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.
- 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)
How you can use this guide effectively
- Chapter 1
What is community radio?
- Chapter 2
Why human rights are essential
- Chapter 3
Managing a community radio station
- Chapter 4
What community radio journalism involves
- Chapter 5
Why production is the heart and soul of radio!
- Chapter 6
How to make your station self-sustainable