20-5 http://www.voiceblog.jp/nanmin_now/ Katsuya Soda Director +8-(0)740-20-5 nanmin_now@ybb.ne.jp

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“Nanmin” means “Refugee” in Japanese. “NANMIN NOW!” started since 2004 at the Kyoto Sanjo Radio Cafe (FM 79.7 MHz) in Kyoto, Japan. It is the first and only radio program that specializes in providing refugee issues around the world and in Japan. It’s unique concept like ‘broadcasting news related to refugees like daily weather report’ have been highly valued and widely recognized by many people. We work in cooperation with UNHCR (The United Nations Refugee Agency) and many non- governmental organizations to create radio programs which we prepare for English website and broadcast. Our objectives are met through the following activities:  To provide the link between International Cooperation and the community  To built new connection with communities through refugee issues  To offer ‘Media Education’ and ‘Human Rights Education’ through practice

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RADIOMOST 100.5 FM Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radiomost 00.5 FM Community radio station

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Radiomost, Lomonosov Street 35 Talas City, Kyrgyz Republic Email: Tel: Web: Mediamost@inbox.ru +996-0-34225326 www.radiomost.org Gulmira Osmonova Station Manager +996 -0-34225326 gulmiraosmonova@rambler.ru

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Activities of organization

Community radio aims to bridge the information gap in remote Talas region. Encouraging community participation in programming by creating a network of volunteer village reporters. Giving voice to marginalized groups Production of advocacy programmes on health, gender, education, human rights, and socio-economic issues. Discussion forums and workshops on current affairs Provide opportunity for students to acquire computer and radio presentation skills. Mobilize people to take action to help themselves Publication on volunteer village reporters in progress Publication on “How to do Community Radio in Central Asia” in progress

List of publications related to community radio Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast per day

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July 2007 4 hours News and Current affairs: 3 hours Entertainment: 4 hours Educational:  hour General interest: 2 hours Musical: 4 hours

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Total hours of programs by and 28 hours for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level Kyrgyz, Russian and English Talas Province, 3 out of Talas’ 4 districts 20,000 listeners 250 KW / FM 2 (Female = 2 ; Male = 9) 5 (Female = 9; Male = 6) 4 (Female = ; Male = 3) 32 (Female = 20; Male = 2) 3 (Female = 2; Male = )

Target community of the station Talas province Donors that support the radio station UNESCO, EU, CIM/GTZ

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KHOUN COMMUNITY RADIO FOR DEVELOPMENT Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Khoun Community Radio For Development Community radio station Phiavat village, Khoun district, Xiengkhouang province, Lao PDR Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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LAOS

khounradio@gmail.com +85-6-3057534 + 85-6- 6 23250 khouncommunityradio-xiengkhouang.blogspot. com Mr Xaisongkham Induangchanthy Project translator/ Training assistant +85-6- 20293993 xaizongkham@hotmail.com

Activities of organization

Establishing a local radio station in Khoun district, Xiengkhouang, Laos, as a community-run radio model; Identifying information needs and demands from local communities (Khoun) by carrying out audience survey; Providing training in various aspects to locals to run and manage the station such as radio programme production, technical skills, station management, community mobilization, fundraising, etc. Cooperating with other radio initiatives in Laos or in the region.

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2006 6 hours
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Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx)

Khmu, Hmong and Laoloum 75 out of 89 villages (home to about 3,000 people) in Khoun district can be reached by the station. Furthermore, some villages in neighbouring districts in Xiengkhouang and other provinces have reported that the signal can also be received. We believe more than 84 percent. 20 Watts 39 (Female = 4; Male = 25) 34 (Female =4; Male = 20) 7 (Female = 2; Male = 5)

Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

Target community of the station Ethnic people and vulnerable groups (women, youth, disabled, etc.) Donors that support the radio station United Nations Development Programme

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CENTRE FOR INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM (CIJ) Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)

MALAYSIA

NGO with interest in community broadcasting 27c, Jalan Sarikei, Off Jalan Pahang, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Email: Tel: Fax: Web: gayathry@cijmalaysia.org + 603-4023 0772 + 603-4323 0769 www.cijmalaysia.org Gayathry Venkiteswaran Executive Director + 603 4023 0772 gayathry@cijmalaysia.org

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Types of activities of organization

The Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia (CIJ) is a nonprofit organisation that aspires for a society that is democratic, just and free where all people will enjoy free media and the freedom to express, seek, and impart information. CIJ strives to fulfil the following objectives;  Promote and defend the exercise of freedom of expression  Ensure good policies and advocating legislative change  Raise public awareness on freedom of expression/information to mobilize support for media freedom, expression and access to information  Facilitating marginalized voices through community media

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ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY RADIO BROADCASTERS NEPAL (ACORAB) Name of the Organization Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal (ACORAB) Type of organization Full address Association of community radios P.O. Box 9324 Bakhundol, Lalitpur, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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NEPAL

info@acorab.org +977--50609 +977--50669 www.acorab.org Pramod Tandukar Executive Director +977--50609 pramod@acorab.org

Activities of organization

Lobby and advocacy for development of community radios Institutional strengthening of community radios to establish them as effective and efficient community media Organisational development of community radios for promotion of the radios as social transform catalyst and facilitator to enhance justice, promote and protect human rights, and encourage good governance Annual Report 2008 The Current Situation of Media in Nepal (Workshop Proceedings) The Status of Community Radio in Nepal Community Radio in Nepal: Legal Provisions and Requirements Lobby and Advocacy Strategy Code of Conduct for Community Radio Election Code of Conduct Samudayik Radio Shanti ko Batoma

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ANTENNA FOUNDATION NEPAL Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Antenna Foundation Nepal Production house serving community radios G.P.O. Box 24225 Bakhundole, Lalitpur, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:

NEPAL

contact@afn.org.np +977-- 5528059 +977-- 5545857 www.afn.org.np Madhu Acharya Director +977- 9850 38035 madhu@afn.org.np

Types of activities of organization

Antenna Foundation Nepal (AFN), founded in 2002, is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit and nonpartisan organization, dedicated to the development of public service broadcasting in Nepal through the production and broadcasting of high quality radio (mainly) and TV programs and the training and technical support of local/ community radio stations to better reach local and rural communities in a two way communication: disseminating information and making their voices heard. Antenna’s approach is to involve local communities throughout the production and broadcast process to jointly identify the local needs and issues to be addressed. We partner with local community radio stations, providing technical and capacity building support, to enable them to better reach local and rural communities.

List of publications related to community radio

Handbook for Community Radio Producers and Volunteers Audio CDs for free distribution to CR: Sample Radio Formats, radio feature samples and other programs (all publications in Nepali language)

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BAGLUNG FM 96.4 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
Baglung Communication and Information Cooperative Limited - Baglung FM 96.4 MHz Community radio station - Baglung FM 96.4 MHz Post Box No. Baglung Municipility 2, Baglung, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: baglungfm@gmail.com +97-68-522075 +97-68-52266 www.baglungfm.org.np Gyanendra Gautam Station Manager +977- 9857620035 gyanendrabgl@yahoo.com

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Types of activities of organization

Baglung F.M. is established as an independent and selfsustaining community radio station to broadcast knowledge based informative programmes aimed to preserve the regional traditional diversity and heritage. The major objectives of Baglung F.M. are:  To preserve and broadcast programmes for the development of national identity, art, culture and traditional heritage.  To bridge the information gap between general public and local governance bodies.  To contribute in national development by identifying, mobilizing and preserving knowledge, abilities and skills of the local communities  To develop women, children and socially disadvantaged groups by promoting inclusive development.  To provide community with knowledge based information and awareness raising programmes.  To improve community development by promoting education, health, environment issues, tourism, sustainable development, human rights and community consciousness.  To improve communal feelings, alliance and coalescence among all the members of the communities for collective effort on community development.

