Wednesday, 17 December 2008

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2522

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Over 120 radio stations tune in to Radio 1812!
From: Rene Plaetevoet

2. Inter Press Service (IPS) has signed a new partnership agreement wit
From: George Lessard

3. INDIA: Journalist and two assistants arrested over book exposing vio
From: George Lessard

4. Lucknow ,India: 'Community radio must earn revenue'
From: George Lessard

5. Ghana: Suhum to Get Community Radio Station
From: George Lessard

6. Lucknow, India: Community radio could save local dialects
From: George Lessard

7. Chileka, Malawi: Chileka has a shared dream
From: George Lessard

8. Santander de Quilichao , Colombia: Community station Radio Pa'yu
From: George Lessard

9. PANOS RADIO SOUTH ASIA's Latest Panoscope Issue, 17 December 2008
From: Satish Jung Shahi


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1. Over 120 radio stations tune in to Radio 1812!
Posted by: "Rene Plaetevoet" rene@december18.net rplaetevoet
Date: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:11 pm ((PST))

Brussels, 16 December 2008

Over 120 radio stations tune in to Radio 1812

Worldwide project on International Migrants Day

For the third year, the Belgian NGO December 18 is organising Radio 1812,
the worldwide radio event to celebrate International Migrants Day. Radio
1812 gathers radio stations from all over the world on 18th of December to
produce, broadcast and share programs on migration.

René Plaetevoet, Coordinator of the project and Director of December 18,
says: "Once again we are overwhelmed by the positive responses from the
radios all around the world. We hope that this Global Radio Event
contributes to democratising the discourse on migration: Radio1812 gives an
opportunity to make migrants' voices heard. With the economic crisis,
migrants find themselves even more vulnerable to abuse and discrimination.
It is therefore more than ever necessary to join in the International
Migrants Day events."

18th of December was declared International Migrants Day by the United
Nations in 2000. Groups all around the world and the international community
organise events and activities on that day to celebrate migrants, highlight
their role in societies and their difficulties.

Radio 1812 uses the most effective communication tool in the world, the
radio, to promote these activities and to diffuse their messages.

Based on two very successful previous editions, gathering 53 radios in 2006
and 152 radios in 2007, this year Radio 1812 is expecting even more radios.
So far, 113 radios, in 38 countries have confirmed their participation.
Radios in Asia, such as in the Philippines and Taiwan, will start the radio
marathon in the morning of the 18th followed by stations in Europe and
Africa, such as in Romania, in Germany, in the Netherlands, in Niger or in
South Africa. Finally, the radios on the West coast of the American
continent, such as in Costa Rica or in Chile, will join in.

All kinds of radio stations participate, from community stations to
commercial radios, from national and international broadcasters to online
radios. A world map on the front page of our site
<http://www.radio1812.net/> www.radio1812.net displays all the participating
radios. You can also listen to the programs of the radios from all around
the world. To date, 120 radio stations from 40 countries already confirmed
their participation.

We continue our tradition of welcoming guests to support the event:

On the 16th, Mr. Reynald Blion, Media and Diversity Manager with the Council
of Europe, gives a realistic picture of the representation of migration in
the media ;

On the 17th, we welcome two artists, Mouss and Hakim, from the famous French
group ZEBDA, for an interview about their role and their work on migration
heritage;

On the 18th, Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam, former Chairman of the UN Committee on
Migrant Workers, shares reflexions on migration and migrants' rights in a
radio interview.

For more information please go to <http://www.radio1812.net/>
www.radio1812.net or contact <mailto:radio1812@december18.net>
radio1812@december18.net.

It is not too late to join in!

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2. Inter Press Service (IPS) has signed a new partnership agreement wit
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:38 pm ((PST))

IPS - Inter Press Service News Agency >> Blog Archive >> IPS signs ...
Inter Press Service (IPS) has signed a new partnership agreement with
AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters. IPS and AMARC
share common values related to freedom of expression, media diversity and
communication ...
<http://www.ips.org/institutional/ips-signs-new-partnership-with-amarc/>
IPS - Inter Press Service News Agency

December 16th, 2008

IPS signs new partnership with AMARC

Inter Press Service (IPS) has signed a new partnership agreement with AMARC,
the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters. IPS and AMARC share
common values related to freedom of expression, media diversity and
communication for development. The global agreement foresees strengthened
co-operation in terms of expertise, content and distribution.

AMARC is an international NGO serving the community radio movement, with
almost 3,000 members and associates in 106 countries. Mario Lubetkin, IPS
Director General and Marcelo Solervicens, AMARC Secretary General signed the
partnership on the occasion of the AMARC Europe Conference in Bucharest,
Romania.

IPS and AMARC are already working together on different local initiatives.
AMARC-Pulsar works with IPS Latin America to produce audio material in
indigenous languages (Quechua, Kaqchiquel, Aymara and K'iche') as part of
the Voices of the Earth: Indigenous People and Rural Poverty initiative. At
the World Social Forum in Belem in January 2009 IPS and AMARC will share
print, web and audio reporting with their respective networks and audiences.


