<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en WPV - Nigeria http://comminit.com/global/content/wpv-nigeria-0 <p>Given the recent discovery of two WPV1 cases in northern Nigeria that have been circulating undetected since 2011, is it time that we began to reconsider the global timeline of 3 years without a detected case as adequate for certification a country is polio free?</p> http://comminit.com/global/content/wpv-nigeria-0#comments Global Nigeria Network Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:20:08 +0000 cmorry 9382158 at http://comminit.com How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation http://comminit.com/global/content/how-do-we-know-if-program-made-difference-guide-statistical-methods-program-impact-evalu <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Lance </div> <div class="field-item even"> David K. Guilkey </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Aiko Hattori </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gustavo Angeles </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/984b8350-6764-454b-bf2c-0eb998e3e2f9.jpeg" alt="" title="How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>It is our hope that this manual opens the door for the reader to a truly powerful set of tools that allow for us to understand the implications of human welfare programs, in the process providing crucial information about what works and what does not in shaping health, education, fertility and a slew of other outcomes that ultimately shape the length and happiness of our lives. Program design informed by such tools has the power to change our world."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/resources/publications/ms-14-87-en" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 346-page resource in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5308">MEASURE Evaluation</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>346</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/measure-evaluation" title="View user profile.">MEASURE Evaluation</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Posting from the IBP Consortium to The Communication Initiative on August 23 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/resources/publications/ms-14-87-en" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MEASURE Evaluation website</a>, August 23 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Jim Thomas, PhD</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/how-do-we-know-if-program-made-difference-guide-statistical-methods-program-impact-evalu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/how-do-we-know-if-program-made-difference-guide-statistical-methods-program-impact-evalu#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Materials Academic Institutions Bilaterals Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person News/Information Research Health USAID Global Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:20:12 +0000 MEASURE Evaluation 9382148 at http://comminit.com Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative http://comminit.com/global/content/community-radio-and-sustainability-participatory-research-initiative <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venu Arora </div> <div class="field-item even"> N. Ramakrishnan </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Leonea Fernandez </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ideosync Media Combine</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The study shows that Community Radio will have to continue a high level of engagement with its community over a longer period of time, enabling listening audiences and community members to play successively bigger roles in all aspects of its decision making - not just in terms of content design but also in institution building and internal policy decisions - to be able to raise resources from within the community."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://ideosyncmedia.org/Publications/CR_Sustainability_Report_Final_web.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 48-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/sustain.png" alt="" title="Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/ideosync" title="View user profile.">Ideosync</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from N. Ramakrishnan to The Communication Initiative on August 18 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unesco.org/new/en/newdelhi/about-this-office/single-view/news/community_radio_and_sustainability_a_participatory_research_initiative_in_2014_unesco_and_the_commonwealth_educational_media_centre_for_asia_cemca_launched_a_participatory_research_initiative_to_explore_the_sustainability_parameters_for_community_ra/#.V7xFaqJzouE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNESCO New Delhi website</a>, August 23 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/community-radio-and-sustainability-participatory-research-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/community-radio-and-sustainability-participatory-research-initiative#comments Bangladesh India Nepal Strategic Thinking Access Digital Community Participation Entertainment Person-to-Person Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Community Media News/Information Radio Research Gender Natural Resources Management United Nations Featured Global Media Development Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:49:52 +0000 Ideosync 9382139 at http://comminit.com Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts http://comminit.com/global/content/child-centered-disaster-risk-reduction-south-asia-basic-concepts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik Kjaergaard </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"The understanding that children and young people can evolve from vulnerable individuals to empowered citizens lies at the heart of child-centred DRR."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.preventionweb.net/files/48413_childcentereddrrsouthasia2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 40-page publication in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/drr1.png" alt="" title="Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts" width="100" height="73" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/unicef-regional-office-south-asia-rosa" title="View user profile.">UNICEF - Region...