Sunday, 1 March 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2582

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. SENEGAL: Rappelle les principes de l'éthique et de la déontol
From: George Lessard

2. Brattleboro, VT, US: Global Community Radio Broadcast Against Discri
From: George Lessard

3. AMARC ALC presenta disco de "relatos con perspectiva de géner
From: George Lessard

4. Women make waves in Jordan Valley
From: Tamara Aqrabawe

5. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Community Radio short-changed in digital swi
From: George Lessard

6. Media in Zimbabwe » Media News » New Radio Station For Zimbabw
From: George Lessard

1. SENEGAL: Rappelle les principes de l'éthique et de la déontol
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:06 am ((PST))

Le CNRA rappelle les principes de l'éthique et de la déontologie et exclu
les radios communautaires
SEDHIOU : Couverture médiatique des élections locales / SUD QUOTIDIEN
samedi, 28 février 2009 / Moussa Dramé


Un atelier régional d'information et de sensibilisation sur les prochaines
élections locales s'est tenu hier vendredi 27 février dans la nouvelle
région de Sédhiou.

C'est à l'initiative du conseil national de régulation de l'audiovisuel
(CNRA) en présence des représentants de presse, des responsables de partis
politiques des membres de la commission électorale régionale autonome et
autonome et les chefs du commandement territorial. La mission est de créer
les conditions d'une très bonne organisation du processus électoral.

La capitale du Pakao nouvelle région a accueilli hier vendredi la
délégation du conseil national de régulation de l'audiovisuel (CNRA).
L'objectif affiché est de créer les conditions d'une très bonne
organisation des élections locales en amont et en aval.

La salle de délibération de l'hôtel de ville de Sédhiou a avait refusé du
monde contenait pour l'essentiel les responsables de parti politique, les
représentants de presse, les élus et les sous préfets, préfets autour du
gouverneur de région Cheick Kane Niane.

« Depuis le 09 février en effet, nous sommes en tournée nationale pour
réunir les acteurs du processus électoral et discuter des conditions de
couvertures médiatiques des élections locales du 22 mars prochain. Nul
n'ignore que ce sont des élections à enjeu capital d'où une
sensibilisation des acteurs sur la question. Nous n'avons aucunement la
prétention de jouer au gendarme mais nous invitons les représentants de
presse à observer de façon scrupuleuse les principes du code de l'éthique
et de la déontologie qui recommandent entre autres l'équité,
l'équidistance, la responsabilité et la neutralité » note Modou N'gom le
porte parole du conseil national de régulation de l'audiovisuel.

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2. Brattleboro, VT, US: Global Community Radio Broadcast Against Discri
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:10 am ((PST))

Global Community Radio Broadcast Against Discrimination on WVEW

une in to AMARC Global Community Radio Broadcast Against Discrimination
this March 21st on your community radio station, WVEW 107.7 LPFM!

Listen to the Radio Voices Without Frontiers broadcast on March 21, an
audio campaign of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
(AMARC), co-produced with affiliates from around the world, to commemorate
the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of all forms of
Discrimination. The broadcast, which explores issues of racism and
discrimination in all forms and seeks to bring these issues to light
through observations, reports and documentaries from community radio
stations worldwide.

It can be heard locally on Brattleboro Community Radio, 107.7 on the FM dial.

The multilingual broadcast includes a mix of current events and analysis,
documentaries, poetry, music and discussions. The programs are also a
diverse mix of language and culture that exhibit inclusive spirit of
community radio. Some examples include: a feature on Jerusalem's attempted
Pride Parade from Radio All for Peace, a trilingual
Spanish-Portuguese-Japanese broadcast addressing multiculturalism in Japan
from radio FMYY in Japan, as well as an edition of Making Contact from the
National Radio Project in the U.S. that where members of the Black Panther
Party speak about being tortured by police officers decades ago.

Other programs cover topics just as diverse but all committed to the same
theme: the elimination of discrimination in all forms. The Radio Voices
without Frontiers campaign allows for a global discussion of this topic.

For more information:

AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the
community radio movement, and linking more than 4,000 community radios in
over 110 countries. AMARC aims to support, defend and promote the
interests of community broadcasters through

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3. AMARC ALC presenta disco de "relatos con perspectiva de géner
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:13 am ((PST))

AMARC ALC presenta disco de "relatos con perspectiva de género"

Escrito por pulsar

La Red de Mujeres de la Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias de
América Latina y Caribe (AMARC ALC) editó un disco con producciones
radiofónicas sobre la situación de las mujeres en la región. "Picante
parlante. Relatos de un mundo con perspectiva de género" es el nombre del
disco editado por la Red de Mujeres de AMARC ALC.

Se trata de una compilación de producciones radiofónicas que busca
problematizar la situación de las mujeres en América Latina. "Picante
Parlante" es un aporte sonoro para visibilizar las reflexiones y acciones
de los movimientos feministas y distintas organizaciones sociales que
discuten el lugar de las mujeres en las sociedades latinoamericanas.

AMARC ALC presenta un disco con "las voces de mujeres y hombres que
estimulan la reflexión crítica y la posibilidad de transformar el mundo",
según indica la publicación.

Las producciones que forman parte de "Picante Parlante" están disponibles
en la cobertura especial de Púlsar sobre el Día Internacional de las

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4. Women make waves in Jordan Valley
Posted by: "Tamara Aqrabawe" aqrabawe
Date: Sun Mar 1, 2009 1:32 am ((PST))

Women make waves in Jordan Valley

Suha Philip Ma'ayeh, Foreign Correspondent


Muneera Shatti, left, and Asma Raja prepare to broadcast their programme.

