RadioExpert has launched a scientific research project to measure the reasons why citizens particpate in community broadcasting in Austria. In cooperation with various stakeholders, the project will survey the thousands of producers creating content for the Austrian community radio and televisions. For more information: http://diss-website.webnode.com/
Die Werte und Prioritäten der Gemeinschaft Rundfunk Teilnehmer als Reflexion von Medienrecht und Medienpolitik
With more than 7 million listeners, one in five South African radio listeners tune to community radio. The government not only recognizes the sector, it allocates valuable frequencies, builds the studios and transmitters, and even subsidizes initial operations for many radios. The host government has done it’s part to create an enabling media environment, creating a tremendous opportunity in South Africa for community radio to be an effective component of a healthy civil society.
With the exception of a handful of highly successful well-managed radios, most of the 100 South African community radios lack the organizational capacity to take advantage of their positive environment. Their sustainability depends on developing a well-managed entrepreneurial organization designed to develop diversified sources of revenue with an emphasis on advertising.
The detailed report can be seen HERE.
The South Africa Community Radio project proposes an enterprise solution that would include tools, training, and ongoing support for enterprise capacity development. Focusing on radio managers and sales managers, we intend to supply the components necessary for entrepreneurship. Spanning more than 2 years, this program introduces the concepts of successful enterprise, develops the tools, and delivers the know-how in a series of regional management training workshops. It then provides long-term support for continuing enterprise development, and provides reports for measuring performance.
The detailed proposal can be seen HERE.
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A 3rd sector of alternative community broadcasting does not exist on terrestrial airwaves in the Czech Republic. To many observers, advocates, and citizens this is an obvious shortcoming of the development of a pluralistic democratic society. So if indeed community broadcasting were to considered in the Czech Republic, what would it look like, and how could it be implemented?
Here's a turn-key solution provided by RadioExpert.
Recently a TV crew from Finland interviewed Henry Loeser, RadioExpert director, about his thoughts on community media. Henry shares his personal and professional opinions about the role of community media in modern democracies.
RadioExpert & Roma Youth Radio Project recently organized a video skills workshop for Roma youth at the Roma Culture Museum in Brno, Czech Republic.
Community and commercial radio stations in the United Kingdom have much in common. Amongst these similarities is the need to survive and prosper by selling advertising. Despite this fact UK community media operators should resist being covetous of the commercial advertising paradigm and remember the main difference in their mission - one is here to serve, the other to profit. This difference may in fact be their greatest advantage.
The school year is coming and it also means that Roma Youth Radio project continues in Brno. We are ready to make further steps to development of real radio at IQ Roma Servis.