Community Radio in India Blog

Broadcasting in India is speedily shifting its profile. Indian radio is currently changing from being a government monopoly to highly-commercialized broadcasting. But this media needs to be democratized too. Privatization and total deregulation will not mean much to the average citizen if radio fails to get a chance to play a vital role in their lives. India has so far clearly given step-motherly treatment to public service, community, educational and development broadcast networks.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

A Delhi visit...

Had been to the national capital in connection with Manthan Award. The good news is that we managed to put the issue of Community Radio onto the agenda. Was interesting to see senior officials agreeing with the need for it. Perhaps it would make sense to put emergency radio on the agenda too, as a friend rightly suggested. After all, how long can we wait for community radio to happen... on bended knee?