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Total hours of broadcast per day 

6.5 hours

Types of programs broadcasted Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current per day affairs and musical Total hours of programs by and Baglung FM has 7 lady producers to broadcast 2 hours of for women broadcasted per program per week week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level Nepali 9 districts and main focus areas are Baglung, Parbat and Myagdi districts 2 million 500 Watts/FM 28 (Female = 2; Male = 6) 6 (Female = 6; Male = 0) 4 (Male) 0 (Female = 4 ; Male = 6) 5 (Female = 6 ; Male = 9)

Target community of the station The geographically disadvantaged people

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BHEKAAAWAJ FM 101.2 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Bhekaaawaj FM 0.2 MHz Community radio station Odanaku-9, Kalikot, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:

NEPAL

bhekaaawaj@gmail.com +977-83-523240/52324 +977-83-62059 Kashi Chandra Baral Station Manager +977-9748003638 and 9858022465 kashibaral@yahoo.com

Types of activities of organization

We operate in western Nepal covering five districts of Karnali zone, which is amongst the least developed region of the country. Our main activities is focussed on social development, development of rural industry, co-operatives, tourism and the educational sector

Established on Broadcast hours per day

2007 8 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Mostly educational along with news, currebt affairs and music Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff 9 hours

English, Nepali, Tharu, Bhote and Doteli 600,000 people 00 Watts 9 (Female = 9; Male =0) 9 (Female = 7; Male = 2) 9 (Female = 4; Male = 5)

Target community of the station Mainly Magar, Lama and Dalit communities Donors that support the radio station 72 No external support.

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CJMC FM 106 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC FM 06 MHz) Community radio station P. O. Box No. 23498, Dhumbarai, Mandhikatar Kathmandu, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: cjmc.fm@gmail.com / navastar@gmail.com +977--4650565 +977--4650566 Nava Raj Chalise Station Manager +977-985088066 navachalise@hotmail.com

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Types of activities of organization Established on Broadcast hours per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

Our main activity is to promote educational programme/debate at the national and international level. 2007 5 hours Nepali and English Kathmandu periphery 00 Watts 2 (Female = 5; Male =7) 25 (Female = 0; Male = 5) including volunteers 3 Male

Types of programmes broadcast Mostly educational along with news, current affairs and music)

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COMMUNITY RADIO SUPPORT CENTER Name of the Organization Type of organization

NEPAL

Community Radio Support Center (CRSC)/Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists. NGO (wing) with interest in community broadcasting across the country. Owned by CRSC which is under Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) which runs Radio Sagarmatha FM 02.4MHz in Kathmandu Nepal. P O Box: 543, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: crsc@nefej.org.np +977--42699 +977--4269 www.nefej.org.np Raghu Mainali Coordinator Office +977--42699 Mobile +977-985039028 rmainali@wlink.com, crsc@nefej.org.np

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Person: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of the organisation

The objectives of CRSC are:  To assist those interested in setting up community radio with technical and professional expertise as well as in securing funds for them.  To strengthen networking among community radio stations, community radio promoters and independent community radio producers, and to facilitate exchange of radio programmes amongst them  To assist communities to establish community radio in different geographical areas keeping in mind the linguistic, cultural, ethnic and social diversity.  To strengthen capabilities of established community radio stations with professional and technical assistance.  To organise periodic trainings for community radio managers, producers and technicians.  To identify appropriate places, from technical and resources points of view, for encouraging establishment of radio stations.  To produce manuals and reference materials in community radio.  To undertake community radio research/impact studies.

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Types of activities of the organisation

To be active in lobbying and advocacy in order to mould public opinion in favour of making laws that are conducive to the growth and expansion of community radio. To establish and promote contacts with like-minded international organisations for world solidarity in favour of promotion of community radio broadcasting.

The activities of CRSC are  Help Desks: Works in the area of popularisation and promotion of community radio in Nepal by facilitating setting up of community radio stations  Capacity Building: Serves as focal centre in community broadcasting by extending necessary expertise in improving broadcasts and management of community radio stations by arranging managers’ training, producers’ training, and technical training sessions.  Community Radio Grant Fund: Awards grants (both financial and technical) to the selected community radio stations to lunch new station or to upgrade technical capacity  Radio Knowledge Centre: Develop reference materials/ books for community radio, collect and document the materials developed by others and distribute to radios. List of publications related to community radio
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Community Radio: Strategic Planning Manual (Both in English and Nepali languages) Samaja Pariwartanaka Lagi Samudayika Radio (Community Radio: A vehicle to transform society) Samudayika Prasharana: Prastawita Kanuna Tatha Sarwochcha Adalatako Phaisala (Community Broadcasting: Verdicts of Supreme Court and Proposed laws) Community Radio: Collective Marketing Strategy (English and Nepali editions) Radio Pledge (English and Nepali editions) Radio Karyakram (Radio Programs) Nepalma Samudayik Radio (Community Radio in Nepal) Samudayik Radio: Samasya Ra Samadhan (Community Radio: Problems and Solutions) Nepalma Samudayik Radio: Itibritanta (History of Community Radio in Nepal) Profile of Community Radio in Nepal A Proposed Bill on Community and Non-Commercial Broadcasting Radio Directory 75

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List of publications related to community radio CRSC was established in Donors supporting the organisation

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Community Radio: Principles and Prospect Community Radio Performance Assessment System Manual (both in English and Nepali languages)

2000 Free Voice, The Netherlands.

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ENVIRONMENT CYCLE RADIO FM 104.2 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Environment Cycle Radio FM 04.2 MHz

NEPAL

Community Radio Station and NGO with interest in community broadcasting Media organization Youth Awareness Environmental Forum (YAEF/Nepal) established the community radio station Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 04.2 MHz P. O. Box 9355, Kathmandu, Nepal, Badegaon, Lalitpur,Nepal Email: Tel: Web: ecrfm04_2mhz@hotmail.com + 977--5560782 www.yaefnepal.org Astaman Kisee Maharjan Executive Chairman and Chief Editor/Publisher + 977-98437504 yaef_ast_60@hotmail.com

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The forum broadcasted its first radio programme as Environment Cycle Radio F.M. 00 MHz in July 998 with just an hour of programme. The success of this led the forum establish its own transmission station. A license was obtained from His Majesty’s Government to run a F.M. station and was granted the permission to transmit on 04.2 MHz. with the name ‘Environment Cycle Radio FM 04.2 MHz’ (ECR F.M.). The station started its test transmission on February 4, 2004 and the transmission of regular programme began on April 3, 2004. The radio F.M. is running under the direction of YAEF executive body and most people volunteer their service to this F.M. station. Our objectives are:  To create awareness amongst the listeners about environment, health and education.  To provide entertainment to the urban group.  To report local and community news.  To emphasise and highlight the cultural heritage of the valley by broadcasting relevant information.  To promote places of tourist interest within the valley and to promote tourism.  To broadcast community development news.  To broadcast interactive programmes dealing with superstitions and negative attitude prevailing in the society The E.C.R. FM. established its women division and received the membership of the AMARC ¬WIN on March 8, 2005.

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Monthly Environmental Magazine News Letter ECR FM Bulletin

4 February 2004 8 hours

Types of programmes broadcast We broadcast information and programmes broadly related to environment, health and education. Our programme theme covers a range of topics from religion, health, community voice, agriculture, opinions, our cultural heritage, community forest, commercial information, commerce and industry, conflict management, women’s voice, children programme as well as other entertaining programmes. We also highlight the current Nepali situation like transport and other day-to-day affairs. Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff 3 hours

Nepali, Newari, Tamang, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Magar and Maithali 9 districts 3 million 500 Watts 32 (Female = 7; Male = 25) 4 (Female = 2; Male = 2) 3 (Female = ; Male = 2)

Target community of the station Newari and Tamang communities of Kathmandu Valley and the rural community for sharing information and creating awareness Donors supporting the radio station District Development Council (DDC) Lalitpur and the World Conservation Union (IUCN), Kathmandu, Nepal.

