Wednesday, 6 May 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2622

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. MENA Radio Jobs Postings at NCRA.CA
From: George Lessard

2. MENA US: 34th Annual Community Radio Conference - Downloads of Works
From: George Lessard

3. MENA Covering swine flu from The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP)
From: George Lessard

4. Survey on US Community Radio
From: George Lessard

5. US JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Prometheus Radio Project Hiring New Development
From: George Lessard

6. Kentucky, US: Appalshop's WMMT-FM Seeks General Manager
From: George Lessard

7. El Salvador's Journalists Urge New Government to Democratize
From: George Lessard

8. Fredericton, NB, Canada: JOB - VoicePrint PROGRAM-VOLUNTEER COORDINA
From: George Lessard

9. Soul Beat Extra: Community Radio - May 6 2009
From: George Lessard


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1. MENA Radio Jobs Postings at NCRA.CA
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 5, 2009 10:00 am ((PDT))

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [ncralist] Jobs Postings at NCRA.CA
From: "ncra/anrec" <magnus@ncra.ca>
Date: Wed, April 15, 2009 05:46
To: ncralist@ncra.ca
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The following jobs openings have been posted at
http://www.ncra.ca.

PROGRAM-VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
VoicePrint
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Closing Date: 17 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82848

Posted: 4 April, 2009


FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR
Vancouver Cooperative Radio CFRO 102.7 FM
Location: Vancouver, BC
Closing Date: 17 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82897

Posted: 6 April, 2009


FUNDING DRIVE AND SPECIAL EVENT COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82789

Posted: 1 April, 2009

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82790

Posted: 1 April, 2009


NEWS AND SPOKEN WORD COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82791

Posted: 1 April, 2009


MULTICULTURAL COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82792

Posted: 1 April, 2009


LIBRARIAN - RELOCATION COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82793

Posted: 1 April, 2009


PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82794

Posted: 1 April, 2009


SUMMER PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR
CJSW Radio
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 27 April, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:
http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=82795

Posted: 1 April, 2009


View and post openings at http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/

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2. MENA US: 34th Annual Community Radio Conference - Downloads of Works
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 5, 2009 10:00 am ((PDT))

The 34th Annual Community Radio Conference took place April 1 through
April 4, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Select conference material is now
available for download.

Keynote Address
http://www.nfcb.org/conference/post_communityradioconference.jsp

Workshops, Panels, and Pre-Conference Intensives
http://www.nfcb.org/conference/postconference_workshops.jsp

via
http://www.nfcb.org/index.jsp


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3. MENA Covering swine flu from The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP)
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 5, 2009 10:00 am ((PDT))

Covering swine flu
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
Though the deaths in the latest international health crisis are so far
confined to Mexico, assignment desks across Canada have been waiting for
the Next Big One - are they ready? Covering Health Crises is a portal for
reporters to exchange questions and advice, starting with resources and
links to help make sense of the potential pandemic and learn from the
experience of SARS.

http://jsource.ca/english_new/category.php?catid=274

[excerpts]

Social media on swine flu
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Heather McCall
Poynter looks at how Wikipedia, Twitter and others are handling the story,
and provides links to two additional online resources at Mashable.com and
CNET. Comments»
Social media on swine flu
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Heather McCall
Poynter looks at how Wikipedia, Twitter and others are handling the story,
and provides links to two additional online resources at Mashable.com and
CNET. Comments»
Spreading the news: observations and advice on reporting on swine flu
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Candace Gibson
This is the first real test of the both the media and many of the pandemic
plans put into place by hospitals, public health agencies and local,
provincial and federal levels of government since the SARS epidemic played
out in Toronto in 2003. From my vantage point as an interested scientist
and science journalist, both sides seem to be doing a much better job of
communication and a more balanced job of reporting on the potential risks
this time around...

More»
A fierce outbreak of swine flu coverage
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Heather McCall
In this Washington Post piece, Howard Kurtz recaps big media's coverage of
the swine flu so far and weighs the pros and cons of the hype. Comments»
Was SARS coverage hyped or on target?
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Ivor Shapiro
A 2003 American Journalism Review article about coverage of SARS digs into
the debates that raged at that time. The issues remain relevant today as
coverage of the swine flu continues. From the AJR:

"Caution is the watchword for journalists involved in frontline reporting
on the mysterious, highly contagious disease. Some editors are
discouraging in-person interviews and implementing other health
precautions to reduce the risks. Meanwhile, a debate swirls: Has the
coverage been hyped or on target?" Comments»
BBC's "risk guidance checklist" helps ensure balanced reporting
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Ivor Shapiro
The BBC offers a "risk guidance checklist" for reporters seeking to
balance their coverage of health scares.

