Thursday, 29 January 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2552

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Topics in this digest:

1. Bangkok Post - Thailand: Govt to tackle illegal radio stations
From: George Lessard

2. INDIA: Community Radio Station in Mhaswad, Maharashtra
From: George Lessard

3. Maharashtra, India: Community radio starts in Maharashtra
From: George Lessard

4. Community radio - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From: George Lessard

5. Who Invented Radio?
From: George Lessard

6. Radio project--Media for Africa Women's Rights / Medias pour les Dro
From: George Lessard

7. Bangkok, Thailand: Five 'rogue' radio stations face closure
From: George Lessard


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1. Bangkok Post - Thailand: Govt to tackle illegal radio stations
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:24 am ((PST))

Govt to tackle illegal radio stations
Bangkok Post - Thailand
Prime Minister's Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtoey on Wednesday said the
government will take action against community radio stations that have been
found violating the law....
<http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/136042/govt-to-tackle-illegal-radio-stations>

Mr Sathit said the government has received many complaints about community
radio stations violating the rights of others and trying to gain political
benefits. He said many of the stations are in the northern provinces, and
about five of them are in Chiang Mai and Lamphun.

The Government Public Relations Department (PRD) and the National
Telecommunication Commission of Thailand (NTC) will take care of those
stations, and the NTC will call a meeting to draft regulations to deal
with this problem seriously, he said.

The minister also called on relevant units to use the existing regulations
to penalise the stations committing illegal activities because social
problems could arise if they are left unpunished.

The government will not be biased in dealing with community radio
stations, whether they are on the yellow-clad People's Alliance for
Democracy (PAD) side or the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against
Dictatorship (UDD) side.

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2. INDIA: Community Radio Station in Mhaswad, Maharashtra
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:27 am ((PST))

Community Radio Station in Mhaswad, Maharashtra
Webnewswire.com - New Delhi,India
Regular transmission from the Mannvikas Samajik Sanstha Community Radio
station has begun from 26th January 2009. Experimental transmission from
its ...
<http://www.webnewswire.com/node/448622>


Regular transmission from the Mannvikas Samajik Sanstha Community Radio
station has begun from 26th January 2009. Experimental transmission from
its Community Radio Station at Mhaswad, Distt Satara, Maharashtra
operating at 90.4 MHz FM started with effect from 16.12.2008. The Ministry
of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India had signed a Grant of
Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating the
Community Radio Station with Mannvikas Samajik Sanstha on 20.06.2008.

The Community radio station established in Mhaswad, Distt Satara,
Maharashtra will serve to establish agriculture related knowledge ICT
network and knowledge delivery mechanism through community radio as an
effective tool. It will help in capacity building of the community based
organizations in the use of audio tool like community radio as a means for
social & economic empowerment in addition to laying special emphasis on
the themes that support the poor and marginalized members of the local
community in improving social conditions & quality of their cultural life.

Mannvikas Samajik Sanstha, Mhaswad, Distt Satara, Maharashtra is a
"Non-Profit" Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in 1994 with
a vision to improve the lives of rural women and their families by the
participation of the local community in the construction of roads, water
tanks, housing structures and educational facilities. It also carries
literacy campaigns, anti-dowry, anti-liquor, family planning and
conservation of the environment campaigns.

Mann and Kahtao Tehsils of Satara are drought prone areas of Maharashtra
where per capita income is lower than rest of the state. The economy of
the area is predominantly agrarian with high incidence of poverty and
unemployment. Nearly 40% population constitutes the SC and ST population
with low sex ratio of 874. The literacy rate of Lateri and Sironj tehsil
is 47.1% and 53.1% only. The sanstha proposes to air educational,
self-employment initiative, health education programmes for the population
in the area through the community radio by the active participation of the
community.

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3. Maharashtra, India: Community radio starts in Maharashtra
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:31 am ((PST))

Community radio starts in Maharashtra
Indiantelevision.com - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that
Community Radio has been flagged off in Mhaswad, Satara district in
Maharashtra. ...

<http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k9/jan/jan212.php>

(27 January 2009 4:30 pm)


MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that
Community Radio has been flagged off in Mhaswad, Satara district in
Maharashtra. The Mannvikas Samajik Sanstha (MVSS) Community Radio station
started beaming programmes from 26 January, Republic Day. The organisaton
backing the community radio effort focuses on empowering rural women.

The MVSS station, named Mann Deshi Tarang, will carry radio shows covering
education, information and entertainment.

