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:


Programme Specialist
Communication and Information Sector (CI)
Mail: v.nikolski(at)unesco.org
Tel: 33-1 45 68 42 68
Fax: 33-1 45 68 55 79

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