Wednesday, 6 June 2012

[creative-radio] Community Participation in Local and Community Radios


Survey Report: Community Participation at Local and Community Radio

Participation of the community is an important feature of almost all
stations responding to a survey, conducted by the media consultancy
CAMECO to examine and gain a deeper understanding of concrete practices
and challenges of community and local radios.

The explorative survey showed that in all world regions, community
involvement in programming is strongest. Participation in management,
ownership and funding are less common.

Whereas the ranking of the various areas of participation is similar
throughout the regions, differences exist in their importance: Latin
American radios top participation in programming, but they are far below
average in management and ownership. In Africa, the level of
participation in financing and ownership is comparatively high. In Asia,
participation in management plays a crucial role.

The findings of the three explorative surveys, conducted by CAMECO
between September 2011 and January 2012, among radio stations in Africa,
Asia, Latin America and the Pacific, should by no means be considered
representative, but will serve as a basis for further in-depth research,
leading to a practice oriented publication, as part of the CAMECO
"Practice Series".

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