Friday, 29 May 2009

Farm Radio International on CBC Radio's "Sunday Edition" May 31 2009

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Subject: [CPI-UA] FW: pls check this out - CBC Radio's "Sunday Edition"
From: "Michael Gurstein" <>
Date: Fri, May 29, 2009 13:13
"'TC Advisors'" <>
"Universal Access Canada" <>
Cc: "'Helen Hambly Odame'" <>

This is a real Canadian "development" success story!

Congrats all round...


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From: Helen Hambly Odame []
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 9:57 AM
Subject: pls check this out - CBC Radio's "Sunday Edition"

Hi all,

I think this special 30th anniversary program on CBC about Farm Radio
International (formerly DCFRN) may be of interest. Michael Enright, host
of *CBC Radio One*'s //The Sunday Edition//, interviews FRI Chair, Doug
Ward, on this Sunday's program (May 31) just after 11:00 am.

And if you are *on-line *here is the website where you can catch the
programme live ( or post-broadcast

FRI has worldwide recognition and a very specific mandate as a not for
profit committed to information and knowledge sharing with rural radio
broadcasters in service to farmers and rural communities across Africa.

FRI also has all sorts of University of Guelph connections -- the office
was initially located here on campus back in the early 1980s. Dozens of
individuals at UoG associated with the Network including past and
present alumni, students and faculty who serve(d) as staff, Board
members and/ or donors to FRI. There is partnership on joint research
projects, symposiums/visitors, technical review of scripts and the UoG
library holds the FRI archives.

For a development organization to reach 30 years of age is no small
accomplishment! OAC alumni (class of 1939!) George Atkins who founded
FRI is in his 90s now and it is wonderful to see his ideas grow up so
well in this ever renewed age of information.

I hope you can visit the FRI website to catch up on their great
activities and wish them well in this anniversary year -

congratulations and thank you to all FRI friends and supporters!


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1. Two Radio clips and Land Grabbing and Community Radio in Bangladesh
From: Shahjahan Siraj

1. Two Radio clips and Land Grabbing and Community Radio in Bangladesh
Posted by: "Shahjahan Siraj"
Date: Fri May 29, 2009 5:56 am ((PDT))

[image: Bangladesh | A smallholder shows his deeds of agricultural land
that has been claimed and amalgamated into that of a larger landowner /
Peter Barker - Panos pictures]Bangladesh: Reduced to beggars by land dispute

11 May 2009 | Shahjahan Siraj

Disputes over land are the biggest single cause of court cases in
Bangladesh. It's usually the rich and powerful who win. Here one couple
describes how they lost their home and their livelihood. Radio clip and
details info at

Radio Boom? <
May 27, 2009
[image: Panos Pictures]
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. (15:00)
Radio clip and details info at

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