Thursday, 8 March 2012

[creative-radio] Sri Lankan National community media portal

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From: MC Rasmin <>
Date: 7 March 2012 22:10
Subject: [Asiapacific-general] National community media portal

Dear friends in abroad, ****

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As you know that SL is still struggling in finding an attractive and
alternative model to trigger the active community radio movement in SL. I
think it's more than enough that most of us glorifying the Sri Lankan *myth
of Community radio*. ****

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In the first world radio day conference, assisted by the ICT agency of Sri
Lanka, our newly elected members of Sri Lankan CR forum, agreed to create
an online community radio model – a national one, in which most of the core
principles of CR could be applied and a wider platform can be created for
the betterment of the voiceless community. ****

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In this case, we are planning for an online community radio – at a national
level, this can only be a model for us to trigger the dialogue on CR and
produce some quality media outputs that can cater the disadvantaged. I am
as head of the forum, seeking your consultation, advice, suggestions,
knowledge inputs and guidance on following. ****

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We needs to learn a successful experience in connecting mobile phone
directly to the online radio****

Can it be a bilingual or trilingual media platform - I am preferred to make
it in Sinhala, Tamil, and English? ****

Any simple or successful experience in reaching the civil society via
mobile phones. We too have some successful initiatives funded by ICTA. ****

Does anyone have a best way of using online platform for dialogue with
civil society? it can be forum, blog, social media or anything. ****

Any experience in recording automatically the phone calls, Skype calls an,
ect so that civil society can participate in programme making. We have
initiative in SL called *techkatha*. I am keen on more cases. ****

I am planning to have at least 30 regional journalists/*Nenasala* operators
(Rural access centre) who can communicate and contribute us in sharing
public concerns with us. ****

Since this is going to be a muti-lingual platform, any user-friendly way of
engaging podcasting in a manner that we can categorise podcasting according
to the language. ****

Any experience in transmitting the webcasting through a FM radio channel? **

What could be the best server? ****

What could be the best streamer? ****

What could be the software's that could be used for this purpose? ****

If anything you think that I could consider..? ****

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I hope we can get some expertise from ICTA, which is an apex body of SL
government to implement ITC initiatives. But it's momentary for to approach
them with some homework's. ****

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I would greatly appreciate in reviewing a mail, link, case, contact and
call from you. ****

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M C Rasmin****

Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF)
8/5, Liyanage Mawatha, nawala, Ragagiriya
Mobile – +94 773 66 75 30, Office - +941 12 87 70 07
Web – , Mail -
Skype – mcrasmin****

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