Community Radio: IIMC to give training on setting up stations

Pic Source : Radio Namaskar, the first community radio of Odisha,India

NEW DELHI: With a view to boost Community Radio (CR) the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will provide consultancy and training on setting up and running CR stations across the country.

The decision was taken at a IIMC executive council meeting on Tuesday. The Institute will set up facilities including purchase of equipments and hiring expert manpower to provide consultancy and training on community radio.
The meeting was chaired by I&B secretary and IIMC chairman Ajay Mittal. According to a statement Mittal observed that many of the organizations which have received licenses were unable to operate the same in the absence of expertise in content creation and technology.
IIMC DG K G Suresh stated that IIMC has been successfully running its own Community Radio station titled ‘Apna Radio’ since September 2005 and has developed expertise in operationalizing community radio such as content development and mobilizing community around the radio broadcast. IIMC expertise can be effectively used in training human resources on community radio, he said.
Source: Times of India

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