IPDC Radio Projects
The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks an accord to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media in developing countries.
One of the IPDC’s four priorities is the development of community media, due to its capacity to contribute to media pluralism, diversity of content, and give a voice to marginalized groups of society. Community media encourage open dialogue and transparency of administration at local level by involving community members in their operations – both as audiences and as participants.
Radio is by far the most favoured community medium in developing countries, given its accessibility and cost-effectiveness. It is easy to operate and lies within the capacities of many local communities who are often left aside by mainstream media and information channels. For this reason, the IPDC has channelled a large amount of financial assistance and know-how to supporting community radio projects. Below you will find links to a few examples of IPDC radio projects:
- UNESCO supports community media to develop and share local content
- Tanzania: Karagwe celebrates five years of IPDC-supported community radio
- Pioneering Community Radio: Impacts of IPDC Assistance in Nepal
- Nepal: Giving a Voice to Women: Establishing the Community Radio Station 'Radio Nari Aawaj'
- Kenya: IPDC supports Kenyan community media in local content
- South Africa: Upgrading the Technical and Radio Production Skills of Women in Community Radio (Bush Radio)
- Kenya: Updating Campus Radio Studio at Daystar University
- Afghanistan: Radio Nai Training
- Jamaica: UNESCO/IPDC and the Container Project create the first Mobile CMC in the Caribbean
- Mexico: Strengthening of the Rural Communication through Training in the Production and Transmission of Programs in Indigenous Languages and Spanish
- Bolivia: Strengthening of education Radiofonica de Bolivia (ERBOL)
- Pan-Africa: UNESCO supported AMARC workshop for African community radios
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