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FAR WEST MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Far West Media Development Centre Production house serving community radios Pasupati Mandir Road, Ward no. , Kailali Dhangadhi, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: fmdc_nepal@yahoo.com +977-9-529 +977-9-529 Umid Prasad Bagchand President +977-974078578 umidbagchand@yahoo.com

NEPAL

Types of activities of organization

Far West Media Development Centre is an organization of professional journalist working in print and electronic media. It is a major producer of radio programs in the far west of Nepal to name a few; talk show called “Farkilo dharti” being aired from nine FM radio stations of far west and midwest Nepal. Radio magazine “Shanti Sachetana” and “Bikash Chautari” are a few other popular radio programs produced by us. We produce public service advertisement to be aired from FM stations. We conduct the following activities:  Radio programs  News resource centre  News collection and publication  Interaction programs  Training journalist of far western Nepal  Media fact finding mission  Regional media press conference  Features publication  Dynamic report publication  Rallies for peace  Video documentaries We publish a yearly magazine called “Anabrit”. It contains features and various articles by journalist. The written version of the radio talk shows conducted by our organization is also printed in the magazine.

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HIMCHULI FM 92.2 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Himchuli FM 92.2 MHz

NEPAL
Cooperative organization with interest in community broadcasting Pokhara-8 Phirke, Kaski Pokhara, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: himchulifm@hotmail.com + 977-6-53925/533383 + 977-6-539270 Dilip Kumar Rai Station Manager +977-985602677 dilip-rai@hotmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization

The slogan of our organisation being ‘communication for social change and development’ we work in the field of awareness, advocacy and community communication. We focus on the local janajati (ethnic) languages. 2000 6.30 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Gurung, Tamang and Magar Kaski, Syanjha, Baglung, Gorkha, Tanahun, Prabat, Lamjung, etc. 500,000 people 500 watts 35 (Female = 5; Male = 20) 7 (Female = 7; Male =0) 4 (Male)

Target community of the station Gurung, Magar and Dalit communities.

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RADIO LUMBINI INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION CO-OPERATIVE LTD Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL

Radio Lumbini Information and Communication Co-Operative Limited Community radio station Anandavan VDC 3, Manigram, Butwal, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: lumbinifm@mos.com.np +977-7-56003 +977-7-5680 www.radiolumbini.org Kulmani Gyawali Station Manager +977-7-56003 lumbinifm@mos.com.np

Contact Person

Name : Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization

Radio Lumbini is the first radio outside Kathmandu valley, which is totally run by the local initiatives i.e. by farmers, industrialists, educationists, lawyers, businessmen, teachers, journalists etc. It was established on 0th February 2000. It is the first cooperative radio in the South Asia run by Lumbini Information and Communication Cooperative Ltd. and is totally responsible towards the society and community. Our activities are:  To implant social awareness in the field of information, education and entertainment;  To advocate for women, children, aged people and deprived group as well as raise the voice of disabled people;  To keep close relationship with digitally divided people through ICT centre;  To develop listener club to increase the feeling of cooperation;  To highlight rural brilliance;  To foster feelings of mutual co-operation, friendship and fraternity among the people of different castes, language, religion and culture;  To make people aware of their rights and duties.  To launch poverty alleviation programmes. 0 February 2000

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Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcasted per day 

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Developmental, Entertainment Educational, News Current affairs Infotainment Environmental Health Equality to remove caste based discrimination Labour right Children Human rights and Good governance

Total hours of programs by and Weekly we have 45 minutes in Bhojpuri language and one and for women broadcasted per a half hour programme in Nepali language week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of persons at management level Nepali, Bhojpuri, Magar and Gurung 6 Districts of Western Nepal .8 million 2000 Watt /FM 34 (Female = 8; Male = 26) 25(Female = 2; Male = 3) 5 (Female = ; Male = 4) 8 (Female = 5; Male = 3)

Target community of the station Local rural community Donors that support the radio station
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DANIDA ( One time equipment support) UNESCO ( Equipment and programme support) NEFEJ/CRSC ( One time support) MS NEPAL (Continuous support) WACC (One time support) DLO (One time support)

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MADHYAPURWA FM 104 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Community radio station GPO 5, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: mpfm04mhz.Nepal@gmail.com +977--490650 +977--490650 Mrs. Laxmi Khanal Station Manager +977--490650 mpfm04mhz.Nepal@gmail.com

NEPAL
Araniko Awareness Forum (Madhyapurwa FM 04 MHz)

Types of activities of organization

Araniko Awareness Forum (AAF) is a non-profit community based media membership organization established on 20 May 2007. The AAF established a community radio for rural communication called MADHYAPURWA F.M.04 MHz on World Environment day 5 June, 2007. The focus of this FM radio station is on education and information programmes. Monthly magazine 5 June, 2007 0 hours Environment, health and education 3 hours daily Nepali, Newari, Bhojpuri, Maithali, Tharu and Magar 5 districts  million 00 Watts 4 (Female =2; Male = 2) 4 (Female =2; Male = 2) 3 (Female = ; Male = 2)

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Number of persons at management level

7 (Female = 2; Male = 5)

Target community of the station Communities of ethnic minority, disable people and other marginalized people. Donors supporting the radio station Catholic Church, Takatori Community Centre, Multi-language Centre - FACIL

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NARAYANI FM 103.8 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
Research, Awareness & Communication for Empowerment – Nepal, (RACE – Nepal) Narayani FM 03.8 MHz Community radio station Post Box No. 23, Shreepur Nayabasti Birgunj, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: narayanifm@ntc.net.np narayanifm@wlink.com.np +977-5-520288, 520588 +977-5-520788 Govinda Devkota Executive Director +977-5-520588/+977 98550 20745 narayanifm@ntc.net.np dgovinda@wlink.com.np

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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Activities of organization

Social Awareness in the field of health, education, agriculture, forest conservation Community mobilization for development and sanitation works Health camps in rural areas Training for leadership development, news editing, management, community mobilization Social awareness and mobilization to control violence against women, child marriage, human trafficking Encourage women’s participation in social decision making level Encouraging social harmony through public meet, gathering, radio programmes

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcasts

2 October 2006 20 hours
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Developmental 25% Entertainment and Musical 25% News and Current affairs 30% Health, Education and Social Awareness 20%

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Total hours of programs by and 6Hrs for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Bhojpuri, Maithili & Nepali Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Makwanpur, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kavre, Lalitpur, bordering towns of India (East and West Bihar). 5 million 500 watts, FM 39 (Female = ; Male = 28) 3 (Female = 4; Male = 9) 5 (Female = ; Male = 4) 8 (Female = 7; Male = ) 9 (Female = 2; Male = 7)

Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of part time staff Number of persons at management level

Target community of the station Communities of Bhojpuri origin and other marginalized group of the area

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PANOS RADIO SOUTH ASIA Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Panos Radio South Asia (PRSA)

NEPAL
Production house serving community radios and an INGO with interest in community broadcasting GPO Box 365, Sri Durbar Tole Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: prsa@panosradiosouthasia.org +977-- 552889, 553447 +977-- 554464 www.panosradiosouthasia.org Satish Jung Shahi Deputy Editor +977-- 552889, 553447 satish@panossouthasia.org

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Panos Radio South Asia (PRSA) is an undertaking of Panos South Asia. In keeping with Panos South Asia’s mission to encourage and stimulate informed public debate on key developmental issues in South Asia and to ensure the effective flow of information from media in the south to the north and vice versa, Panos Radio South Asia produces radio programmes to be distributed via the internet and Interworld Radio (www.interworldradio.org). We currently produce a 5-minute radio magazine titled “Panoscope” and “Development Dilemmas”, a nearly halfan-hour long radio discussion, that aims to capture the voices of poor and marginalized people in South Asia on general development issues including Panos South Asia’s five thematic areas - media pluralism, public health, conflict, environment and globalization. Radio programmes produced by Panos Radio South Asia are free-for-use and can be downloaded via the internet by radio stations all around the world.