There's also useful commentary by the BBC staffer Roger Harrabin in "Risky
Business" British Journalism Review (15/1), March 15, 2004, p28-33.

(For those without library access or personal subscriptions, the article
may be purchased at Sage Publications.) Comments»
Science Media Center's backgrounder and FAQ for journos
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
The Science Media Centre in London and its counterpart in New Zealand have
put together a backgrounder for journalists on swine flu as well as an FAQ
for reporters and a round-up of expert responses.

The backgrounder includes the basics about the flu as well as a good
series of links to other resources options, including the American
Veterinary Medical Association. Comments»
Some data resources for swine flu coverage
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Fred Vallance-Jones
There are some excellent statistical resources available to those working
on swine flu stories... More»
AHCJ resources and tipsheet
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
The U.S.-based Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) has put
together a tip sheet called "Resources for covering swine flu, pandemics
and preparedness." Some of the resources... More»
TV, health and the fear factor
April 28, 2009 - Posted by Ivor Shapiro
Back in 2003, John Doyle, The Globe and Mail's TV columnist, pointed out
that both officials and the press underestimated TV's power to foster fear
rather than provide perspective. And it's not just photos of people in
masks that do it:

"Scenes of officials sitting at a table and talking in vague terms are
precisely what works on TV to generate fear.... For television to be used
to calm fears and present an image of a situation under control, the
clichés of medical shows must be harnessed -- an empathetic authority
figure who is in charge of the SARS crisis should have been put front and
centre on TV to speak in terms that mean something to everybody. Instead,
for weeks, a gaggle of people with vague titles talked about 'probable and
suspected cases' and merely made the world scared of SARS in general and
Toronto in particular." ("SARS coverage fuels fear instead of calming it,
" The Globe & Mail, April 28, 2003.)

Words worth remembering as swine-flu fever builds.

Comments» (1)
Should reader comments be moderated more in public health stories?
April 27, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
CBC has compiled data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and
Prevention into a "Swine flu: FAQ" page for readers. The page includes
answers to questions including, "Can humans catch swine flu?" and "Can
people catch swine flu from eating pork?" As with all stories online, the
public immediately began to weigh in on the information provided. For
example... More»
From Poynter: Covering the swine flu "emergency"
April 26, 2009 - Posted by Ivor Shapiro
With the first Canadian swine-flu cases now confirmed and a public health
emergency declared in the United States, the Poynter institute offers
useful background resources for reporters.
Comments»
Media criticized for health-coverage priorities
April 22, 2008 - Posted by Deborah Jones
"Canadian media give inordinate coverage to health care issues and largely
ignore the 'non-medical' determinants of health ... This coverage is at
odds with our research which shows that Canadians see homelessness as an
urgent social and health issue," writes Dr. Jim Frankish in the online
journal The Tyee.

(Frankish is an academic at the University of B.C. who chairs the Impact
on Communities Coalition, is a senior scholar at the Michael Smith
Foundation for Health Research, and professor & director at the Centre for
Population Health Promotion Research, College for Interdisciplinary
Studies, and Department of Healthcare & Epidemiology.) Comments»
Too good to be true? Helping journalists assess scientific claims
April 4, 2008 - Posted by Candace Gibson

New breakthroughs, radical treatment options, the costs and benefits of a
new piece of technology: all of these events fall on the desks of daily
news reporters in all markets and regardless of their beat or
specialization. With that in mind, the American Medical Writers
Association journal published guidelines in 1999 to help journalists who
don't have a background in science to better navigate a health science
story.

Guyatt, G. et al. (1999) A journalist's guide to writing health stories.
AMWA Journal. 14(1):32-42.
More»


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J-Source and ProjetJ will always be works in progress. Your comments,
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4. Survey on US Community Radio
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Tue May 5, 2009 12:35 pm ((PDT))

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Andalusia Knoll <andalusia@prometheusradio.org>
Date: 2009/5/5
Subject: [Stubblefield] Survey on Community Radio
To: GRC list <grc@maillist.peak.org>, Stubblefield <
stubblefield@lists.prometheusradio.org>


Hello,
A Graduate Student from the Media, Art and Text program at Virginia
Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA is focusing her research on the
re-examination of radio in the digital age with a specific focus on
nonprofit local radio asked me to pass this survey on. There are only 4
questions in the survey. If you have a minute please fill it out. Here at
Prometheus we are a hub of information about LPFM stations but there is
still so much we don't know and dont have time to find out. Therefore, it's
great when there are academics who do have time and are interested in
researching community radio, it's impact etc.
Thanks,
Andalusia

This LPFM, College & Community Radio Survey is intended for active
participants in local radio and is part of my graduate research in the
Media, Art and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University. This will
be the first step in a plan to study nonprofit local radio over the next two
years with the goal of promoting greater support for, and participation in
grassroots non-commercial community radio broadcasting in America.

