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Community Radio - The People's Voice

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The "Community Radio - The People's Voice" handbook aims to offer guidelines on setting up, managing, and sustaining a community radio station.

The manual looks at how community radio can be used as a tool in social and economic transformation, and how it can fill the gap between the public and commercial broadcasters, especially at the grassroots level.

This manual is meant to be a reference tool, and offers theoretical and concrete principles to anyone involved in or wishing to be a part of community radio and its role in rebuilding civil society from the ground up.

The handbook:
  • Explores the differences and similarities between commercial and community radio stations, explaining the unique position of community radio in South Africa, and highlighting its role as a tool for development.
  • Offers extensive guidelines on how to manage a community radio station, and outlines the roles that each employee or volunteer plays in the station.
  • Explores issues relating to effective and ethical reporting.
  • Shows how community radio is pivotal to educating people about their human rights.
  • Details the main processes in producing programmes on a minimum budget.
  • Outlines the serious issue of sustainability and offers guidelines on working toward making your community radio station sustainable.

The hanbook covers the following chapters:
(click on each chapter to download the sections in PDF format)
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please post me more documents on community radio at po box 1019
seshego 0742

Thank you very much for this page. I am from the Philippines and we are just starting the empowerment of community people in making community radio work, This material will help us a lot.

By the way, you have a clerical error her, particularly the title for Chapter Three.

How can I get a hard copy of this manual?