Vinod Pavarala, Kanchan K. Malik: Other Voices. The Struggle for Community Radio in India (2007)

4 January 2010, dusan

This book is a significant study of an emerging alternative media scene in India in the larger context of the globalization of mass communication. It explores community radio in India. When the trend globally is toward mergers, acquisitions, and concentration of ownership in fewer and fewer corporate hands, civil society organizations all over the world have been promoting such alternative, community-owned media.

This study investigates the ideologies and communication practices of various community-based organizations that have been using community radio as a means for empowerment at the grassroots. Adopting the case-study method, the authors do an in-depth analysis of four community radio projects in India-Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Jharkhand.

This book provides documentation of best practices in community broadcasting, and also appropriate frameworks for policy-making as it includes a comparative study of the policies related to community radio in liberal, democratic countries and a comprehensive assessment of the history of Indian policy-making in broadcasting.

Publisher Sage Publications, 2007
ISBN 0761936025, 9780761936022
Length 318 pages

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