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4th National Community Radio Sammelan

 

India’s Community Radio Movement, now a decade old, has proved its strength as a people’s media by providing a platform to the poor and marginalised communities to articulate their opinions.

The objective of the National CR Sammelan is to nurture, promote and empower Community Radio Movement in the country, so that the potential of the medium is fully utilised.

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Community Radio for Social Change

Guidelines for participants coming to attend fourth National CR Sammelan at New Delhi from 13th - 15th March 2014

i) Only one participant form each organisation/station would be allowed to participate in the Sammelan. It will not be possible to arrange accommodation/entry in the Sammelan for anyone other than the nominated participant. We hope that no request is made to MIB or the organizers of the Sammelan for accommodating more than one participant from the stations.

ii) The Ministry would provide travel reimbursement to one participant from each organisation limited to II tier AC sleeper fare and three nights stay in a hotel on twin sharing basis. The accommodation includes breakfast and dinner. Lunch would be provided at the Sammelan venue.

iii) Participants will have to submit their original ticket or print-out of their e-tickets for reimbursement.

iv) It will not be possible to reimburse the fair on the basis of the SMS from IRCTC for reservation of tickets.

v) Participants coming to attend the Sammelan will be required to produce a letter of endorsement of their participation, issued by their Community Radio Station management.

vi) Any change in the name of the participant must be intimated to the organizers at least 48 hours in advance.

vii) Translators will be provided at the Sammelan venue, therefore, there is no need for organizations to send an extra participant to facilitate translations. However, an exception to this will be made only for physically challenged participants.

viii) Participants travelling by road will have to provide bus tickets or hired car/ cab receipts. The reimbursements will be made in adherence to prevailing rules of the Government of India. But this will not exceed the fare for AC - II tier travel as per the fares cited on the IRCTC site /or government transport authorities.

ix) Each participant is requested to carry a valid government issued identity proof with his/her photograph on it. This will facilitate checking into the hotel as well as entry into the Vigyan Bhawan in the event of any security requirements.

3. Your nomination should reach the Ministry by e-mail or by post latest by 28th February 2014 to the following.

Community Radio Facilitation Centre
M/o Information & Broadcasting
‘A’ Wing Shastyi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Phone- 1800-11-6346, 011-41689000, extension: 109
E-mail: crfc@oneworld.net

 

 

Day 1: 13th March 2014 | Thursday

Timings

Session and description

Details

9.00 am - 10.00 am

Location: Lobby, Hall 5

Registration and Tea

Participants arrive at Vigyan Bhawan

Register and collect kits, have tea and get seated in Hall No 5

10.00 am - 11.30 am

Location: Hall 5

Community Radio: Amplifying voices for social change

  • Expectations of the participants from CR Sammelan 2014
  • Stock taking, road travelled so far and opportunities ahead
  • Introduction to Community Radio Support Scheme (CRSS)
  • Explain ground rules for participants and breakout sessions

Presentation by MIB 

  • Ms Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
  • Shri K S Rejimon, Director, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
  • Shri  Inderjeet Grewal, Deputy Director (CRS), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting


Rapporteur:
Dr Kanchan K Malik, University of Hyderabad

11.30 am - 12.00 noon

Tea / Coffee Break

12.00 noon - 1.30 pm

Location: Hall 5

Inauguration Ceremony and Presentation of National Community Radio Awards

  • Lighting of Inaugural Lamp
  • Welcome Address: Ms Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
  • Special Address: Shri J S Mathur, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
  • Keynote Address: Shri Bimal Julka,  Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
  • Presentation of National CR Awards, release of CR Compendium, Presentation of Mementos and Inaugural Address: Shri Manish Tewari, Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Government of India
  • Vote of Thanks: Shri Rajiv Tikoo, Director, OneWorld