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3. INDIA: Journalist and two assistants arrested over book exposing vio
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:08 am ((PST))

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Subject: [rsfasie] INDIA: Journalist and two assistants arrested over book
exposing violence against minorities in Orissa State
From: "RSF ASIA" <asie@rsf.org>
Date: Wed, December 17, 2008 08:28
To: asie2@rsf.org
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Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontières

17 December 2008


INDIA

Journalist and two assistants arrested over book
exposing violence against minorities in Orissa
State

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the
arrest of Lenin Kumar Roy, author and editor of
the quarterly review Nishan, in Bhubaneswar,
Orissa State over a book in which he accuses
Hindu extremists of waging a campaign of violence
against minorities in the Kandhamal district.

Two assistants, Ravi Jena and Dhananjay Lenka,
working for Sovan Press, publishers of Dharma
naanre Kandhamalre Raktara Nadi (Bloodbath in
Kandhamal in the Name of Religion) Sovan Press,
were also arrested.

Kumar Roy has been charged with violating
Articles 153-A and 295-A of the Indian criminal
code punishing "provocative literature likely to
disturb peace and communal harmony". Some
sections of the book condemn certain Hindu groups
for inciting violence against minorities, making
Christians sing Hindu religious songs and forcing
young non-Hindu women into prostitution.

"These arrests are arbitrary and violate the
right of free expression which is guaranteed in
India. Lenin Kumar Roy was arrested simply for
condemning inter-communal violence while the
local government has failed to protect the rights
of minorities in Kandhamal district", the
worldwide press freedom organisation said,
calling for his release and that of his two
assistants.

At least 700 copies of the book, which police
call "Maoist literature" were seized from the
publishers. A bail application made by his lawyer
on the day after Kumar Roy's arrest on 8 December
2008 was rejected.

Activist journalists and writers demonstrated on
10 December outside the residence of the governor
of Orissa State to protest against the arrests
and brandished placards with slogans such as
"Stop communalism", "Release Lenin and the
others" and "Thinking and writing are not crimes".

_________________

INDE

Un journaliste et ses deux assistants arrêtés
après la publication d'un ouvrage dénonçant des
violences dans l'Etat d'Orissa

Reporters sans frontières dénonce l'arrestation,
le 8 décembre 2008, de Lenin Kumar Roy, écrivain
et rédacteur en chef de la revue trimestrielle
locale Nishan, à Bhubaneswar, pour avoir publié
un livre dénonçant les récentes violences
survenues dans le district de Kandhamal, dans
l'Etat d'Orissa (Est). Deux assistants de Lenin
Kumar, Ravi Jena et Dhananjay Lenka, qui
travaillent à la maison d'édition où le livre est
paru, Sovan Press, ont aussi été interpellés.

"Ces arrestations sont arbitraires et violent le
droit à la liberté d'expression garantie par la
Constitution. Lenin Kumar Roy a été arrêté pour
le simple fait d'avoir dénoncé des violences
intercommunautaires alors que le gouvernement
local a échoué dans la protection des droits des
minorités dans le district de Kandhamal. Nous
appelons à sa libération immédiate et celle de
ses deux assistants", a déclaré Reporters sans
frontières.

Lenin Kumar Roy a été traduit en justice pour
violation des articles 153-A et 295-A du code
pénal indien qui punissent la publication de
"littérature provocante pouvant troubler la paix
et l'harmonie commune". Certains passages
dénoncent l'attitude de certains groupes
hindouistes incitant à la violence contre les
minorités, contraignant les chrétiens à entonner
des chants religieux hindous et forçant les
jeunes femmes non hindouistes à la prostitution.

L'ouvrage, Dharma naanre Kandhamalre Raktara Nadi
("Bain de sang à Kandhamal au nom de la
religion"), accuse des extrémistes hindous d'être
les organisateurs de la campagne de violences
contre les minorités.

Au moins 700 exemplaires du livre, qualifié de
"littérature maoïste " par la police, ont été
saisis dans les locaux de la maison d'édition. Le
lendemain de son arrestation, la demande de
libération sous caution déposée par l'avocat de
Lenin Kumar Roy a été refusée.