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PANOS SOUTH ASIA Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Panos South Asia

NEPAL
Network / Association / Federation of community radios and an INGO with interest in community broadcasting GPO Box 365, Sri Durbar Tole Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: psa@panossouthasia.org +977-- 552889, 553447 +977-- 554464 www.panossouthasia.org Kishor Pradhan Country Representative +977-- 552889, 553447 kishor@panossouthasia.org

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization

Established in 997, Panos South Asia (PSA) with its headquarters in Kathmandu is part of a family of Panos Institutes worldwide. Panos South Asia encourages and facilitates public discourse and debate on a wide range of issues, particularly those that have a direct impact on the least privileged and most marginalized sections of society. Panos South Asia is an autonomous member of the Panos family of offices in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Globally, the Panos Institutes function as non-governmental organizations that support the media and promote conditions for greater freedom of expression in the southern countries. The Panos Institutes seek to strengthen media capacities in the south to produce and disseminate information, and to facilitate greater dialogues between and among different sections and segments of society. In particular, Panos works through the media to bring neglected subjects to the forefront of developmental and environmental discussions.

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Types of activities of organization

Panos South Asia has its headquarters in Kathmandu (Nepal) and country offices in New Delhi (India), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Karachi (Pakistan), and Dhaka (Bangladesh). The regional office in Kathmandu was established in 997, the India office in 2000, the Sri Lanka office and the Pakistan office in 2004. The Bangladesh office opened in 2005 as also the Northeast project office in Guwahati (India). We moved south to Chennai (India) in July 2006, to establish our Globalization Project Office. Panos South Asia also a key partner with Communications Corner in initiating a network of 42 FM radio stations across Nepal by upgrading to satellite technology called the Ujyaalo National Network.

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RADIO ABC, FM 89.8 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio ABC, FM 89.8 MHz Community radio station Thula chowk, Banepa-0, Kavre, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: abcradio@ntc.net.np +977--663399 +977--660360 www.abcradio.org.np Madhusudhan Guragain Director +977-9850-6465 mguragain@gmail.com

NEPAL

Types of activities of organization

Radio ABC is an undertaking of Chetana Nepal (a registered Media NGO who owns the broadcast licence of the Radio ABC). This Radio aims to help propagate information at the community level in order to promote education, democracy, sustainable development, human rights and other national issues through participatory communication. It is essential that communities deal with national issues in a local platform with local language and setting in order to bring about ownership and involvement in those issues. The vision of Radio ABC is to help communities develop and manage area-specific communication programs. Such programs would provide a forum for communities to discuss issues and opinions in a regional setting and style. This, in effect, would provide a two-way communication medium, by giving communities a voice into national-level matters. This means of information sharing and participatory communication will help promote advocacy on various development issues, which community otherwise would be detached from. The establishment of Radio ABC could introduce a wide range of cultural, social and educational programs. Moreover, the stations would allow the dissemination of local news, as well as providing a connection with nation-wide programs, effectively linking these communities to the rest of the world. Programs such as distant education, political debates, and local entertainment are now possible with the introduction of the stations.

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List of publications related to community radio

   

By laws Radio Code of Conducts Program Guidelines Style Book All the above are in Nepali language

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast

2007 7 hours from 0500 hours to 2200 hours
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Informative (Farmer led programs) Infotainment Educational Entertainment Local Language

Total hours of women’s program broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

3 hours Nepali, Newari, Tamang, Danuwar, Pahari, Bhojpuri 6 districts of mid-hills of Nepal .5 million 500 Watts 27 incl. Volunteers (Female = 6; Male = ) 3 incl. Volunteers (Female = 7; Male = 6) 4 (Female = ; Male = 3)

Target community of the station Local and ethnic farming communities Donors that support the radio station None

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RADIO APPAN MITHILA 94.4 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Appan Mithila 94.4 MHz. Community radio station Mahendra Chowk, Jaleshwor Mahottari, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: radioappanmithila@gmail.com +977-44-5206, 62, 63 +977-44-5206 www.rcdsc.net.np Binod Paudel Planning Officer +977-984584764 binodnews064@yahoo.com

NEPAL NEPAL

Types of activities of organization

The radio is managed by the NGO - Rural Community Development Service Council (“RCDSC”) which runs programmes on reproductive health, poverty alleviation, communication, disaster management and currently it is helping the constitution building process in Mahottari district of Nepal. 8 July, 2007 8 Hours
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Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast

News  times per day, Musical, Educational- 30 Min, Informational, Talk Show  hour per day (Current Affairs), Magazine- hour per day, Feature 30 and 30 Min per day

Total hours of programs by and Most of our presentations are done by women and our women for women broadcasted per based program is one hour a week. week Languages of broadcast Maithili, Hindi, Nepali and Bhojpuri

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Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of persons at management level Donors supporting the radio station 

2 districts in Nepal and 4 districts in India. More than 5 million 500 Watts / FM Band 22 (Female = 4; Male = 8) 5 (Female =3; Male = 2) 4 (Male) 3 (Female =  ; Male = 2) None so far

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RADIO BHERI AWAZ 95.6 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

Research Centre For Humanism (Radio Bheri Awaz 95.6 MHz) NGO with interest in community broadcasting District Post Office 0- Banke, Karkando-5, Nepalganj, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: reach2056@yahoo.com +977-8-5507/550392 +977-8-5507 Tara Khanal Chairperson +977-8-5507/984802873 reach2056@yahoo.com

NEPAL NEPAL

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:
 

Types of activities of organization

Promote awareness, empowerment and gender equity programmes. To provide professional training to teachers and media activists.

Established on Broadcast hours per day

2003 8 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s  hour programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Nepali, Abadhi, Tharu, Urdu, Magar, English 0 districts 750,000 people 250 Watts 3 (Female = 7; Male =4) 4 (Female = 8; Male = 6) 4 (Male)

Target community of the station Abadhi, Tharu and Magar communities Donors that support the radio station 94 DANIDA/HUGOU

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RADIO BHERI FM 98.6 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Bheri FM 98.6 MHz

NEPAL
Community radio station and a cooperative organization with interest in community broadcasting Ghantaghar line, Surkhet Birendranagar, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: radiobheri@yahoo.com +977-83-522445 +977- 83-523445 Narayan Kumar Koirala Station Manager +977-83-52637 and + 977-98580500 narayan.bheri@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Person: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization

Radio Bheri established by Bheri Multipurpose Co-operative Organization Ltd is not yet involved in financial activities.  We are involved in media through community radio, i.e. Radio Bheri FM.  We plan to start small hydropower project at the local community level.  We are implementing a project for a cooperative school. 26 April 2004 8 hours Development, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, music, good governance, etc.  hour

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programmes broadcasts Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx)

Nepali, Magar, Tharu and Doteli 24 districts of mid and far western region

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Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

2.5 million 500 Watts 2 (Female = 6; Male = 5) 6 (Female = 6; Male = 0) 3 (Male)

Target community of the station Nepali, Tharu and Doteli community Donors that support the radio station Community Radio Support Centre, HUGOU/DANIDA, USAID and British Embassy

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RADIO CHITWAN 94.6 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
Chitwan Community Communication Cooperative Limited Radio Chitwan 94.6 MHz Community radio station Radio Chitwan Ratnanagar, Tadi-2 Chitwan, Nepal Tel: Fax: +977-56-562567/693050 +977-56-562566 Narayan Bun Chairman +977- 9845056956

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel:

Types of activities of organization Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

To air entertainment and news program for the community 2006 5 hours` Entertainment and news. Chepang, Tharu and Nepali 2 districts 4 million 000 Watts 7 (Female =0; Male =7) 5 (Female =0 Male = 5) 2 (Male)

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RADIO DEUKHURI Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Chailahi Co-Operative Ltd - Radio Deukhuri

NEPAL
Cooperative organization with interest in community broadcasting Chailahi Co-operative Ltd, (Radio Deukhuri) Lamahi, Dang, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: radiodeukhuri@yahoo.com +977-82-54009 +977-82-540285 Murari Kumar Sharma Chairman +977-82-54009/+977-984540447(M) radiodeukhuri@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