Rapporteur:
Shri Ashok Kumar, OneWorld

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Lunch at Atrium

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Location: Hall 5

Experience sharing by award winning stations

Conversation with awardees

Moderator: Ms Archana Kapoor, Radio Mewat

Introduction of CR Award Jury

Speakers

Award Winning CR Stations

Rapporteur: Ms Barsha Chhabaria, Radio Salaam Namaste and Ms Shirley Deepak, Radio Holy Cross

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Tea / Coffee Break

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Location: Hall 5

Vision of CR in India

Twelve years since India announced its first Community Radio policy and 10 years since the first CR Station came up, there is consensus that a rich and diversified Community Radio Movement can develop with sustained resource support. This session will highlight the vision for Community Radio in India in the backdrop of the experience of one decade of Community Radio in India.

  • Moderator: Ms Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting


Speakers

  • Ms Ravina Aggarwal, Ford Foundation
  • Ms Alka Malhotra, UNICEF
  • Ms Iskra Panveska, UNESCO
  • Shri Sanjaya Mishra, CEMCA
  • Shri Naimur Rahman, OneWorld

 

Rapporteur: Dr Kanchan K Malik, University of Hyderabad

 

 

Day 2: 14th March 2014 | Friday

Timings

Session and description

Experts and Speakers

                                                                                                       Plenary Session              

9.30 am - 11.30 am

Location: Hall 5

Community based Disaster Risk Reduction

There is immense potential for the role of Community Radio, especially with regard to mobilising communities at times of disasters and medical emergencies and in securing the communities against disasters and promoting risk reduction.

This session will also delve into issues related to making communities resilient; the role of CR in promoting livelihood generation and other economic activities. The operational CR stations would also share their experiences in tackling floods, cyclones and the tsunami. Alongside, the role of CR in slow onset disasters such as droughts will also be introduced.

Moderator: Ms Margarita Tileva, Chief Disaster Risk Reduction, UNICEF

Speakers

  • Kumaon Vani, Uttarakhand
  • Radio Sanskar, Odisha
  • Mandakini Ki Awaaz
  • NDMA


Rapporteur
: Ms Preeti Raghunath, Researcher

11.30 am - 12.00 noon

Tea Break

12.00 noon - 1.30 pm

Location: Hall 2, 3 4 and 5

Breakout Session

CR Tech Issues: Complex problems, Common solutions
The session will look into common tech problems of CR stations e.g. acoustics, transmitter, field strength measurement, spectrum mapping and seek solutions.

Group Lead

  • Shri Inderjeet Grewal, Deputy Director (CRS), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Rapporteur: Shri Sanjay Chandekar, Radio FTII

Hall No: 2

Participatory Content Creation

Participation and community engagement has been at the core of Community Radio. The session will deal with the various ways of ensuring community participation in the content creation and innovations.

Group Lead

  • Shri Aditeshwar Seth,

CEO and Co-Founder Gram Vani 

Rapporteur: Ms Shweta/ Ms Gazala, Radio Bundelkhand

Hall No: 3

Community Mobilisation

The session will help understand what is meant by engagement and participation with the community and how communities can be mobilised. This session will also deal with the changing complexion of the communities.

Group Lead

  • Shri  Pratim Roy, Radio Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu

 

Rapporteur: Ms Pooja Murada, Alfaz – e - Mewat

Hall No: 4

Archiving and documentation of work
Introducing the rationale behind archiving and documentation of the work of the CR Stations, this session will examine the various ways of maintaining archives and documentation. Much remains to be done for documentation regarding the work of individual CR Stations.

Group Lead

  • Shri Tej Prakash, OneWorld

 

Rapporteur: Shri E. James Rajasekaran, PARD VAANOLI

Hall No: 5

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Lunch at Atrium

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Location: Hall 5

Breakout Plenary

Presentation by groups and open house

Sharing of outcomes and results by each group

Moderator: Shri Stalin K, President, Community Radio Forum

  • Shri  Inderjeet Grewal, Deputy Director (CRS), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
  • Shri Aditeshwar Seth, CEO and Co-Founder Gram Vani
  • Shri Pratim Roy, Radio Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu
  • Shri Tej Prakash, OneWorld

 

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Tea / Coffee Break

4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Location: Hall 5

Sustainability Puzzle – Beyond Financial Sustainability

A holistic look at the sustainability of CR Stations – technical, financial, content and sustainability of community engagement etc.