Here is the link for LPFM & Community Radio Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=rNpSsg96Apz2QbEXavn_2bQw_3d_3d


--
Andalusia Knoll
Station Support Organizer
(215) 727-9620 x 506
andalusia@prometheusradio.org

Prometheus Radio Project
www.prometheusradio.org

"Radio is one sided when it should be two. It is purely an apparatus for
distribution, for mere sharing out. So here is a positive suggestion:
change this apparatus over from distribution to communication. The radio
would be the finest possible communication apparatus in public life, a vast
network of pipes. That is to say, it would be if it knew how to receive as
well as transmit, how to let the listener speak as well as hear, how to
bring someone into a relationship instead of isolating them." Bertolt
Brecht
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5. US JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Prometheus Radio Project Hiring New Development
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Tue May 5, 2009 12:39 pm ((PDT))

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anthony Mazza <anthony@prometheusradio.org>
Date: 2009/5/5
Subject: [Stubblefield] JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Prometheus Radio Project Hiring
New Development Coordinator
To: Stubblefield <stubblefield@lists.prometheusradio.org>


ANNOUNCEMENT: Prometheus Radio project is extending the deadline to apply

for the Development Coordinator position through Friday, May 15th !

People with grassroots and especially station fundraising experience are
*strongly* encouraged to apply! The new deadline, and how to apply are in
the paragraph below:

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and up to three relevant work
samples to jobs@prometheusradio. org, and include "Development
Coordinator" in the subject line. The NEW application deadline is May
15st, 2009 at 6PM EST. First round interviews will be scheduled for the
week of May 25 - 29. We will continue to keep this call open until we feel
we have found the right person for the position.

More details are below, or check out our posting on the Idealist website:

http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/333072-268/c

ps- apologies for multiple postings!

Nan Rubin wrote:

> Position Available at Prometheus Radio Project.
>
> * * * * * * *
> Nan Rubin
> Community Media Services
> 4700 Broadway # 2J
> NYC NY 10040 USA
> 212-569-3391
>
> "The first hurdle is the people who
> will not accept the change that's already
> happened." -- Joss Whedon
>
> * * * * *
> JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
> Prometheus Radio Project Hiring New Development Coordinator
>
> The Prometheus Radio Project is looking for an experienced Development
> Coordinator to join our staff!
>
> The Prometheus Radio Project is a grassroots organization that works to
> expand and protect community radio stations, and to promote a more
> democratic and accountable media in the United States and around the world.
> From Black Panther-led community centers in Tanzania to farmworker groups in
> Oregon, we help community groups build their own radio stations as tools for
> their vital social justice organizing.
>
> Every day, we advocate for these groups and their stations, help them
> organize with allies near and far for their rights, and work with them to
> keep their stations thriving and t o help leaders teach new radio pioneers
> the skills needed to own your own media.
>
> We help community groups navigate the Federal Communications Commission
> (FCC) and the radio licensing process, and we provide technical assistance
> to groups building radio stations. We also advocate in Congress and at the
> FCC to protect community radio, and actively participate in the broader
> campaign for a better media. We are tireless in our fight to make community
> radio stations and other appropriate technologies available to every
> neighborhood, every city, every town that needs them.
>
> Position Description
>
> Prometheus is now accepting applications for our Development Coordinator
> position. This individual will be responsible for coordinating Prometheus'
> donor program and grant-related work, and working closely with staff to grow
> a fundraising culture within the organization and better integrate
> fundraising into Prometheus' program activities. The Development Coordinator
> will supervise 1-2 development personnel and volunteers, and will also
> support the Administrative Director in developing Prometheus' annual budget.
>
> We are seeking a candidate who has experience in coordinating a diversified
> fundraising program and who has a background in social and economic justice.
> In addition, the Prometheus office is a collective working environment with
> a consensus based decision-making structure. Candidates for this position
> should be prepared to20take on responsibilities related to collective
> processes- including shared day-to-day office maintenance tasks,
> collaborative event facilitation and group organization-building activities-
> and which extend beyond the job responsibilities outlined on the back.
>
> Job Responsibilities
>
> Foundation Work
> • Facilitate planning and strategy sessions and coordinating
> proposal-writing
> • Work with org to grow and maintain relationships with funders, and
> prospect for new grant opportunities
> • Maintain foundation files and track deadlines
> • Coordinate with staff to track grant-related program work and prepare
> reporting to funders
> • Report grant activities to staff and board
> Donor Work
> • Work with organization to develop and maintain a robust grassroots
> fundraising program and devise solicitation methods to support the program
> • Coordinate solicitations, follow-up tasks and other donor-related
> activities
> • Work with Prometheus and its supporters to develop new and innovative
> fundraising tactics
> • Strategize with staff to keep our donors regularly informed and engaged
> with PRP's work
>
> Desired Skills and Experience
>
> Essential
> • Strong written and oral communications skills
> • Web savvy
> • Well-organized and ability to be self-directed
> • Experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously
> • Ability to adapt to shifting time tables and strict deadlines
> • Familiarity with word processing software, database work, spreadsheet
> manipulation and electronic communications (i.e. e-mail, distribution lists,
> etc.)
> Preferred
> • Past involvement in shaping a fundraising plan and annual budget
> • Success in building a team to take on fundraising activities
> • History of acting as a liaison for an organization and building
> relationships with donors and funders
> • Experience with consensus decision-making
> • Experience working with a Board of Directors around fundraising
> • Graphic design skills (familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is a
> plus)
> • A valid drivers license
>
> Salary, Location and Application Info
> This is a full-time, salaried staff position. All Prometheus staff
> currently earn the same annual salary of $24,000 and receive full medical
> benefits. Our office is located in West Philadelphia, in the community
> center basement of the Calvary Methodist Church. Be ready to smell delicious
> cooking, hear the shouts of children learning martial arts, people singing
> gospel, or holding a self-help meeting.
>
> Prometheus Radio Project respects and values people of all backgrounds and
> considers applicants for positions without regard to race, color, sex,
> religion, creed, gender identity and expression, national origin, age,
> disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally
> protected status. Due to th e nature of work and the organization, this job
> is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we cannot currently consider
> telecommuters.
>
> Please be advised that we are in need of someone experienced in
> coordinating fundraising efforts and with a history of involvement in social
> and economic justice work. An invitation to interview with us will be
> extended primarily on this basis.
>
> To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and up to three relevant work
> samples to jobs@prometheusradio.org <mailto:jobs@prometheusradio.org>, and
> include "Development Coordinator" in the subject line. The application
> deadline is Friday, May 15th 2009 at 6PM EST. We will keep this call open
> until we feel we have found the right person for the position.
>
> --
> Andalusia Knoll
> Station Support Organizer
> (215) 727-9620 x 506
> andalusia@prometheusradio.org <mailto:andalusia@prometheusradio.org>
>
> Prometheus Radio Project
> www.prometheusradio.org <http://www.prometheusradio.org/>
>
> _______________________________________________
>


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6. Kentucky, US: Appalshop's WMMT-FM Seeks General Manager
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 5, 2009 5:53 pm ((PDT))


From: fenner@community-media.com

Hi George -- Barry and I were down here in 2000-2002 -- he was station
manager -- could you pass on the word? It's a great station ...

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From: <david@appalshop.org>
Date: Tue, May 5, 2009 at 3:14 PM
Subject: Appalshop Seeks General Manager for WMMT-FM
To: fenner@community-media.com

Dear Friend,

As you may be aware, Appalshop is seeking a General Manager for
WMMT-FM. The organization is looking to friends and colleagues like
you to assist us in circulating the job announcement to potential
candidates. A complete job description can be found at
http://ent.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=275198048&u=2987513

WMMT's General Manager will lead the station in planning and overall
direction -- preparing the annual plan and budget, supervising staff
and tracking budget. S/he will be the keeper and advocate of WMMT's
vision -- understanding both the guts and the soul of WMMT;
articulating and advocating the station's mission locally and
nationally; representing WMMT in state, regional, national discussions
(especially media policy and fundraising); and leading WMMT's
strategic planning and major policy decisions.

Appalshop is dedicated to the proposition that the world is
immeasurably enriched when local cultures garner the resources,
including new technologies, to tell their own stories and to listen to
the unique stories of others. The creative acts of listening and
telling are Appalshop's core competency.