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/48413" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">PreventionWeb</a>, August 19 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> © UNICEF ROSA/Roger Lemoyne 2015</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/child-centered-disaster-risk-reduction-south-asia-basic-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/child-centered-disaster-risk-reduction-south-asia-basic-concepts#comments South Asia Strategic Thinking Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Recognition/Awards Environment NGOs United Nations Rights Risk Management Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:02:30 +0000 UNICEF - Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) 9382072 at http://comminit.com CR Self Assessment Guide http://comminit.com/global/content/cr-self-assessment-guide <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Venu Arora </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, February 20, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/iuif.jpg" alt="" title="CR Self Assessment Guide" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is a simple, action-oriented self-assessment tool for community radio (CR) stations to assess their structure and performance on a variety of parameters. New Delhi, India's Ideosync Media Combine poses a variety of questions to spark discussion. For example, "How is the management committee formulated and who are the current members of the Management Committee?" Some possible responses are included to inspire thinking (not as options to select from), such as: "Well known local community members from the community are nominated by the license holding NGO [non-governmental organisation] and there is equal representation of women and marginalised communities....We hold an open call every two years and community representatives get elected to the CR management committee but there is unequal representation of women and marginalised communities....Local politicians and village heads and heads of other local NGOS in the area and the district collector are on the management committee.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ideosyncmedia.org/Publications/Ideosync_CR%20Self%20Assessment%20Guide_English_4th%20Feb%202014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 31-page guide in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5215">Ideosync Media Combine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>31</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/ideosync" title="View user profile.">Ideosync</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from N. Ramakrishnan to The Communication Initiative on August 18 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Ideosync UNESCO India Fellow (IUIF)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/cr-self-assessment-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/cr-self-assessment-guide#comments India Materials Community Participation Entertainment Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Community Media News/Information Radio Global Media Development Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:35:12 +0000 Ideosync 9382059 at http://comminit.com Radio, radio ... and convergence http://comminit.com/global/content/radio-radio-and-convergence <p>As someone with active involvement and/or interest in community media I wonder if you agree with <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/natasha-beale" target="_blank">Natasha Beale's</a></strong> analysis in her blog <a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/reaching-marginalized-populations-power-radio-and-mobile-voice-0" target="_blank"><strong>Reaching Marginalized Populations: the Power of Radio and Mobile Voice </strong></a>that: "<em>Indeed, radio is still the most pervasive medium of information in the developing world, with radio penetration and access close to 100% in many developing nations. Our experience is in accordance with other practitioners and researchers in the field of ICT4D and Communications for Development, who argue that older technologies cannot be dismissed, and that technology convergence, rather than the latest new ICT, holds greater transformative potential"?</em> </p> http://comminit.com/global/content/radio-radio-and-convergence#comments Global Media Development Community Media Network Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:37:30 +0000 Warren Feek 9382055 at http://comminit.com Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and Outbreaks Post Switch http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-guidelines-responding-polio-events-and-outbreaks-post-switch <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>In light of the fact that a fast, effective response to stop new polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries is crucial to meet the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)'s aim of global eradication, this document provides guidelines on communication for development (C4D) for Polio - a systematic, planned, and evidence-based strategic process that aims to promote positive and measurable social and behavioural change for maximum coverage of oral polio vaccine (OPV).</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.polioeradication.org/Portals/0/Document/Resources/PolioEradicators/C4DGuidelines_OutbreakPostSwitch.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 15-page guidelines in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/polio_0.png" alt="" title="Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and Outbreaks Post Switch" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/who-polio-team" title="View user profile.">WHO Polio Team</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.polioeradication.org/Resourcelibrary/Resourcesforpolioeradicators/Technicalguidelines.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Outbreak response: a package of guidelines and materials"</a>, GPEI, August 18 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> UNICEF/ C. Walther</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/responding-poliovirus-outbreak-standard-operating-procedures-sops-new-polio-outbreak-pol">Responding to a Poliovirus Outbreak: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a New Polio Outbreak in a Polio-Free Country</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-guidelines-responding-polio-events-and-outbreaks-post-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-guidelines-responding-polio-events-and-outbreaks-post-switch#comments Global Research and Strategy Materials Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio Television Research Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:40:11 +0000 WHO Polio Team 9382049 at http://comminit.com Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous Prenatal and Infant-Toddler Health Promotion Programs in Canada: A Realist Review http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-role-indigenous-community-participation-indigenous-prenatal-and-infant-tod <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Janet Smylie </div> <div class="field-item even"> Maritt Kirst </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kelly McShane </div> <div class="field-item even"> Michelle Firestone </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sara Wolfe </div> <div class="field-item even"> Patricia O&#039;Campo </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, December 18, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital (<em>Smylie, Firestone, Wolfe</em>); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (<em>Smylie, O'Campo</em>); CIHR