Friday, 13 February 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2567

There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1a. Re: Chennai,India: Growth of community radio on the upswing
From: CPrize Foundation

2. Declaration on community media adopted by the Council of Europe
From: Salvatore Scifo

3. China to introduce journalist "black list"
From: George Lessard

4. 2009 Radio Voices Without Frontiers/Radio Voix sans Frontières 20
From: George Lessard

5. Photographers Rights And The Law In The UK
From: George Lessard

1a. Re: Chennai,India: Growth of community radio on the upswing
Posted by: "CPrize Foundation" top_manager
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:08 am ((PST))

Can one ask why the objectives of 4000 new stations only managed 41? Who denied the many who would have liked radio stations from fulfilling their dreams? Was the number 4000 a massive overprojection by bureaucrats? Or was someone else involved with creating hurdles over which almost no one managed to leap?

Growth of community radio on the upswing
Hindu - Chennai,India

Chennai (PTI): The growth of community radio in the country is on the
upswing and number of functional Community Radio Stations (CRS) has grown
from 27 last year to 41 today, with 38 of them located in educational
institutions, a top official of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry

'The Ministry has issued letters of intent to about 129 institutions for
setting up CRS. This includes 70 educational institutions, 31 NGOs and
nine state agricultural universities among others," Esther Kar,Additional
Director General, Press Information Bureau (PIB), said in her inaugural
address at the Second Capacity Building Workshop on Community Radio here
on Tuesday.

Out of these, 21 institutions have received their Standing Advisory
Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation (SACFA) clearance and eight have
signed the Grant of Permission Agreement, she said. As a word of wisdom
for those running CRS, she said frequency was a national and "currently
somewhat limited resource" and urged them to use it "optimally."

Terming broadcast as a "hungry monster" which called for "constant, rich,
relevant and meaningful feed," she said operators can tie-up with
like-minded organaisations in the same area if they could not generate the
content by themselves.

<http://www.hindu. com/thehindu/ holnus/004200902 101736.htm>

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2. Declaration on community media adopted by the Council of Europe
Posted by: "Salvatore Scifo" salvatorescifo
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:08 am ((PST))

----Apologies for cross-posting---

Dear list members,

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted on 11
February 2009 the Declaration on the role of community media (CM) in
promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue, you will find the
text in English and French attached.

The Community Media Forum Europe (<_>_) has been
working as an observer with the Group of Specialists on Media Diversity
(MC-S-MD) of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication
Services (CDMC) of the Council of Europe since December 2007 and
contributed actively to the drafting of this Declaration, cooperating
closely with AMARC Europe.

/We are pleased to see the positive results of this work and are
convinced that the declaration can support the further development of CM
across Europe. This declaration surely helps strengthening the position
of CM in national regulatory and legislation processes, e.g. concerning
financial support and access to communication infrastructures. It also
strengthens the presence of CM on European policy level.
Please help distribute the document to CM and CM-federations in your
countries! The Council of Europe and the Ministers of Culture of the 47
member states need and deserve attention for this positive outcome.
Please inform CMFE on publications, either on websites (links) or in
newsletters, so we can then inform the Council of Europe.

For questions, don't hesitate to contact CMFE via one of the contact
persons below.

Kind regards,

Pieter de Wit,
President CMFE
+ 31 24 3550559 mobile: + 31 6 34150581
mailto: _cmfepdw@me.com_ <_http://www.cmfe.eu_>

Nadia Bellardi
Vice-president CMFE
+ 41 44 5672 411
mailto: PR LoRa <_pr@lora.ch_>

CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) is a network of policy experts,
organisations and federations, which aim to support the role of Community
Media in Europe

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3. China to introduce journalist "black list"
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:24 am ((PST))

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [ZESTMedia] China to introduce journalist "black list"
From: "Siddhartha Kumar" <>
Date: Fri, February 13, 2009 06:13

China to introduce journalist "black list"
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:13pm IST

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's news censors will create a new "black
list" to force out reporters found breaking rules, an official news
agency said on Friday, adding to the wary government's tools for media

Li Dongdong, a deputy chief of the General Administration of Press and
Publication, told officials that proposed strengthened regulations for
Chinese journalists would include a "full database of people who
engage in unhealthy professional conduct", the China News Service

"People entered into the transgressor list will be excluded from
engaging in news reporting and editing work," the report said, citing

She said stricter controls being drafted by the agency were needed to
"resolutely halt fake news".