We conduct programmes focussing mainly on agriculture, dalits, children, health education, women and awareness. The programmes are conducted both in Abadhi and in Nepali languages. 2007 8 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s 40 minutes programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Nepali, Tharu and Abadhi Deukhuri valley 50,000 people 00 Watts 0 (Female = 4; Male = 6) 4 (Female = 2; Male = 2)  (Male)

Target community of the station Tharu

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RADIO GANDAKI 90.2 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Gandaki 90.2 MHz

NEPAL
Community radio station - Radio Gandaki 90.2 MHz. Nayabazar, Pokhara, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: radiogandaki@yahoo.com +977-6-52703 +977-6-52705 Laxman Gurung Chairperson +977-6-52703 pradipfreedomforum@gmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization

Radio Gandaki is a NGO, operated through public and community share. It airs news, programmes on social consciousness, targeting the disadvantaged, ethnic groups, dalits, women and children. 2007 8 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast News programme, education and social consciousness programmes Total hours of women’s 45 minutes per day programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Nepali, English, Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Thakali, Newari etc More than 30 districts Approximately 5 million people 000 Watts 26 (Female = 9; Male = 7) 2 (Female = 6; Male = 6) 5 (Male)

Target community of the station Disadvantaged people, dalits, women and children

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RADIO GORKHA FM 92.8 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
Gorkha Bikas Tatha Sanchar Kendra (Radio Gorkha FM 92.8 MHz) Community radio station Prithivi Narayan Municipality-4, Satipira Maidan, Gorkha, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: gorkhadiary@gmail.com +977-64-42333/420727 +977-64-420727 Kishor Jung Thapa Station Manager +977-64-42333/ 9746009600 kishor94_64@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email: 2007 7.30 hrs

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of technical staff Donors that support the radio station 2 hours

Nepali, Magar and Gurung 4 districts in western Nepal as well as Dhading, Nawalparasi, Chitwan, Makwanpur, etc. 2.5 -3 million 500 Watts 32 (Female = 2; Male = 20) 3 (Male) Local citizens 

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RADIO JAGARAN 93.6 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Jagaran 93.6 MHz Community radio station Chaudaha, Butwal, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: radiojagaran@gmail.com +977-7–43705 +977-7-437906 www.radiojagaran.org.np www.jagaranmedia.org.np Sivaji Gayak Station Manager +977-984720840 sjigayak@gmail.com shivajigayak@yahoo.com

NEPAL

Types of activities of organization

Radio Jagaran 93.6 MHz is run by Jagaran Media Center (JMC), an organization led and run by members from the Dalit community. JMC is an organization established by a group of young Dalit journalists in order to protect and promote the rights of Dalit using various means of mass media. It executes journalist trainings and publishes books related to Dalit and Dalit human rights. It operates TV program, resource center and radio programs through the different FM Stations.

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programmes broadcast

2008 8 hours
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News & Current Affairs- 3 hours Educational – 5 hours Entertainment & Musical- 6 hours Developmental & Other Awareness Raising Programs -2 hours Local Languages (Bhojpuri, Magar, Gurung & Tharu) -2 hours

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Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

2 hours

Magar, Gurung, Nepali, Tharu and Bhojpuri 6 districts (Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Nawalparashi, Palpa, Gulmi, Arghakhachi districts) 2.5 million 500 Watts 53 (Female = 20; Male =33) 5 (Female =6; Male = 9) 5 (Female = 4; Male = ) 27 (Female =3 , Male = 4) 9 (Female = 2, Male = 7)

Target community of the station Madeshis, Dalits, Janajati, women and Muslim community 

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RADIO KARNALI FM 105.2 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Karnali FM 05.2 MHz NGO with interest in community broadcasting Post Box No. 20842, Bijayanagar, Jumla, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: minshahi@gmail.com, Rkfm05.2@gmail.com +977-87-52085 +977--5530344/ 5530279 +977--5549093 www.kirdarc.org

NEPAL

Min Bdr. Shahi Chairperson +977-985077623 minshahi@gmail.com, mshshi@kirdarc.org

Types of activities of organization

Lack of communication network and negligible impact of national media in Karnali district - the least developed district of the country- led the local NGO Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDARC) to establish the Community Radio Karnali FM 05.2 MHz in Jumla district for the first time in July, 2004. Radio Karnali is motivated by community well being and is purely operated in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community. The main purpose of Radio Karnali FM is to give the community access to the means of communication and gives an opportunity to express them socially, politically and culturally. It provides up to date relevant information and also addresses contemporary issues such as promoting peace, democracy, human rights, good governance, and development, and development, during the time of conflict and post conflict situation in the country. Efforts at educating community especially children and women on safety issues through program on safety measures and awareness at the time of conflict were aired. Radio Karnali also contributed and showed solidarity for the promotion of democracy (at the time of King Gyanendra’s autocratic rule), by airing programs that mobilized huge mass gatherings and protest rallies. This action lead to the closure of the station for few days due to programs aired against the King’s autocratic rule in April 2005.

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Types of activities of organization

Radio Karnali promoted the Constituent Assembly elections and encouraged active community participation to ensure that disadvantage community groups such as women, children, Dalits, indigenous and conflict affected people, internally displaced persons (IDPs), could speak and make their voices heard. Though CA election was a success the community people are disappointed with the political parties and leaders who are fighting for power and ignoring people’s well being and delaying providing public services in Karnali region. The community wants to debate with their own leaders who were given the mandate to take their voices at the policy level to accomplish their basic needs. Therefore, at present it is very urgent for the local media and media workers to be united to fill this great gap between the community and leaders of political parties to debate on constitutional issues from community to central level.

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcasted per day

July, 2004 9 hours
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8 Developmental programs per day 3 Entertainment programs per day 2 Educational programs per day 9 news per day and 7 current affairs program per week

Total hours of programs by and 24 hours per week for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of persons at management level Nepali and Khash -a local language 22 VDC in Jumla, 2 VDC in Kalikot and 2 VDC in Dolpa and some parts of Jajarkot. ,20,000 people 00 Watts /FM 2 (Female = 4; Male = 8 ) 4 (Female = 2; Male = 2) 2 (Female =  ; Male = ) 9 (Female = 2 ; Male = 7)

Donors that support the radio station DANIDA/HUGOU, USAID/OTI, ACORAB, KIRDARC, EQUAL ACCESS. 04
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RADIO LOKTANTRA 89.4 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
Community Communication & Development Centre - Radio Loktantra 89.4 MHz NGO with interest in community broadcasting Sugam Tole, Dhading, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: radioloktantra@gmail.com +977-0-520279/520944 +977-0-520209 Deepak Koirala Station Manager +977-98457037 dkprabhar2003@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

With the belief that communication leads to social change and development our programmes focuses on creating awareness, promote advocacy and effective community communication. 2006 5 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, awareness, and community activities. Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Weekly 3-radio magazine Daily news in Kumal, Tamang and Magar (Chepang to go on-air very soon) Dhading district 400,000 500 Watts 3 (Female = 2; Male = ) 5 (Female = 2; Male = 3) 3 (Male)

Target community of the station Chepang, Kumal, Tamang and Magar ethnic groups Donors that support the radio station Public and District Development Council- Dhading
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RADIO MADAN POKHARA 106.9 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Radio Madan Pokhara, 06.9 MHz Community radio station Madan Pokhara Palpa, Madan Pokhara VDC Palpa, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel:
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NEPAL

madanpokharafm@ntc.net.np +977-75-52405 +977-75-520655 Gunakar Aryal Station Manager +977-9847052842

List of publication related to community radio Established on Broadcast hours per day

Boli listener bulletin Boli Cassette 

998 6.30 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Development and education Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff 2 hours

Magar, Nepali and Newari 22 districts 3 million 500 Watts 2 (Female = 0; Male = ) 5 (Female = 7; Male = 8) 4 (Female = ; Male = 3)