Applied Public Health Research Chair in Indigenous Health Knowledge and Information (<em>Smylie</em>); Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto (<em>Kirst</em>); Department of Pscyhology, Ryerson University (<em>McShane</em>); Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto (<em>Wolfe</em>); Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital (<em>O'Campo</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Disparities in Indigenous maternal-child health outcomes persist in relatively affluent nations such as Canada, despite significant health promotion investments. Indigenous community and organisational political leaders, policymakers, knowledge keepers, and health practitioners have been asserting for decades that Indigenous community leadership and participation is critical to Indigenous success not only in the domain of health, but with respect to all aspects of Indigenous social and political affairs. This study is an effort to systematically demonstrate this hypothesis using the application of public health synthesis methods to Indigenous health programme review.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0277953615302793/1-s2.0-S0277953615302793-main.pdf?_tid=9c0c628a-64af-11e6-a79a-00000aab0f26&amp;acdnat=1471461788_f5d2ede58c3cb1bf0c03764f4dff1dc4" target="_blank">Click here for the16-page article in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/indigenous2.png" alt="" title="Understanding the Role of Indigenous Community Participation in Indigenous Prenatal and Infant-Toddler Health Promotion Programs in Canada: A Realist Review" width="100" height="94" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/janet-smylie" title="View user profile.">Janet Smylie</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Social Science &amp; Medicine</em>, Volume 150, February 2016, Pages 128-143.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-role-indigenous-community-participation-indigenous-prenatal-and-infant-tod" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-role-indigenous-community-participation-indigenous-prenatal-and-infant-tod#comments Canada Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Children Community Participation Journal Literature Person-to-Person Interpersonal Health NGOs Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:42:57 +0000 Janet Smylie 9382045 at http://comminit.com Are gender-transformative evaluations in conflict situations different from similar evaluations in other settings? http://comminit.com/global/content/are-gender-transformative-evaluations-conflict-situations-different-similar-evaluations- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/karim.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Ranjani K Murthy, August 18 2016 - Gender-transformative evaluations seek to assess impact of policies, programmes and projects on transforming gender and other social relations. &nbsp;These evaluations: adopt transformative evaluation methodologies and methods; are done people with gender expertise; and feed back findings to marginalized women and men.</p> <p>Are gender-transformative evaluations in conflict situations different from similar evaluations in non-conflict settings? Does the evaluator have to keep specific aspects in mind?</p> <p>In this blog I offer some insights that I would like to share from gender-transformative evaluations in Sri Lanka (during conflict), Nepal (conflict and post conflict), Sudan (conflict) and Afghanistan (conflict) in times of conflict: &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/are-gender-transformative-evaluations-conflict-situations-different-similar-evaluations-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/are-gender-transformative-evaluations-conflict-situations-different-similar-evaluations-#comments Afghanistan Nepal Sri Lanka Sudan Global Academic Institutions Blogs: Conflict and Fragility Community Participation Inclusive Politics Conflict Conflict and Peace Process Evaluation Description Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Gender Empowerment Foundations Government Departments Research Gender NGOs Women Featured Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs Fragile Contexts Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:54:42 +0000 Ranjani.K.Murthy 9382035 at http://comminit.com CR: A User's Guide to the Technology http://comminit.com/global/content/cr-users-guide-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Guide to the Technology and Technical Parameters of Community Radio in India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> N. Ramakrishnan </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2007 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/cr.png" alt="" title="CR: A User&#039;s Guide to the Technology" width="94" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"As hands-on participatory community development specialists it is in your interest to be aware of the different options open to you in sourcing, maintenance and operation of the equipment that is most suited to your individual needs." - Jocelyne Josiah, UNESCO New Delhi</em></p> <p> This guide to technical parameters of community radio (CR) in India was produced for potential community radio operators, taking into account the Government of India's allowing community radio stations (CRS) in India in late 2006 and their intention to establish a large number of CRS all over the country. "It is all too easy to forget about the technology while we exult in the joy of hearing our own voices and our ideas over a speaker or radio set; but it is important to realize that the technology of radio is what allows us to preserve these thoughts and send them out to our listeners."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ideosyncmedia.org/Publications/CR_A_User_Guide_UNESCO_IMC.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 285-page guide in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5107">United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>285</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/ideosync" title="View user profile.">Ideosync</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from N. Ramakrishnan to The Communication Initiative on August 18 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/cr-community-radio-a-users-guide-to-the-technology-a-guide-to-the-technology-and-technical-parameters-of-community-radio-in-india/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNESCO website</a>, August 18 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> © UNESCO</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/cr-users-guide-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/cr-users-guide-technology#comments India Materials Community Participation Entertainment Voice Interpersonal Community Media News/Information Radio New Technologies United Nations Global ICT for Development Media Development Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:46:10 +0000 Ideosync 9382034 at http://comminit.com