Publications

Civic education for media professionals: a training manual

The publication focuses on the underlying nexus of democracy, development and the media based on the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights that lie at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate.

Community media: a good practice handbook

This is a collection of case studies of good practice in community media. Its intention is to provide inspiration and support for those engaged in community media advocacy and to raise awareness and understanding of community media among policy makers and other stakeholders. The collection is focused on electronic media including radio, television, Internet and mobile. It is global in spread, with examples from 30 countries, but primarily drawn from developing countries.

Community radio handbook

Based on the experience and innovative thinking of communication experts and practitioners, this handbook can contribute towards helping different communication actors, technicians, operators and radio producers in community radio stations to make more efficient use of community media for community development by getting people involved in clarifying issues and solving problems and in talking to each other.

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Community radio in India

This publication is composed of five volumes: A Guide for civil society; A Guide for government ministries; A Guide for donor agencies; A Guide for the media; A One UN response. It offers guidelines on how different stakeholders can assist community radios on their way towards self-sufficiency.

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Configuration of Radio Stations and Media Centres

A practical guide to procurement of technical equipment for community media institutions.

Conflict-sensitive reporting: state of the art; a course for journalists and journalism educators

Written by Ross Howard, who teaches journalism at Langara College in Canada and is the President of the non-profit Media and Democracy Group, the Curriculum provides guidance to a better understanding of conflict and conflict resolution and the news media’s role.

CR (Community radio): a user's guide to the technology; a guide to the technology and technical parameters of community radio in India

This guide to technical parameters of community radio in India was produced for potential community radio operators, taking into account the intention of the Government of India to establish 4000 community radio stations by 2008.

Digital archiving of audio content using WINISIS and Greenstone software: a manual for community radio managers

This publication is a self-instructional handbook aimed at helping managers of community radio stations, FM radio stations, public service broadcasting agencies and any other organizations that deal with audio files in creating prototype archives of digital audio documents.

Direitos humanos na mídia comunitária: a cidadania vivida no nosso dia a dia

Human Rights in Community Media: Citizenship in Our Daily Life presents basic notions of civil, political and social rights, together with other issues. It is available exclusively in electronic version, free for download.

From access to engagement: community access centres

The origins of this book lie in a simple question: How best to show UNESCO’s friends and supporters the many exciting developments taking place in Community Access Centres across South Asia?

How to do community radio: a primer for community radio operators

Community Radio has a special place in UNESCO’s programs. The aim of UNESCO’s community radio program is to address crucial social issues at a community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empower marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic processes and development efforts.

Linking generations through radio: a toolkit from Africa for radio producers working with children and youth

UNESCO’s radio toolkit – Linking Generations through Radio – is an open access document, which is inspired by children and youth who make up one-third of the world’s population. The majority may listen to radio but the likelihood they are invited to regularly produce interviews and programmes, express their information needs or their opinions about productions made for them is very low.  

Manual para radialistas analfatécnicos

Estructurado en cuatro capítulos, este Manual responde de manera clara y concisa a las preguntas que, según nuestro criterio, pueden surgir más a menudo en el ejercicio del radialismo comunitario. Así pues, esperamos que sea de su interés y que, sobre todo, se convierta en una herramienta de gran ayuda en su desarrollo profesional dentro del apasionante mundo de las radiofrecuencias.

Mídia e violência urbana no Brasil

This publication features the discussion amongst community media professionals on the role of independent media in the fight against urban violence.

Poverty and digital inclusion: preliminary findings of Finding a Voice project

This paper presents preliminary findings from a multi-sited qualitative study of poverty and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in India, Indonesia Sri Lanka and Nepal. It draws upon data gathered by 12 ethnographic action researchers working across 15 community ICT initiatives.

Tuning into development: International comparative survey of community broadcasting regulation

This report maps the complex legislative frameworks of community broadcasters in more than 30 countries. It examines how the sector can be strengthened in line with international standards and provides analysis and recommendations that may be of interest to donors and policy makers as they set priorities for media development.

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