Says the organisation's project document: "Mann Deshi Tarang aims to
educate and inform the people of this remote area of the issues that
concern them, such as health, financial literacy, and market prices."

While launching the station, the ministry said, "The Community Radio
station established at Mhaswad in Maharashtra will serve to establish an
agriculture related knowledge ICT network and knowledge delivery mechanism
through community radio as an effective tool. It will help in capacity
building of the community-based organisations in the use of audio tool
like community radio as a means for social and economic empowerment in
addition to laying special emphasis on the themes that support the poor
and marginalised members of the local community in improving social
conditions and quality of their cultural life."

Earlier on 20 June 2008, The MIB had signed a Grant of Permission
Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating the Community Radio
station with MVSS.

Experimental transmission from the station operating at 90.4 MHz FM
commenced from 16 December 2008.

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4. Community radio - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:38 am ((PST))

Community radio - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_radio

Contents
* 1 Vision, philosophy, and status
o 1.1 Conceptions of community in the literature
o 1.2 Models of community radio
o 1.3 Growth in the area
* 2 Examples by geographic area
o 2.1 Australia
o 2.2 Bolivia
o 2.3 Canada
o 2.4 Ecuador
o 2.5 Hungary
o 2.6 India
o 2.7 Ireland
o 2.8 Japan
o 2.9 Jordan
o 2.10 Philippines
o 2.11 South Africa
o 2.12 South Korea
o 2.13 Sweden
o 2.14 Thailand
o 2.15 United Kingdom
o 2.16 United States
* 3 See also
* 4 References
* 5 External links
o 5.1 National community radio federations

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5. Who Invented Radio?
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:52 am ((PST))

Who Invented Radio?
Historical accounts of discovery and invention sometimes sidestep the
truth. The development of radio provides a case in point.
http://www.ccrane.com/library/who-invented-radio.aspx

— Who Invented Radio? —
With his newly created Tesla coils, the inventor soon discovered that he
could transmit and receive powerful radio signals when they were tuned to
resonate at the same frequency. When a coil is tuned to a signal of a
particular frequency, it literally magnifies the incoming electrical
energy through resonant action. By early 1895, Tesla was ready to transmit
a signal 50 miles to West Point, New York... But in that same year,
disaster struck. A building fire consumed Tesla's lab, destroying his
work.
http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_whoradio.html

Who Invented Radio?
Radio was not invented by any single person, but instead was a culmination
of several scientists' research, each of whom pioneered a different area
of electromagnetic radiation and radio waves during the late 1800s and
early 1900s. Among these men are well known researchers such as Heinrich
Rudolf Hertz, James Clerk Maxwell, David E. Hughes, Thomas Edison, and
Nikola Tesla.
http://www.tech-faq.com/who-invented-radio.shtml

Who invented radio?
The answer lies in how you define "radio" or "wireless." It has something
to do with whether you prefer an elite or populist view of historical
causation.
http://www.davidsarnoff.org/rcatechradio.html

Just Who Invented Radio
And
Which Was The First Station?
If you ask most people who invented Radio, the name Marconi comes to mind.
Usually KDKA Pittsburgh is the response when you ask about the first Radio
station. But are these really Radio's firsts? In the interest of curiosity
and good journalism, we set out to determine if these were in fact Radio's
firsts.
http://www.qsl.net/n7jy/radiohst.html

Invention of radio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article covers the main arguments about who had what part in the
early development of radio.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_radio

History of radio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_radio


List of oldest radio stations
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title of Oldest Radio Station is disputed by several in Europe (UK and
Germany), and in the United States and Canada.
Several potential contenders for the title of "Oldest radio station" are
listed below, organized by sign-on date:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_world%27s_oldest_radio_station


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6. Radio project--Media for Africa Women's Rights / Medias pour les Dro
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:58 pm ((PST))

Radio project--Media for Africa Women's Rights

http://www.allbusiness.com/africa/4497591-1.html

[excerpt]

FEMNET is collaborating with FAHAMU (Networks for Social Justice) to carry
out the Media for Women's Rights (MEWOR) Project to be implemented in 2
pilot regions of Africa--Eastern and Western Africa. The project aims to
develop a series of radio programmes to create widespread awareness on the
Africa.

Union Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the
Rights of Women in Africa. The Protocol has been recognised as a
continental legal framework for the protection of women's rights in
Africa. The campaign for its ratification and domestication is spearheaded
by a coalition of more than twenty organisations known as Solidarity for
African Women's Rights (SOAWR) Coalition, in which FEMNET and FAHAMU are
members. So far, the Protocol has been ratified in about 19 African
countries and there is urgent need to encourage and mobilise the remaining
34 countries to not only ratify but also domesticate the Protocol.