Moderator:  Shri Ashish Sen, Former President, AMARC, Asia-Pacific

  • Shri K S Rejimon, Director, MIB
  • Ms Archana Kapoor, Radio Mewat
  • Dr R Sreedher, Community Media Expert
  • Shri Ram Bhat, Vice President, AMARC, Asia Pacific
  • Ms Venu Arora, Ideosync

 

Rapporteur: Shri Vasuki Belavadi

 

Day 3: 15th March 2014 | Saturday

9.30 am - 10.30 am

Location: Hall 5

Peer Review

Ministry of I & B has initiated a peer review process to promote self-assessment and learning among stations. While this process has involved a limited number of CR Stations, this session is intended to inform about the process and its objectives

Moderator: Prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Expert -  Ms Rukmini Vemraju,Community Media Expert and Consultant, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Speakers

  1. 1.    Rudi No Radio, Gujarat
  2. 2.    PARD VANOLI, Tamil Nadu
  3. 3.    CMS Radio, Uttar Pradesh
  4. 4.    Hamara MSPICM, Himachal Pradesh


Rapporteur:
Dr Ankuran Dutta, CEMCA

10.30 am - 11.00 am

Tea / Coffee Break

Breakout Session : Road Ahead

11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Location: Hall 2,3,4 and 5

CR for Indigenous and Marginalised Communities.

CR stations set up in remote tribal regions and rural communities have their own peculiar set of challenges. This session will help appreciate the issues these stations are besieged with and look at ways of meeting the challenges they face.

Group Lead

 

Fr Thomas Joseph Therakam, Radio Mattoli

 

Rapporteur: Vipin Raj, Radio Media Village

Hall No: 2

CR in the Cities

Experiences of urban Community Radio Stations will point to what the future looks like. India’s plans towards changing its demographic profile mean that more people flock to cities as years roll by. In this scenario, Community Radio, with a stress on participatory media, could address media-related issues.

Group Lead:

 

Ms Arti Jaiman, Radio Gurgaon Ki Awaaz

 

Rapporteur: Preeti Tiwari,    Radio 7

Hall No: 3

 

Opportunities and Challenges of Campus CR Stations

The CR Stations have provided much space to community media. There are interesting experiences already available to the Community Radio practitioners and there are also robust campus CR Stations that offer much to learn from.

Group Lead

Ms Pinky Chandran, Radio Active

 

Rapporteur: Ms Shamanthaka Mani, Radio Sarathi

Hall No: 4

Transition of management of CR to Communities

While a number of Community Radio Stations have been set up as initiatives of NGOs, yet the management of these stations has passed on to the communities in which these operate. The process of this transition has come with its own lessons for the communities and this needs to be further understood.

Group Lead

 

Ms Jayalakshmi Chittoor Community Media Expert

 

Rapporteur: Ms Shirley Deepak, Radio Holy Cross

Hall No: 5

 

 

Tea / Coffee will be served in the lobby during the break-out sessions

12.30 pm -  1.30 pm

Location: Hall 5

Breakout Plenary

Presentation by groups and open house

Sharing of outcomes and results by each group

Moderator: Prof Kandarpa Das, President, Community Radio Association

A. Fr Joseph Therkam, Radio Mattoli

B. Ms Arti Jaiman, Radio Gurgaon Ki Awaaz

C. Ms Pinky Chandran, Radio Active

D. Ms Jayalakshmi Chittoor, Community Media Expert

 

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Location: Hall 5

Open House: Summing up and Way Forward

All participants

2.00 pm onwards

Lunch to be followed by Reimbursements

Community Radio Compendium 2014

Community Radio for Social Change

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