Again, we encourage you to pass this announcement on to those you know
who may be interested in applying for the position of WMMT's General
Manager. Additional information is available at our website
http://www.appalshop.org/wmmt/node/713

Download the job description as a PDF
http://www.appalshop.org/wmmt/img/GMjob.pdf

David Fields
david@appalshop.org
http://www.appalshop.org/wmmt/
Tel: 606.633.0108
Our postal address is
91 Madison Ave
Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858
United States

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7. El Salvador's Journalists Urge New Government to Democratize
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed May 6, 2009 6:21 am ((PDT))

El Salvador's Journalists Urge New Government to Democratize ...
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas - Austin,TX,USA

El Salvador's Journalists Urge New Government to Democratize Communication

Several organizations and communication networks in El Salvador have
united as the "Movement for Democratic Communication" and called on the
incoming government, which takes power June 1, to reform policies on
information and communication in a way that supports the democratic
process.

According to the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
(AMARC), the Movement is demanding the passage of an access to information
law and other reforms.

The group presented a nine-point, public manifesto, "Freedom of Expression
for a Country,", which calls for government advertising to be distributed
among media in an equitable way, "that guarantees it doesn't serve to
reward or punish media."

The proposals include reforming the Telecommunications Law in a way that
ensures fairness in granting radio and TV licenses in the public, private,
and community sectors.

<http://knightcenter.utexas.edu/blog/?q=en/node/3915>


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8. Fredericton, NB, Canada: JOB - VoicePrint PROGRAM-VOLUNTEER COORDINA
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed May 6, 2009 6:22 am ((PDT))

PROGRAM-VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

VoicePrint

Location: Fredericton, NB

Closing Date: 15 May, 2009

You can view the complete posting at:

http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/dspJobPostingsDetail.cfm?ID=84072

Posted: 5 May, 2009

View and post openings at http://www.ncra.ca/business/JobPostings/

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9. Soul Beat Extra: Community Radio - May 6 2009
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Wed May 6, 2009 6:28 am ((PDT))

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Subject: Soul Beat Extra: Community Radio - May 6 2009
From: "The Soul Beat" <soulbeat@comminit.com>
Date: Wed, May 6, 2009 03:34
To: media@web.net
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Soul Beat Extra: Community Radio
May 6 2009


For people using community radio for social change...


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The Soul Beat Extra: Community Radio updates you on community radio
related programme experiences, awards, trainings, evaluations, research
results and resource materials recently placed on the Soul Beat Africa
website.

SB Extra: Community Radio complements The Soul Beat newsletter through a
specific focus on Community Radio.


SB Extra: Community Radio subscribers: 6788
Soul Beat Africa Portal User Sessions, past 12 months: 104,786

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For further information on Community Radio in Africa visit Soul Beat
Africa's Community Radio themesite -
http://www.comminit.com/en/africa/community-radio


If you know someone who would be interested in receiving this free
e-publication, please forward this edition to them. They can "subscribe"
by subscribing to The Soul Beat (through the registration process) and
indicating an interest in community radio. See
http://www.comminit.com/en/user/register/38


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1. Citizen Empowerment for Good Governance through Community Radios in
West Africa
This book, published by World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
Africa (AMARC Africa), is a compilation of reports that seek to increase
the social impact of community radio in West Africa. The book consists of
papers by 24 different contributors. The contributions provide
perspectives from a variety of West African countries related to the state
of community radio, national broadcasting landscapes, legislative
frameworks, good governance, and challenges and constraints in the
sector...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/288880/376


2. Financial Sustainability Model for Community Radio Stations in Southern
Africa
This document presents a financial sustainability model that has been
developed by The Southern Africa Institute for Media Entrepreneurship
Development (SAIMED) with the aim of assisting community radio stations in
Southern Africa to become financially sustainable from inception...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/189522/376


3. Heeding the Voiceless: A Guide to Use Oral Testimonies for Radio
Documentaries
This manual, published by Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), explains the
philosophy of the Oral Testimony (OT) and suggests a step-by-step approach
for community radio volunteers, and radio journalists in general, who may
want to use this format. According to the publishers, OT focuses on
"hidden" voices, contexts, and content. The hidden voices refer to the
masses in the country that do not have the opportunity to make their
voices heard at government level, or on public platforms...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/289386/376


4. Wontanara (We Are United) - Guinea
In an effort to help restore peace and address post-conflict issues,
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) has collaborated with Guinea's national
media institution, Raido Rurale Guinee, to produce and broadcast a radio
soap opera entitled Wontanara (We Are United). Wontanara, which was
initiated in 2007, was designed to address issues such as refugee flows
and ethnic tensions in a non-partisan and non-adversarial fashion...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/288566/376