Salah Malkawi / The National

AMMAN //For the past year, Muneera Shatti and Asma Raja, two young women
from the Jordan Valley, have broadcast a weekly radio show that tackles the
issues faced by their impoverished community, from a lack of buses and the
theft of water, to boys using mobile phones to take photos of schoolgirls.

The work is not without challenges as the tribal-dominated valley on which
they report is staunchly conservative and one of 20 pockets of poverty where
the average income is about US$1,800 (Dh6,624) per year.

"At first there were men who refused to be interviewed by us. They would
say, 'You are women'. But they got used to us. Just last week I interviewed
young men in a cafe to gauge their views regarding public services," Ms
Shatti said. "Interviewing men is something I would have never imagined
myself doing before I became a correspondent for the radio."

In one programme, Ms Shatti reported on the lack of buses connecting her
town with a nearby village. Within a week, the Jordan Valley Authority
responded and provided the needed bus.

"That was encouraging even though later the bus was taken away as other bus
drivers protested that it was affecting their business."

In another broadcast, Ms Raja, 24, reported on water theft.

"Farmers were stealing water from the main pipes, depriving residents of
drinking water. I talked to a senior water official who promised to provide
citizens with another source of water while the government closed some of
the pipes to try to stop those from stealing. Since then, water theft has

Because the women do not have a licence to broadcast in their community,
Radio Al Balad, an Amman-based community radio, produces and hosts their
show, called the Voice of the Valley.

The women take three buses to get to Amman to broadcast the show, but for
them, the trip is worth it.

Radio Al Balad has been pushing hard to get a licence to launch the first
all-women community radio in Jordan.

But last month, the government turned down the licence application without
giving a reason. The country's laws do not oblige the government to explain
why it rejects applications.

The decision, however, has frustrated Daoud Kuttab, the founder of Radio Al
Balad, who has been trying to launch Zaharat Alghor, the Flower of the
Valley, which would not broadcast news or political programmes.

"We were excited. It is a station run by women. It was supposed to be a
women empowerment station. We were already seeing success in the one-hour
programme," he said. "If the government did not want to give us a licence,
then why entertain our application in the first place? It took us a year and
a half to fulfil the requirements of the application, including paying
$15,000 for the initiation licence fee. We rented offices [in the Jordan
Valley], too."

In 2002, Jordan liberalised its airwaves and a year later created an
audiovisual commission tasked with licensing independent satellite and radio
stations. Since then, 26 independent stations have been granted licences,
most of whom provide music, entertainment and social programmes. Seven have
licences for news and political programmes.

It is 50 per cent more expensive to get a licence for a news and political
broadcast because, according to insiders, the AVC believes the latter
generates more advertisements, while sceptics see it as another restriction
on media freedom.

It is the second time in two years that the government has rejected an
application by Mr Kuttab for a community radio licence, raising some
speculation that the decision was motivated by personal reasons.

Conservative officials are concerned that community radio in a traditional
society could create problems among tribes and upset their social and
cultural values.

Mr Kuttab has also been criticised for allowing Palestinian refugees from
Gaza to make their plea for citizenship on his radio programmes. Jordan sees
such a policy as serving the interest of Israel because the refugees would
then no longer be able to apply to return to Israel.

Because Radio Al Balad is licensed to broadcast only in Amman, residents in
the Jordan Valley can only hear the programme by tuning into Al Qamr radio
station in Jericho, a West Bank city on the other side of the Jordan Valley.

Mr Kuttab had signed an agreement with Al Qamr to rebroadcast the show until
he was able to obtain a licence. The programme can also be heard online, but
only 16 per cent of Jordanian households have internet access.

Mr Kuttab has made it clear in editorials and blogs that he is not happy
with the AVC's decision. But Hussein Bani Hani, the AVC head, argued the
government had acted in the interest of investors.

"The government wants to give a chance for every investor. We want to give
equal opportunities to all," he said. "All the governorates are covered with
radio stations, and we have community stations in several universities that
also provide training for university students on media broadcasting.

"The stations tackle different subjects in different communities and
broadcast social programmes which vary from women and child issues to youth
issues. They are funded by organisations involved in media development."

Although the community radio stations have been welcomed in most areas,
there are some criticism that they are not completely independent.

Ms Shatti and Ms Raja were discouraged at first by the government's decision
not to grant them a licence. They closed the offices that Radio Al Balad had
rented for them last week. But the women said they will continue to
broadcast from Amman.

"I will not let the licence get me down. I will continue to work to make the
voices of people in remote areas heard," Ms Raja said.

Tamara Aqrabawe
Internews Network

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5. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Community Radio short-changed in digital swi
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sun Mar 1, 2009 7:56 am ((PST))

Community Radio short-changed in digital switchover
Razors Edge - Sydney,NSW,Australia
With digital radio landing in cities across Australia in May this year, it
seems the future is at our fingertips. The new technology offers pictures
and ...

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6. Media in Zimbabwe » Media News » New Radio Station For Zimbabw
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sun Mar 1, 2009 8:06 am ((PST))

Media in Zimbabwe » Media News » New Radio Station For Zimbabwe
By Media in Zimbabwe
The Standard newspaper reports that a new radio station, Zimbabwe Community
Radio will start broadcasting today 28 February 2009 joining several
privately owned stations forced to transmit their programs from overseas
because of the ...
Media in Zimbabwe

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