But a critic said the ruling Communist Party's real target was
probably combative reporters and editors who buck its propaganda

"A database for this kind of thing would be a new thing," said Li
Datong, a former editor at the official China Youth Daily who was
shunted out of his job for criticising censorship.

"This fighting fake news is a cloak. You can call all sorts of news
fake," he said. "There really is a problem with fake reporting and
reporters, but there are already plenty of ways to deal with that."

Chinese media are state-controlled. But many of the nation's thousands
of newspapers and magazines are seeking to survive in a brutally
competitive market, and some seek to attract readers with exposes of
corruption and official misdeeds.

There have also been many reports of journalists, real and bogus,
seeking bribes from companies not to report bad news, such as coal
mine disasters.

China already has plenty of rules and officials controlling the flow
of news and the Communist Party's Propaganda Department minutely
manages what newspapers and other media do and do not report.


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4. 2009 Radio Voices Without Frontiers/Radio Voix sans Frontières 20
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:31 am ((PST))

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [Asiapacific-general] 2009 Radio Voices Without Frontiers/Radio
Voix sans Frontières 2009/Radio Voces Sin Fronteras 2009
From: "Marcelo Solervicens" <>
Date: Thu, February 12, 2009 16:29
To: "Secretariat" <>

La version en français suit ....
La versión en español sigue ....

Dear all,

The 2009 Radio Voices Without Frontiers is coming soon!

It's time to prepare the programs for this year's 21st March International
Day against Discrimination International campaign.
March 13, 2009 will be the last day to submit the programs.
Radio members and the regional coordinators can send the audios by Send it
global ( ) (to the email: ) more information in "Submit a program" section

For all the details please visit

If you have any question, please contact-me

Hope having your news Soon!

Bonjour a toutes et a tous,

L'édition 2009 de Radio Voix sans Frontières c'est pour bientôt!

Il est temps de préparer vos émissions pour le 21 mars, journée
internationale pour l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination.

La date limite pour soumettre vos émission c'est le 13 mars 2009.

Les radio membres et les coordonnateurs régionaux peuvent envoyer leurs
enregistrement via Send It global ( (à
l'adresse )plus d'informations dans la section «
soumettre un programme »

Pour tous les détails visitez

Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas de me contacter.

Au plaisir d'avoir de vous nouvelles bientôt!

Hola todas y a todos,

La edicion 2009 de Radio Voces Sin Fronteras es pronto!

Es el momento de preparar sus programas para el 21 de marzo, día
internacional para la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación.

El último plazo para someter emisiones será el 13 de marzo de 2009.

Las radios miembros y los coordinadores regionales pueden enviar los
programa con Send It Global ( (al ) más información en la página "como
presentar RVSF":

Todos los detalles en

Por favor si tienen alguna pregunta no duden en contactarme.

Será un placer tener sus noticias!

Ricardo Costa

Asiapacific-general mailing list

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5. Photographers Rights And The Law In The UK
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:50 am ((PST))

Photographers Rights And The Law In The UK - A brief guide for street

Know your rights when you're out with your camera.

Despite the law being clear on a citizen's rights to freely take pictures
in public places (with a few restrictions) there is growing evidence of
the police, police community support officers (PCSOs), security guards and
general jobsworths failing to respect the rights of photographers going
about their lawful business.

Street shots
If you're on a public right of way - such as a public pavement, footpath
or public highway - you're free to take photographs for personal and
commercial use so long as you're not causing an obstruction to other users
or falling foul of anti-Terrorism laws or even the Official Secrets Act
(frankly, this one is unlikely).

Property owners have no right to stop people taking photos of their
buildings, so long as the photographer is standing in a public place (e.g.
the road outside).

However, if you're standing on private property and the landowner/occupier
objects, then they have every right to request that you stop immediately
and ask you to leave if you refuse.

Shopping Centres
Most shopping centres and malls stand on private land with many gaining a
notorious reputation for speedily dispatching stroppy security guards
demanding that you stop taking photos.

The irony that they're already busy filming you from every angle via a
flotilla of CCTV cameras is generally lost on them.

Deleting images
Security guards do not have stop and search powers or the right to seize
your equipment or delete images or confiscate film under any

For more info on photographers rights, please visit:

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