Saturday, 14 February 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2568

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. International Journalists' Network now available in Russian
From: George Lessard

2. Petition Radiofabrik - Community Radio Salzburg
From: Salvatore Scifo

3. Internews Establishes Emergency Media Fund for Disasters and Conflic
From: George Lessard

4. Radio Broadcasts Provide Vital Humanitarian Information to Gazans
From: George Lessard

1. International Journalists' Network now available in Russian
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:56 am ((PST))

Russian-speaking journalists can now access the International Journalists'
Network (IJNet at in their native language. IJNet connects an
unparalleled global network of journalists and media development
organizations through cutting-edge social networking tools, discussion
spaces, forums and news stories on worldwide journalism activities.

IJNet adds Russian to its multilingual media assistance portal, available in
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Persian. A free Russian language
bulletin, *This Week in IJNet*, will reach interested subscribers each
Monday, and will contain all the latest news and information related to
journalism training and opportunities.

IJNet, launched in English in 1998, is the world's premier resource for the
media assistance community. It is published by the International Center for
Journalists, ICFJ. For more information about ICFJ, go to

Please visit IJNet Russian at


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2. Petition Radiofabrik - Community Radio Salzburg
Posted by: "Salvatore Scifo" salvatorescifo
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:56 pm ((PST))

*Petition: Salzburg needs Radiofabrik. Radiofabrik needs Salzburg.*

Radiofabrik is the largest community Radio in western Austria.
Open access, media-related education, regional cover and international
networking are conceptual parts of the activities of Radiofabrik.
Radiofabrik is by far Austria's most award winning community radio
– it received six media awards in 2008 alone.

At the same time, there is a huge lack of funding for the radio station,
first of all due to the non-action of the federal state of Salzburg, who
makes no effort to support Radiofabrik.

The staff of the radiofabrik and more than 260 programme-creators call
on you to help the community radio to draw public attention to their
seriously threatend financial situation. Please sign the petition
available at:

* <>*

There you cannot only sign the petition in a fast and easy procedure but
also receive detailed information on the funding of Radiofabrik.

Thank you!
Best Regards!

Radiofabrik - Freier Rundfunk Salzburg
Josef-Preis-Allee 16, 5020 Salzburg, EU
107,5 und 97,3 MHz
Via CableLink 98,6 MHz


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3. Internews Establishes Emergency Media Fund for Disasters and Conflic
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:39 pm ((PST))

Internews Establishes Emergency Media Fund for Disasters and Conflicts
Internews (press release) - USA
(February 10, 2009) With a three-year, $500000 challenge grant from the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Internews Network has
established a ...

Press Release
Internews Establishes Emergency Media Fund for Disasters and Conflicts
MacArthur Foundation Challenge Grant Enables Local Media to Provide
Lifesaving Information in Emergencies

(February 10, 2009) With a three-year, $500,000 challenge grant from the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Internews Network has
established a fund to enable local media to provide vital news and
information to survivors of humanitarian disasters and other crises.

"Internews' global reach and experience make it possible for us to respond
immediately in emergency situations," said David Hoffman, President of
Internews Network. "With the generous and far-sighted support of the
MacArthur Foundation, we will be able to help more people more effectively
by providing the timely and accurate information that is so essential
during a disaster."

The grant seeds Internews' new fund for emergency media, allowing local,
independent media in crisis zones to play a key role in disasters. This
includes immediately disseminating vital humanitarian information to
affected populations and providing a two-way channel of communication
between relief organizations and those they are trying to help. Donations
to the fund will be matched dollar for dollar by the MacArthur grant.

Established at the beginning of the year, the fund has already launched
its first crisis response.
Starting on January 9, during the height of the conflict between Israel
and Hamas, Internews became the first and only international media
organization to organize the broadcast of vital information on
distribution of food and blankets, safe havens, road closures and other
humanitarian news to the people of Gaza. Produced by a team of Palestinian
journalists, the special broadcasts air on three independent West Bank
radio stations as well as one Gaza station.

Internews has considerable experience mobilizing local media to play a
lifesaving role in disasters and emergencies. Internews has responded to
the 2004 Asia tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, the ongoing Darfur
refugee crisis, and the 2008 post-election violence in Kenya, among other
crises. Yet these efforts have been ad hoc, undertaken only as funding
could be raised. The MacArthur grant will enable Internews to respond more
quickly and comprehensively.

"MacArthur has long provided support to ensure a diversity of voices and
expand the availability of high-quality content, both at home and abroad,"
said Elspeth Revere, Vice President of General Programs at the MacArthur
Foundation. "Internews Network is well-positioned to ensure the free flow
of information across the globe."

Internews Network is an international non-profit organization that
empowers local media worldwide to serve the information needs of their
communities. The organization has worked in over 70 countries and trained
over 70,000 people in media skills. Together with local partners,
Internews' activities include establishing and supporting media outlets,
journalist associations, and broadcast networks. Internews also has
specialized programs to improve reporting on the environment, humanitarian
crises, public health and women's issues.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people
and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and
peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the
Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and
security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is
affecting children and society.

For more information, contact JoAnne Sullivan Woolley, 202-833-5740 ext. 208

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4. Radio Broadcasts Provide Vital Humanitarian Information to Gazans
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:39 pm ((PST))

Press Release
"The Only Thing That Connected Us to the World Was a Small Radio"
Radio Broadcasts Provide Vital Humanitarian Information to Gazans

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