Thursday, 28 May 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2641

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1. PANOS RADIO SOUTH ASIA's Latest Panoscope Issue, 27 May 2009
From: Satish Jung Shahi

2. How to use Google Maps and Google Earth for outreach and advocacy
From: George Lessard

1. PANOS RADIO SOUTH ASIA's Latest Panoscope Issue, 27 May 2009
Posted by: "Satish Jung Shahi" sjshahi
Date: Wed May 27, 2009 11:09 pm ((PDT))

Panos Radio South Asia | Latest Panoscope Issue, 27 May 2009
Latest Upload on Panoscope:

Radio Boom?

In this edition, we are in Dhaka, Bangladesh where a sudden rise in the operation of community radio stations is expected after the government, for the first time, came up with a progressive and pro-radio broadcasting law in March 2008 that allows ownership of such radio stations to the local community. Bangladesh is the second country after Nepal, among South Asian countries, to make such a move. So far, 116 community radio stations are waiting their final go ahead to be on air.
Country: Bangladesh
Upload Date: 27/05/2009

Duration: 15:00

File Size: 13.7 MB

Panoscope is an independent production of Panos Radio South Asia. We're committed to providing a forum for voices, views, and issues not often heard in the mainstream media. Non-profit media, development and other organizations can download Panoscope radio magazine free of cost for air or online use. Credit should be given to Panos Radio South Asia (PRSA) an undertaking of Panos South Asia. If you have suggestions for future programs please contact us at:

Panos Radio South Asia
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Tel.: 977-1-5521889/5531447

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2. How to use Google Maps and Google Earth for outreach and advocacy
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed May 27, 2009 11:13 pm ((PDT))

A Nonprofit's Introduction to Google's Online Mapping Tools
How to use Google Maps and Google Earth for outreach and advocacy

By: Chris Peters and Mano Marks

April 22, 2009

Nonprofits, equipped with large amounts of data to bolster their causes,
often face the conundrum of how to present that data meaningfully yet
succinctly to online audiences. Long, academic treatises and case studies
may scare off potential supporters, multiple charts and graphs can be
time-consuming to sort through, and videos demand visual footage not every
organization has access to. At the same time, photographs and a few lines
of text may not do justice to the complex nature of an organization's
projects, concerns, and mission.

For this reason, more and more organizations are turning to online maps to
depict complicated, multilayered information in a meaningful, immediate
way. Whether it's an activist organization highlighting incidences of
violence throughout a region, an advocacy group comparing voting patterns
within a district, or an historical organization showing how a city has
transformed over time, maps can lend a sense of order and appeal to a
variety of causes.

The sophistication of many online maps may intimidate some nonprofits,
however, especially those lacking in-house programmers or a developed Web
presence. While in the past, online maps may have required high-level
programming and a hefty budget, new online mapping tools from companies
like Google are allowing more and more organizations to create maps with
little outside help or extra funds. While some mapping applications
require more specialized skill than others, some can be used by virtually
anybody, making them a more viable option for nonprofits.

In this article, we'll show you how to select an online mapping project
that meets your needs and fits within your budget, and provide a detailed
overview of a range of Google mapping technologies that can help your
organization put its cause (literally) on the map.

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