Tuesday, 19 May 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2632

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Award-winning Liberian Radio Gbarnga offers training
From: George Lessard

2. Thailand and Laos panel to resolve rows over broadcasts by community
From: George Lessard

3. Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm Nominated for Top Broadcast Awar ds ...
From: George Lessard


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1. Award-winning Liberian Radio Gbarnga offers training
Posted by: "George Lessard" mediamentor@gmail.com themediamentor
Date: Mon May 18, 2009 6:27 pm ((PDT))

Award-winning Liberian radio station offers training
Media Helping Media - London,England,UK
Radio Gbarnga was selected from a pool of 54 community radio stations
currently operating nationwide in Liberia. As part of the award winning by
Radio ...
<http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/content/view/383/2/>

"...The Press Union of Liberia (PUL), which is the biggest journalist
umbrella organization in
Liberia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search/Liberia>,
recently voted Radio Gbarnga the best community radio station in the country
for 2008/2009.

During the award presentation, PUL said Radio Gbarnga merited the honor
because the institution has over the years proven to be guided by high
ethical standards in the dissemination of news and information to the rural
population despite enormous challenges.

The PUL stressed that the selection process was carefully carried out,
employing the expertise of experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds
in order to achieve its objectives to reach and represent the whole
audience.

Radio Gbarnga was selected from a pool of 54 community radio stations
currently operating nationwide in Liberia. ..."

"...In 2007 the training unit of Radio Gbarnga assisted in the establishment
of three smaller community radio stations in central Liberia through the
provision of training for one week each that covered all aspects of
community radio management.

The dream of this station is to reform its training unit to a regional
training center in north central Liberia to provide more training
opportunities for rural journalists in Liberia.

Note: Radio Gbarnga is seeking training help and guidance so that it can
build the capacity of its training centre and take that training nationwide.
If any organisations can help, please use the contact us
form<http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/component/option,com_contact/Itemid,112/>at
the foot of any page on this site...."


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2. Thailand and Laos panel to resolve rows over broadcasts by community
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 19, 2009 6:28 am ((PDT))

COMMUNICATIONS
Panel to resolve telecom rows

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/telecom/16953/panel-to-resolve-telecom-rows

[excerpt]

By: KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA
Published: 19/05/2009 at 12:00 AM
Newspaper section: Business

Thailand and Laos have formed a working panel aimed at managing wireless
telecommunication connections along their common border and at academic
co-operation.

The panel also aimed to resolve problems of interference in cellular
communications and radio broadcasts by community radio in border areas,
said Tassaporn Kate-atisorn, the vice-secretary of the National
Telecommunications Commission.

[...]

The working group would first meet at the government agency level, then
other co-operation would follow, he said.

He admitted that it was impossible to block radio signals crossing the
border because there were many radio stations.

Gen Choochart Promprasit, the NTC chairman, said frequency usage in border
areas posed problems because of signal strength. Meetings could lessen the
problem and allow radio stations to work with each other, he said.


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3. Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm Nominated for Top Broadcast Awar ds ...
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Tue May 19, 2009 6:32 am ((PDT))

Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm Nominated for Top Broadcast Awards ...
By Community Media Association

[excerpt]

Belfast's Irish language community radio station Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm
http://www.raidiofailte.com/
is celebrating after being shortlisted for awards in two separate
categories in the annual national Irish Language Media Awards organised
by an Oireachtas 2009.

The cutting-edge current affairs show "Na Ghiollaí Deacra" presented on
Raidió Fáilte by Ciarán Dunbar, Frank (Rua) Mac Cionnaith and Tómaí Ó
Conghaile has been nominated in the category of "Best Radio Show of the
Year". The one hour programme broadcast at 7-00 pm on Friday nights on
Belfast's small community Irish language station Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm
is in competition in the category with programmes from major stations
including national state funded broadcasters RTE, Raidió na Gaeltachta
and BBC.

In addition the head of Raidió Fáilte's News and Current Affairs
department Eoghan Ó Néill has been shortlisted in the category "Radio
Person of the Year". Eoghan presents the Morning News show at 8-00 am
and the Lunch Time Current Affairs show at 12-00 pm on Raidió Fáilte.
Eoghan has been nominated in two other categories including the Overall
Achievement Media Award – "Buaic-Ghradam Cumarsáide".

<http://www.commedia.org.uk/2009/05/18/raidio-failte-award/>


See also:
Fáilte go dtí Raidió Fáilte!
http://www.raidiofailte.com/

Welcome to Raidió Fáilte, the Irish language radio station. As well as our
Irish classes, Raidió Fáilte has a huge variety of Irish music online and
music of every genre: traditional Irish music, Irish folk music, Celtic
music, traditional Scottish music, new and old folk music - as well as
traditional music you can also listen to world folk music, contemporary,
blues, Latin American music, and even a bit of Elvis! Check out our daily
schedule (sceideal tab, top of page) and see if you can find something you
like.

Chomh maith le ranganna Gaeilge, craolann Raidió Fáilte ceoil de gach
chineáil - ceol tráidisiúnta, ceol Cheilteach, srl. Amharc ar sceideal.
Brú an cnaipe 'sceideal' ag barr an leathanach le teacht ar an rogha
cheoil is fearr leat.

Those who are learning Irish (or who want to learn to speak Irish) and who
missed out on our Irish classes, will have another opportunity to get to
grips with learning Irish online. The Irish language is now more
accessible than ever, and our Irish classes are a great place to start
learning to speak Irish. The new classes begin on Monday the 18th of May,
see below for details...


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