5. Community Radio Start-Up Information Guide
This guide, published by Farm Radio International, is meant to be used as
a tool for those interested in starting a community radio station. It
provides a general overview of some of the steps that are involved in
starting up a community radio station and provides resources for further
information...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/289916/376


6. Community Media Sustainability: The Business of Changing Lives
Launched by Internews, this guide addresses the challenge of how to make
community media financially sustainable in countries around the world. It
covers topics such as incorporating new online platforms and using
alternative energy to power radio stations...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/287055/376


7. Community Media Index (CMI) - South Africa
In partnership with the National Community Radio Forum (NRF), the
Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC) developed the Community
Media Index (CMI), a participatory assessment and action planning tool
designed to be used by community media projects to enhance their ability
to reflect and grow...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/290185/376


8. Media Pluralism, Democratic Discourses and Political Accountability in
Africa
This document is part of the publication of papers for a conference on
"The Role of the News Media in the Governance Reform Agenda". Its purpose
is to describe the media landscape of the previous two decades on the
African continent...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/280886


9. Women in Post Conflict Situations (WIPCS) Radio Project - Rwanda,
Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
This is a project by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
that works to provide a platform, via radio, for women in post-conflict
Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to share their
stories of survival...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/290598/376


10. Urungano (Generation) - Rwanda
This is a youth radio programme, launched by Search for Common Grounds
(SFCG) in Rwanda in 2008, which is designed to give young people,
especially girls, a platform to explore and discuss issues such as rapid
urbanisation, street children, reconciliation, and underage marriage...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/290675/376


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VOTE IN THE COMMUNITY RADIO POLL:

Communities in Africa interact with their local community radio stations...

*Sufficiently: communities influence programming content in a meaningful way.

*Infrequently: communities don't generally engage with their local
community radio stations.

*Not at all: community radio stations struggle to feature the voices of
their specific communities.

*With difficulty: communities try to engage with their community radio
stations, but the stations won't hear them or feature their voices,
struggles, and opinions.

To vote and send comments go to
http://www.comminit.com/en/africa/community-radio and see the Top Right
side of the page.


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RECENTLY UPDATED SUMMARIES ON THE SOUL BEAT AFRICA WEBSITE:

Soul Beat Africa is not just seeking information on new projects, but we
also like to keep the existing project information on our website up to
date. If your project is featured on the Soul Beat Africa website, and if
you think it requires an update, please send information to
soulbeat@comminit.com We will then feature it in the next Soul Beat
Extra newsletter.


11. Radio Galkayo, Radio for Peace - Somalia
This is a radio station which seeks to promote ideas of peace, love,
labour, and development in Somalia. This station was started in 1993,
during the 1991 to 1996 civil war, when a group of young people, some
older members of the community, and a few intellectuals came together in
Galkayo to advance the idea of a radio station for peace...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/124450/376


12. Radio Okapi Network - Congo (DRC)
Launched in 2002, Radio Okapi is a project by the United Nations (UN) and
Foundation Hirondelle which works to promote the process of dialogue and
peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It includes nine
radio stations broadcasting in French and 4 other commonly spoken
languages in the Congo, with programmes devoted to themes such as health,
education, human rights, culture, and music...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/128825/376


13. Mundo Sem Segredos (World Without Secrets) - Mozambique
This was a children's radio programme in Mozambique that addressed
HIV/AIDS and children's rights issues. A collaboration between Media
Support Partnership (MSP), a British non-governmental organisation (NGO),
and Radio Mozambique, children participated in the programming and hosting
of the radio shows. The programme was designed to encourage open dialogue
between young people and other members of the community about HIV/AIDS and
to reduce the mystery and stigma surrounding the disease...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/129465/376


14. Facing Justice Radio Programme - Congo (DRC)
Launched in April 2008, Facing Justice is a radio programme, produced by
the Institute for War & Peace Reporting Netherlands (IWPR-NL), which seeks
to increase public awareness in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
about war crimes trials taking place at the International Criminal Court.
IWPR-NL partner, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), distributes the
programme via a network of more than 90 partner radio stations within the
country...
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/289202/376

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For more information on Community Radio, see:

Community Radio Theme Site
http://www.comminit.com/en/africa/community-radio/


See also:

Edutainment Theme Site
http://www.comminit.com/en/africa/edutainment.html


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