Target community of the station Marginalised people 

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RADIO MADDHYA PASCHIM Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Radio Maddhya Paschim Community radio station Sahid Umesh Marga, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: radiomp@ntc.net.np +977-82-56590/560854 +977-82-56096

NEPAL

Tika Ram Udasi Station Manager +977-82-56590/+977-9847-827204 udasitika@yahoo.com

Activities of organization

Being a community radio station our main activity is to collect news from various Village Development Councils (VDCs) and air them on a weekly basis. 7 hours

The radio station established in September, 2007 Broadcast hours per day Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of production staff Number of technical staff 2 hours

Nepali, Magar, Tharu, Abadhi and Hindi Above 20 districts in western Nepal Around 22 million 000 Watts 55 (Female = 5; Male = 40) 5 (Female = ; Male = 4)

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RADIO NAMOBUDDHA FM 106.7 MHz Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Community radio station Post Box No.04, Dhulikhel, Kavrepalnchok Kavre VDC-7, Devisthandanda, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Person: Position: Tel: Email: radionamobuddha@gmail.com +977--49068, 0620983 +977--49069 Jagatman Lama Station Manager +977-98505404 lamajagatman@gmail.com

NEPAL

Jugal Association Nepal/Radio Namobuddha FM 06.7 MHz

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcasted per day per day

28 September, 2006 3 hours
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Developmental- hour Entertainment-2 hours Educational-3 hours News and current affairs -4 hours Musical-3 hours

Total hours of programs by and 2 hours in a week. for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Tamang, Newar, Danuwar, Majhi, Sherpa, Hyolmo, Thami and Jirel Kavrepalnchok, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat districts and Kathmandu valley. More than a million. 00 Watts/FM

Population size (approx) Transmission power 

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Number of staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level Donors that support the radio station 

(Female = 4; Male = 7 ) 3 (Male ) 23 (Female = 3; Male = 0 ) 9 (Female = 2; Male = 7) Free Voice of the Netherlands, Community Radio Support Centre, ACORAB.

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RADIO NUWAKOT FM 106.8 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Radio Nuwakot FM 06.8 MHz

NEPAL
Community radio station and a NGO with interest in community broadcasting Kalayanpur-, Aghighure, Bidur-2, Nuwakot, Nepal Email: Tel: radionuwakot@gmail.com +977-0-696803 Shiva Prasad Neupane Chairman +977-0-696803 nuwakotfm@gmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization List of publication related to community radio Established on Broadcast hours per day Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

As a community radio station our main activity is to air radio programmes
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Boli and listener bulletin Cassettes

2007 0 hours 4 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Development and education

Nepali, Newari, Tamang Nuwakot, Rasuwa 600,000 people 00 Watts 7 (Female = 2; Male = 5) 7 (Female = 3; Male = 4) 3 (Female = ; Male = 2) 

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RADIO PRABAT FM 103.6 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Radio Prabat FM 03.6 MHz Community radio station Phalebas-Khanigoun VDC-2, Prabat, Nepal Email: Tel: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: Established on Broadcast hours per day 2007 0 hours moti333@ntc.net.np +977-67-690393 Bhola Nath Sharma Chairperson +977-974-45688/ +977--443633 in Kathmandu lamsal05@ntc.net.np

NEPAL

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Donors that support the radio station .30 hours

Gurung and Magar 7 districts 500,000 people 00 Watts  (Female = 4; Male = 7) 5 (Female = 2; Male = 3) 3 (Female = ; Male = 2) ACORAB

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RADIO SAGARMATHA Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Sagarmatha Community radio station Radio Sagarmatha Post Box no. 6958, Kathmandu. Bakhundol, Lalitpur, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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NEPAL

stationmanager@radiosagarmatha.org, ghamaraj@radiosagarmatha.org +977  5542245/552809 +977  5530227 www.radiosagarmatha.org Ghama Raj Luitel Station Manager 985027344 ghamaraj@radiosagarmatha.org ghamarajl@gmail.com

Activities of organization

Radio Sagarmatha is run by Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NGO). This is the first independent community radio station in South Asia, mainly focused on advocacy for social change and social justice.

List of publications related to community radio Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast

Brochures and website - www.radiosagarmatha.org May, 997 8
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Developmental and educational 7 hours News and current affairs 3 hours Infotainment/musical 8 hours By women more than 40 programme a week For women 2 hours a week.

Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx)

Nepali, English, Newar, Tamang, Maithali and Bhojpuri. 6 districts 

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Approximate size of population 2.5 Million covered by the broadcasts Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level  Kilowatt 38 (Female = 6; Male = 22) 22 (Female = 9; Male = 3) 6 (Male) 32 (Female = 3 ; Male = 7) 6 (Male)

Target community of the station Kathmandu Valley Donors that support the radio station Action Aid, Eco Himal, UNESCO, Water Aid Nepal, OXFAM, DANIDA, UNICEF etc.

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RADIO SARANGKOT 104.6 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
Multi Purpose Co-Operative Ltd - Radio Sarangkot 04.6 MHz Community radio station and a cooperative organization with interest in community broadcasting Sarangkot VDC-9 Lamagaun, Kaski Pokhara, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: radiosarangkot@gmail.com, sarangkotfm@hotmail.com +977-6-52628 +977-6-52629 Laxmi Narayan Devkota Station Manager +977-98460-28060 sldevkota@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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Activities of organization

As a community radio organisation, our radio programmes are focussed on agriculture. As a cooperative organisation we are in process of running a banking service in the near future Boli and listener bulletin Cassettes

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2006 8 hours

Types of programmes broadcasts Development and education Total hours of women’s .30 hours programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Nepali, Newari, Tamang, Gurung and English 5 districts 500,000 people 250 Watts 27 (Female = ; Male = 6) 9 (Female = 8; Male = ) 4 (Female = ; Male = 3) 

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RADIO SINDHULIGADI Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community radio station

NEPAL
Development and Conservation Centre-Radio Sindhuligadi Development and Conservation Centre (Radio Sindhuligadi) Sindhuli, Sindhulimadi, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: khgsindhuli@gmail.com +977-25-52067 +977-25-52068 Krishna Hari Ghimire President +977-974045925 khgsindhuli@gmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

As a voice focusing on change and development, we create awareness programmes for human development. We monitor violence and other human rights related incidents and report them to the concerned human rights organisations. 2005 0 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcasts Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s 2 hours programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Tamang, Khas and Danuwar  districts  million 00 Watts 4 (Female = 5; Male = 9) 8 (Female = 3; Male = 5) 2 (Male)

Target community of the station Mainly Danuwar and Tamang communities

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RADIO SOLU FM Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Radio Solu FM

NEPAL
Community radio station and NGO with interest in community broadcasting GPO Box 5408, Kathmandu Radio Station’s address: Dorpu Bazar, Solukhumbu, Nepal Email: solufm@gmail.com, solufm@ysc.org.np Tel: +977-3852006 Fax: +977-3852032 Web: www.solufm.org.np Name: Position: Tel: Email: Ngima Pakhrin Chairperson +977-974060909 pakhrin69@gmail.com

Contact Person

Activities of organization Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

Community mobilisation through radio broadcasting 2004 3 hours Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Nepali, Tamang, Sherpa, Bantawa, Khaling and Kulung Whole area of Solukhumbu district and some neighbouring districts also. Over 00,000 people. FM 50% each of female and Male staff 50% each of female and Male staff 50% each of female and Male staff 40% female and 60% Male 40% female and 60% Male

Target community of the station People of Solukhumbu district Donors that support the radio station 6 DANIDA

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RADIO TRIYUGA 104 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address

NEPAL
Suchan Tatha Sanchar Sahakari Sanstha Ltd - Radio Triyuga 04 MHz Cooperative organization with interest in community broadcasting District Post Office, Gaighat Udaypur Bokse Barhgare Nayabasti, Triyuga Municipality, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: triyuga_fm@yahoo.com +977-35-420767/690675 +977-35-420767 Kaushal Chemjong Station Manager (Member of Executive Committee) +977-984282562/+ 977-35-42090 chemjongk@yahoo.com, chem.kaushal@gmail.com

