Colombian radio director killed after receiving threats

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:45 -- jphil

August 13, 2014. Colombian authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a journalist on Tuesday and apprehend the killers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Luis Carlos Cervantes Solano (photo) had received threats related to his reporting since 2010, according to news reports.

Towards Concerted Action on Communication, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming: FAO and AMARC Launch Regional Virtual Consultations

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:20 -- jphil

There is a growing global consensus brewing on the importance of smallholder and family farmers in alleviating rural poverty and ensuring food security for all, in feeding the world and caring for the Earth. Now, more than ever, communication and community media are drivers for social change in rural areas, facilitating access to timely information for improved agricultural production and above all, encouraging farmer participation in the rural development process.

Four new Community radio stations set to go on-air in India

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:03 -- jphil

July 25th, 2014. The Indian government has set an ambitious target of moving towards the goal of attaining 600 community radio stations in Phase-I.

The community radio world in India is all set to get bigger with four new stations going on air by the end of next month. Spread across the country, these four stations are enthusiastically looking forward to serving the local community.