Thursday, 13 August 2009

[creative-radio] New book on 'Community Radio - Performance Assessment System (CR-PAS)

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Community Radio Performance Assessment System (CR-PAS)
by Raghu Mainali, Yadab Chapagain and Bikram Subba

Available online at

After 12 years of the establishment of community radios in Nepal,
community radio movement now is in its crossroads. Some radios are
moving on the way of politicization, some others towards
commercialization, some are NGOisation and some are on the way to real
community radio.

Because of the ambiguity in the classification of community radios and
emerging new trends within the Nepali radio movement, it is facing the
problem as to which radios to be provided support, which one to be given
priority and whose request to ignore. And community radios themself do
not have a roadmap where to go.

With a view to address this concern, the Community RadioSupport Centre
(CRSC) has developed a tool – Community Radio Performance Assessment
System (CR-PAS) manual in Nepal. The manual describes the tool and the
system of assessment.

Community Radio Support Centre (CRSC) Publications

The CRSC has over the years come up with topical books and manuals with
the objective of further consolidating community radio and their
performance with the support of Free Voice, the Netherlands. While some
have been rendered into the English language given their global
relevance, others are available in Nepali and have been listed below in
PDF format all for free downloading.

The strategy is aimed at producing books and reference materials for
community radio journalists, managers and leadership in the form code of
conduct, production manual which cover fundamental dynamic of community
radio and include strategic plan, organizational development,
sustainability, technical aspect and benchmarking of community radio

Further information at

Further information on the Community Radio Support Centre (CRSC) at

Contact Info

For more information on community radio, please contact:
Raghu Mainali
TEL : 977-1-4261991/4260248
FAX : 977-1-4261191
E-MAIL: or


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