Contact Person

Person: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

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To create awareness among rural people for strengthening democracy Help solve local development problems through media

Established on Broadcast hours per day

2006  hours

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s  programme of 30 minutes programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Tharu and Maithili 00 Watts 9 (Female = 7; Male = 2) 6 (Female = 7; Male = 9) 3 (Male)

Target community of the station Mushar and Danuwar communities

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RADIO TULSIPUR FM Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Rapti Communication Service - Radio Tulsipur Community radio station Tulsipur 5, Dang, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: 3 July, 2005 7 hours Development - 20%, Entertainment - 30% Educational - 20%, News and current affairs - 30% tulsipur_fm@yahoo.com +977-82-52079 +977-82-52508 Arjun Giri Station-Manager +977- 985782066 garjun0@yahoo.com

NEPAL

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programs broadcast

Total hours of programs by and 2 hours for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Approximate size of the population covered by broadcasts Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of persons at management level 3 languages 3 districts . million

500 Watts 3 (Female = 9; Male = 22) 3 (Female = 9; Male = 22) 4 (Female = ; Male = 3) 4 ( Female = 2 ; Male = 4)

Target community of the station Tharu community, Dalits and Janajatis 

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RADIO VIJAYA FM 101.6 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Radio Vijaya FM 0.6 MHz Community radio station

NEPAL

P. O. Box 88, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal Vijaya Nagar, Gaindakot VDC, Nawalparasi District, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: vijayafm@techminds.com.np, brchapagain@gmail.com +977-56-50404, 50405 +977-56-50407 Bhumiraj Chapagain Station Manager +977-56-50404, 50405, 9855056802 brchapagain@gmail.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

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Broadcasting true and correct information to the community to make them well- informed, aware, organized, active and empowered Distribute radios to marginalized community in the society to ensure their right to information Airing the voices and situation of dalits, tribal, women, disabled, poor, deprived groups Promoting national and international business products at local level Mitigating bad customs, discrimination and superstitious beliefs prevailing in the community Disseminating necessary information for the promotion and development of agriculture and livestock Create access to the practice of democratic system at community level through the participation in radio programmes Campaigning to develop a feeling of self-help in the society Informing the young generation to be free from bad habits and inspire them to pursue higher education. Annual Progress Report Occasional news article Basic Radio Journalism Guidelines

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Broadcast hours per day Types of programmes broadcast 

9 hours from 0400 hours to 2300 hours
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Informative programme Infotainment programme Educational programme Entertainment programme Local Language programme

-4%. -32% -% -% - 5%

Total hours of women’s programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

7 hours

Chepang, Darai, Magar, Tharu, Tamang, Maithali, Nepali and English 22 districts and we are also receiving phone calls and letters from 2 districts of mid Nepal 3 million 000 Watts 40 (Female = ; Male = 29) 8 (Female = 3; Male = 5) 5 (Male)

Target community of the station Under privileged communities of Nawalparasi and Chitwan districts. Donors that support the radio station DANIDA and Action Aid. 

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RAPTI SARYU GANGA Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Rapti Saryu Ganga Community radio station Urahari 2, Sitalpur, Dang, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: garjun0@yahoo.com +977-82-52087 +977-82-520580 Bishnu Nath Yogi Station-Manager +977-9847822650 garjun0@yahoo.com

NEPAL

Types of programs broadcasted Development- 35%, Entertainment,-20%, per day Educational,-0%, News and current affairs-35% Total hours of programs by and 2 hours for women broadcasted per week Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of persons at management level 4 languages Dang, Banke, Salyan and Surkhet 5 million 00 Watts 3 ( Female = 4; Male = 9) 3 (Female = 4, Male = 9) 3 (Male) 0 ( Female = 3 ; Male = 7)

Target community of the station We focus on the Tharu community, Dalits and Janajatis of the region and those working in the agriculture sector. Donors that support the radio station The local community

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RUPANDEHI FM 102 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address NGO with interest in community broadcasting Rupandehi F.M. 02 MHz, Narayanpath Siddharthanagar -8, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Web: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Mobile: Email:

NEPAL
“Save the Environment Movement” Rupandehi FM 02 Mhz

radiorup02@yahoo.com +977-7-52002/52003/52006 +977-7-520678 www.rupandehifm.org Bishwa Prem Kafle / Dr. Ram Prasad Bashyal Managing Director/Chairman +977-7-52006, +977-7-520333 +977-98470305, +977-9847055088 radiorup02@yahoo.com

Activities of organization

Conduct different programmes to create awareness in the society about cleanliness and the benefit of environment preservation for ecological balance Conduct programmes including environmental debate, public awareness on health and sanitation, different social and cultural dialogue with participation of women, children, dalits, janajatis, and disabled people while providing sound entertainment to the public.

Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programmes broadcast

2004 8 hours
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Environmental Health Child issues Educational including social issues for awareness creation Other informative programmes related to culture, economics, legal issues, etc.

Total hours of women’s  hour programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) 22 Nepali, Bhojpuri, Gurung, Magar, Tharu and English. More than 35 districts 7 million

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Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff 

000 Watts 5(Female = 3; Male = 38) 8 (Female = 7; Male = ) 8 (Female = 4; Male =4)

Target community of the station Socially excluded groups (especially the illiterate & backward)

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SAMAD FM 102.6 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Samad FM 02.6 MHz Community radio station SAMAD FM, Krishna Tole, Lahan, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: Email: fm.samad.np@gmail.com +977-33-56007/693330 +977-33-56007 Jibachh Chaudhary Station Manager +977-974305743/984376703 jichaudhary@gmail.com

NEPAL

Activities of organization

Samad FM (02.6 MHz) is a Community Radio licensed by Friends of Nature (FONA) organization and run by Siraha district community. Samad FM works in giving a voice to the voiceless, peace building, child education, and agriculture and currently our main focus is to control the conflict raging in Siraha and surrounding districts. Our station strives for peace building in our community and in our country. April, 2007 went on air in January, 2008 0 hours
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Established on Broadcast hours per day Types of programmes broadcast

Development–25%, Entertainment–0%, Education–35%, News and current affairs– 20% and Musical – 0%

Total hours of women’s 0 hours programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of persons at management level 24 Nepali, Maithili, Magar and Tharu 35 km 900,000 people 00 Watts/FM 5 (Female = 6; Male = 9) 7 (Female = 3; Male = 4) 2 (Female) 9 (Female = 3 ; Male = 6 )

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SUMHATLUNG FM 104.2 MHz Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Sumhatlung FM 04.2 MHz Community radio station Phidim-4 Gadi, Sumhatlung, Pachthar, Nepal Email: Tel: Fax: Contact Person Name: Position: Tel: sumhatlung07@yahoo.com +977-24-520262 +977-24-520262 Bijay Bahardur Lawati Station Manager +977-974-060700

NEPAL

Activities of organization Established on Broadcast hours per day

As a community radio station, we air radio programmes for our targeted community 2007 0 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Nepali and Limbu  districts (Pachthar, Taplejung, Terathum, Dhankuta, Ilam, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Sankhuwasawa among others)  million 00 Watts 5 (Female = 2; Male = 3) 4 (Female = ; Male = 3) 4 (Female = 2; Male = 2)

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PAKISTAN PRESS FOUNDATION Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

PAKISTAN
NGO with interest in community broadcasting Press Centre Shahrah Kamal Ataturk Karachi, Pakistan Email: Tel: Fax: Web: ppf@pakistanpressfoundation.org +92-2-263-325 +92-2-22-7069 www.pakistanpressfoundation.org Owais Aslam Ali Secretary General +92-33339044 owaisali@pakistanpressfoundation.org