Des activistes, journalistes et écrivains ont
manifesté, le 10 décembre 2008, devant la
résidence du gouverneur de la région d'Orissa
pour protester contre cette arrestation en
brandissant des pancartes sur lesquelles ont
pouvait lire "Stop au communautarisme", "Libérez
Lenin et les autres ", ou encore "Penser et
écrire ne sont pas des crimes".
--
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Vincent Brossel
Asia - Pacific Desk
Reporters Sans Frontières
47 rue Vivienne
75002 Paris
33 1 44 83 84 70
33 1 45 23 11 51 (fax)
asia@rsf.org
www.rsf.org

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4. Lucknow ,India: 'Community radio must earn revenue'
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:11 am ((PST))

'Community radio must earn revenue'
Lucknow Newsline - Lucknow,India
Lucknow After changing the lives of villagers over the last four years
since it was launched in India, the community radio stations across the
country will ...
<http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/community-radio-must-earn-revenue/399479/>


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5. Ghana: Suhum to Get Community Radio Station
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:13 am ((PST))

Ghana: Suhum to Get Community Radio Station
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA
Plans are far advanced by a Suhum-based businessman, Mr. Frank Amponsah, to
establish a community-based radio station in Suhum early next year. ...
<http://allafrica.com/stories/200812160762.html>

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6. Lucknow, India: Community radio could save local dialects
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:18 am ((PST))

Community radio could save local dialects
Thaindian.com - Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) Community radio could give a fresh lease of life to
local dialects and also help reduce gender inequality, an official of the
Uttar ...
<http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/community-radio-could-save-local-dialects_100131755.html>


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7. Chileka, Malawi: Chileka has a shared dream
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:23 am ((PST))

Chileka has a shared dream
Malawi's Daily Times - Malawi

Everyday for the past 44 years, Group Village Headman Mvundula of Chileka
in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kuntaja, Blantyre, has seen
aeroplanes hover above his village.

Just 8 kilometres from his domain lies Chileka International Airport, the
gate way to Malawi in the Southern region.

The cruel irony is that he has never boarded a plane his entire life, not
even Air Malawi's Kwacha.

"Villagers in various parts of the country occupy idle stretches of land
and develop the land. It is only after this process is completed that
further development comes in; it may be in the form of tarred roads and
trading centres. The sad thing is that most villagers will not enjoy the
fruits of their labour," he says.

T/A Kunthembwe, also from Blantyre, has an answer to this. He says the
people who construct roads and build bridges "where people need boats"
have dreams of their own, which they may just be implementing. The dreams,
he says, are not universally shared by members of the community who stand
to benefit from them.

"That is the problem we have always had, and seem not inclined to resolve.
The roads are not part of our dreams, the water kiosks are sometimes not
part of the vision for villagers," he says.

When Malawi received independence, he was there. As he grew, he saw
Chileka grow with him; and the tarred roads constructed. Yet, he never
shared in those dreams because he was not brought into the development
equation, let alone asked if that was what the people of Chileka wanted.

At first, people could sense a problem coming and leave it like that. Now
things have changed.

"That is the reason, after seeing that most of our problems were going
unheeded, we have come together to support the establishment of what we
feel is our greatest need: a community radio station. This will help us
voice our concerns and solve community problems," he says.
[...]
<http://www.dailytimes.bppmw.com/article.asp?ArticleID=11524>

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8. Santander de Quilichao , Colombia: Community station Radio Pa'yu
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:30 am ((PST))

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Acts of Sabotage Carried Out Against the Main Voice of the Nasa People of
Northern Cauca
This is the English translation of the communique put out by ACIN on
Monday regarding recent acts of sabotage against the community radio
station, Radio Pa'yumat. It is urgent that the national and international
community make known their repudiation of these ongoing acts of
intimidation and terror against one of the most important community media
in Colombia!

ACIN's primary community radio station suffers another technical setback
by the forces of terror in Cauca

[...]

http://mamaradio.blogspot.com/2008/12/acts-of-sabotage-carried-out-against.html


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9. PANOS RADIO SOUTH ASIA's Latest Panoscope Issue, 17 December 2008
Posted by: "Satish Jung Shahi" satish@panossouthasia.org sjshahi
Date: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:36 am ((PST))

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Panos Radio South Asia | Latest Panoscope Issue, 17 December 2008
www.panosradiosouthasia.org
Latest Upload on Panoscope:
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Fly-by-night


In this edition of Panoscope, we listen to Nepali migrant workers and a family member share their experience of working overseas. This Panoscope is also part of Radio 1812, as Panos Radio South Asia joins hands with radio stations worldwide and celebrates International Migrants Day on the 18th of December. You can also tune into this episode on www.radio1812.net.
Country: Nepal
Upload Date: 17/12/2008

Duration: 15:00

File Size: 13.7 MB

http://www.panosradiosouthasia.org/prsa/prsaarchives.php?id=58

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Panoscope is an independent production of Panos Radio South Asia. We're committed to providing a forum for voices, views, and issues not often heard in the mainstream media. Non-profit media, development and other organizations can download Panoscope radio magazine free of cost for air or online use. Credit should be given to Panos Radio South Asia (PRSA) an undertaking of Panos South Asia. If you have suggestions for future programs please contact us at:

Panos Radio South Asia
GPO Box 13651
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel.: 977-1-5521889/5531447
E-mail: prsa@panosradiosouthasia.org
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