Founded in 1995, the Agencia Informativa Púlsar was the world’s first internet-based radio news agency. Now run by AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters), the agency provides text and audio news to hundreds of radio stations in Spanish and Portuguese. Púlsar has just published a style guide “El Continente es el Contenido: Manual de estilo de la Agencia Informativa Púlsar” (The Continent is the Content: Agencia Informativa Púlsar style guide”. The guide is available in PDF from Púlsar’s website.
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Tactical Tech is a group of people working to help NGOs and human rights advocates to make better use of technology in their work. One of the ways they do this is with their excellent NGO in-a-box project, a series of toolkits complete with software, information about on-line tools, tutorials, case studies and lots of ideas for how to make innovative use of practical technology within the technical and financial grasp of NGOs. The latest addition to the series, Mobiles in-a-box, is a candidate for inclusion in our ICT / local and community radio essential toolkit.
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Broadcasting, Voice, and Accountability: A Public Interest Approach to Policy, Law and Regulation has just been published by the World Bank. It doesn’t specifically address radio 2.0 issues, but without the policies, laws and regulations that permit independent broadcasting, there wouldn’t be much future for radio 2.0 or any other kind of radio… Read on for a brief description and links.
“Community Radio: A user’s guide to the technology” is a guide to technical parameters of community radio in India. Produced by UNESCO for potential community radio operators, this technical manual takes into account the intention of the Government of India to establish 4000 community radio stations by 2008.
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UNESCO’s New Delhi office has just published a booklet “Forging Innovations: Community Multimedia Centres in Nepal”. The publication includes a collection of case studies on the Community Multimedia Centres (CMC) in Nepal and is intended to showcase the interesting and diverse growth of this initiative in spite of conflict and the lack of community radio regulation in Nepal.