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization

Pakistan does not have community radio stations yet. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) therefore works with independent FM radio stations and the stations based in rural areas act as de facto community radio stations. PPF also works with campus radio stations. Our two main activities include: Training of personnel of radio stations  Production of four news bulletins daily that are broadcast over fifteen radio stations in all parts of the country

List of publications related to community radio

“Community Radio Handbook” in Urdu 

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TARAQEE FOUNDATION Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Taraqee Foundation

PAKISTAN
NGO with interest in community broadcasting 3, Arbab Town, Samungly Road Quetta, Pakistan Email: Tel: Fax: Web: taraqee@taraqee.org +92-8-282946 +92-8-282909 www.taraqeefoundation.org Amjad Rashid Chief Executive +92-333-7808630 amjadrshd@yahoo.com

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Service Delivery Organisation in the area of health, micro credit, infrastructure, water management, education and child protection. Advocacy for women empowerment, environment, human rights and good governance

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PALESTINE NEWS NETWORK Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Palestine News Network Community radio station

PALESTINE

P.O. Box 737, Manger Street, Bethlehem, Palestine Email: Tel: Fax: Web: fadi@pnn.ps +97-2599380789 +97-022766067/8 www.pnn.ps Fadi Abu Sada Director/Editor in Chief +97-2599380789 fadi@pnn.ps

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Types of activities of organization Established on Broadcast hours per day

Palestine News Network PNN is the first community radio in Palestine in operation since June 2003. June 2003 24 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Local news bulletins, women programs, children programs, morning community show Total hours of women’s Once a week there is a women’s program for an hour, and programme broadcasted per day conducted by women as well Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Mainly in Arabic and English Since it is streaming broadcasting we use the local Palestinian radio stations that cover all of Palestine West Bank and Gaza Strip. 6 (Female = 6; Male = 0) 5 (Female = 4; Male = ) 2 (Male) 4 (Female =  ; Male = 3) 2 ( Female = ; Male = )

Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff Number of volunteers Number of persons at management level

Target community of the station All inhabitants of Palestine West Bank and Gaza Strip. Donors that support the radio station 28 EU, OSI, Inter News

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KODAO PRODUCTIONS Name of the Organization Type of organization Kodao Productions

PHILIPPINES
NGO with interest in community broadcasting, a production house serving community radios and a community radio production training and assistance provider , Maaralin Corner Matatag Street, Central District, Quezon City, Philippines Email: Tel: Fax: kodaophils@gmail.com +63-2-426220 +63-2-426220 Raymund B. Villanueva Radio Cluster Chief +63-989387030 gwapong_manunulat@yahoo.com

Full address

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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Types of activities of organization

Kodao Productions is a multi-media production outfit that produces radio programmes and video productions; It provides technical, creative and operational assistance to community radios in the Philippines; It seeks to form a national network of community radio stations, broadcasters and advocates.

List of publications related to community radio

“One year after its burning: Radyo Cagayano Rises from the Ashes”(http://www.bulatlat.com/2007/07/one-year-after-itsburning-radyo-cagayano-rises-ashes

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ISIS INTERNATIONAL Name of the Organization Type of organization Full address Isis International

PHILIPPINES
NGO with interest in community broadcasting 3, Marunong St., Barangay Central Quezon City, 00, Philippines Email: Tel: Fax: Web: bianca@isiswomen.org +63-2- 928956 +63-2- 924065 www.isiswomen.org Bianca Miglioretto Community Radio Officer +63-2-928956, Ext 204 bianca@isiswomen.org

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:
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Types of activities of organization

Feminist communication organisation (all women’s organisation) Advocates women’s empowerment through access to communication Conducts training in radio productions skills, community radio management, computer skills, FOSS, video, gender, People’s Communication for Development, web-design, engendered peace journalism, engendered management of small and medium sized companies, understanding media, etc. Publication of Women in Action (thrice a year) on special topics related to women and development, movement building and feminist advocacy in Asia and the Pacific and WE! (twice a month) News from the women’s and people’s movement in Asia Pacific. Documentation and Resource Centre on the women’s and communication movement internationally with special focus on Asia-Pacific Advocacy and research for the right to communication for women and the use of communication tools such as community radio for sustainable development based on equality. 

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List of publication related to community radio

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Women in Action (thrice a year) on special topics related to women and development, movement building and feminist advocacy in Asia and the Pacific WE! (twice a month) News from the women’s and people’s movement in Asia Pacific. Our Website is a very important source of information on women and communication, including community radio training modules and many more.

Both publications occasionally contain information on community Radio, especially WE! publishes all about women and community radio.

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COMMUNITY MULTIMEDIA CENTRE Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Multimedia Centre, Kothmale 000 Watts

SRI LANKA

Community Multimedia Centre, Kothmale Riverside, Mawathura VIA Gampola, Sri Lanka Email: Tel: Web: info@kothmale.org +94-8235042, + 94-82350422 http://www.kothmale.org Sunil Wijesinghe Station Controller +94-8235042 info@kothmale.org

Contact Person

Name: Position: Tel: Email:

Activities of organization

Kothmale is a Community Multimedia Centre (CMC) that offers community access to ICTs, the internet and multimedia related training. The Kothmale Internet Listeners Club (KILC), a community-based organisation operates the telecentre with assistance from the ICTA and UNESCO. The local radio station caters to a local audience and is operated under the auspices of the state-owned Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). Kothmale has initiated a number of innovations that seek to cater to the information needs of its rural audience including the radio-browsing format and mobile broadcasting via the etuktuk (www.etuktuk.net). 989 0-4 hours

Established on Broadcast hours per day

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news, current affairs and musical Total hours of women’s .5 hours programme broadcasted per day List of various languages that the station broadcasts in Sinhala and Tamil 

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Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Number of production staff Number of technical staff

50km (00km) 200,000 (~500,000) people 250 Watts (being upgraded to 000w) 26 (Female =3; Male = 3) 9 (Female = 2; Male = 7) 2 (Male)

Target community of the station A variety of programmes caters to the specific needs of different communities including children, youth, women, mothers, farmers, students, Muslims and Indian Tamils. Donors that support the radio station UNESCO, MJF Charitable Foundation.

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SRI LANKA COMMUNITY RADIO ORGANISATION Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Srilanka Community Radio Organisation

SRI LANKA

Network / Association / Federation of community radios 252/ , Galabadawatha, Athurugiriya, Sri Lanka Email: Tel: srilankacomradio@yahoo.com + 94--256305 Niranjan Udumalagala General Secretary +94--256305 uniranjanlk@yahoo.com

Contact Person

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Activities of organization

Popularising the concept of community radio Build up a network of individuals and community radio organisations within the country and at the international level Organising workshops about community radio for NGO’s, trade unions, university students 

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COMMUNITY RADIO ASSOCIATION OF TAFEA Name of the organization Type of organization Full address Community Radio Association of Tafea Community radio station

VANUATU

General Delivery, Isangel, Tanna Island, Vanuatu Email: Gudfella@vanuatu.com.vu Nancy Joseph Station Coordinator

Contact Person Types of activities of organization

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Personal messaging Educational programming Local government information Sports Interviews Some music

Established on Broadcast hours per day

2003 6 hours

Types of programmes broadcast Developmental, entertainment, educational, news and current affairs, musical, etc. Total hours of women’s About 2 hours programme broadcasted per day Languages of broadcast Area coverage (approx) Population size (approx) Transmission power Number of staff Donors that support the radio station Bislama, Lenakal, English, French and other village languages, which have priority over English and French 20km in all directions 5,000 people 00 Watts All people are volunteers, no paid staff UNICEF and local sponsors

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ASIA-PACIFIC

AMARC International Secretariat 705 Rue Bourget # 100, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H4C 2M6 Phone: + 514 982-0351 Fax: + 514 849-7129 Email: secretariat@si.amarc.org Web: www.amarc.org

AMARC Asia Pacific Regional Office Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: +977 1 5554811 Fax: +977 1 5521714 Email: amarcap@wlink.com.np Web: www.asiapacific.amarc.org

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