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EDAA Awards

On the occasion of the completion of five years of EK duniya anEK awaaz (www.edaa.in) on August 31, 20013, the EDAA team thanks you all for making a big success of this audio content and resource exchange platform for Community Radio.

EDAA today boasts of 1,400 plus users, 3,700-plus radio programmes, 36 thematic areas, 28 languages and dialects, and 100-plus knowledge resources. EDAA is also now available on Android mobile platform.

It’s been made possible by the overwhelming support EDAA received from each one of the member Community Radio stations and leaders in the sector. EDAA has also received encouragement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, and support from Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).

As we celebrate our successes, we also look forward to renewing our commitment to constantly enrich EDAA’s knowledge base for an enhanced user experience to serve the Community Radio sector better.

Context

EK duniya anEK awaaz (EDAA - One World, Many Voices - is a web–based open audio content and resource exchange platform for community radio broadcasters. It aims to facilitate meaningful utilisation of resources overcoming geographical boundaries.

Launched on September 1st, 2008, the EDAA portal currently hosts more than 3,020 radio programmes categorised under 36 different thematic areas in 28 languages.

EDAA.IN has just completed five years.

Over the last five years, EDAA has facilitated free exchange of radio programmes and knowledge material among Community Radio stations in the South Asian region especially in India.

During this period, many of the Indian community radio stations have been voluntarily sharing their radio programmes and have come together to build the platform as their communities of practice. In the last five years, EDAA has grown into a strong and active community of 100-plus Indian Community Radio stations and more than 1,200 users.

In order to recognise the continuous voluntary contribution of CR stations, EDAA on the completion of its five years of existence aims to further popularise the use of this portal among CR fraternity by launching a set of awards. These awards will be known as “EK duniya anEK awaaz Awards for Knowledge Sharing among Community Radio Stations.”

The awards are being instituted by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) and OneWorld Foundation India (OneWorld). CEMCA has been a supporter of EDAA for the last three years.

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