Through this 3-year MEWOR project, FEMNET and FAHAMU propose to use
communication as a key strategy, by developing two types of radio
programmes. Firstly, a series of radio drama programmes, which will target
local communities through community radio stations as well as cartoon
strips targeting younger audiences will be developed. Secondly, a series
of current affairs radio programmes will be produced, which will target a
separate audience of policy makers and opinion leaders and will be
available for download from the Internet and shall be broadcast on radio
stations.

A regional consultative and planning meeting will be held in May 2007. The
meeting will bring together media professionals in both community radio
and select media houses as key partners for the project. The key objective
is to forge a partnership, common understanding and commitment to the
project goals.

FEMNET est en train de collaborer avec FAHAMU (Reseaux de Justice Sociale)
afin de mener un projet des Medias pour les Droits de la Femme en Afrique
(MEWOR) qui doit etre execute dans deux regions pilotes de
l'Afrique--Afrique Orientale et Afrique Occidentale. Le projet vise a
elaborer une serie de programmes radio en vue de creer une large prise de
conscience sur le Protocole a la Charte Africaine des Droits Humains et
des Peuples relatif au Droits de la Femme en Afrique de l'Union Africaine.
Le Protocole a ete reconnu comme un cadre juridique continental pour la
protection des droits de la femme en Afrique. La campagne pour sa
ratification et son appropriation est supervisee par une coalition de plus
de vingt organisations connue sous le nom de Mouvement de Solidarite pour
les Droits de la Femme en Afrique-Solidarity for African Women's Rights
(SOAWR), coalition dont FEMNET et FAHAMU sont membres. A present, le
Protocole a ete ratifie dans a peu pres 19 pays africains et il est
necessaire d'encourager et de mobiliser d'urgence les 34 pays qui restent
non seulement a ratifier mais aussi a s'approprier le Protocole.

A travers ce projet MEWOR de 3 ans, FEMNET et FAHAMU proposent
l'utilisation de la communication comme une strategie cle, en elaborant
deux types de programmes radio, une serie de programmes de theatre
radiophonique, qui vont cibler les communautes locales a travers les
stations radio communautaires de meme que les bandes de dessins animes
visant les audiences plus jeunes seront elaborees. Deuxiemement, une serie
de programmes sur les affaires courantes sera produite, laquelle va cibler
une audience distincte composee de responsables des politiques et de
leaders de l'opinion et ils seront disponibles pour telechargement sur
Internet et seront diffuses sur les stations radio.

Une reunion regionale de concertation et de planification se tiendra en
mai 2007. La reunion va regrouper les professionnels des medias tant de la
radio communautaire que des institutions mediatiques selectionnees en tant
que partenaires cles pour le projet. L'objectif cle est de forger un
partenariat, une comprehension commune et un engagement pour les objectifs
du projet.


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7. Bangkok, Thailand: Five 'rogue' radio stations face closure
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:48 pm ((PST))

Five 'rogue' radio stations face closure
Nation Multimedia - Bangkok, Thailand

By The Nation


<http://nationmultimedia.com/2009/01/29/politics/politics_30094478.php>

By The Nation
Published on January 29, 2009


PM's Office Minister Satit Wongnongtaey yesterday instructed officials to
consider taking legal action against five community radio stations
allegedly violating laws, human rights' principles and being used as
political tools to instigate unrest.

Satit said he received many complaints so he decided to meet with the
Public Relations Department's broadcasting sub-committee to consider
action against at least five community radio stations in Chiang Mai,
Lamphun, Udon Thani, plus the Taxi Lovers Club station in Bangkok.

"If we let them continue to instigate unrest, the country will not be in
peace. We must draw up moves to take action. There will not be
discrimination [against rivals]," he said.

Asked if the stations would be closed down, Satit said the sub-committee
would decide what action to take within the rele-vant laws and rules.

"Some stations use very aggressive language. The sub-committee must take
quick action against them," he said.

Satit dismissed fear that supporters of the radio stations would oppose
such action. He said no one was above the law.

He said local radio stations across the country would be restructured in
April. But the plan to crack down on "rogue" community stations had
nothing to do with a planned major rally by red-shirt protesters on
Saturday.

He said the government would under-take the restructuring without
discrimina-tion or political bias.

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