Community Radio After the Earthquake in Nepal

May 21, 2015
Under Threat
Community radio in Nepal broadcasts after the earthquakes.

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, has affected millions in the country, leading to massive loss of lives and property. Official figures suggest that more than 5500 lives have been lost, with about 8 million affected on the whole.


May 19, 2012
Indian Government fees make grassroots radio difficult.

May 14th, 2012, Bangalore, India

Uniting in the Face of Unnatural Disasters by Jane Regan

May 14, 2011
The International Association of Community Radios (AMARC) held a special meeting in Haiti on May 9.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 9, 2011 (IPS) - "In my opinion, there is no such thing as a natural disaster," says Sylvia Richardson, a volunteer broadcaster, mother of two, assistant librarian, and the new vice president of the North American region of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC).

"Poor people are forced to live in conditions that make them vulnerable. The real question is, why do we have this idea that poverty is 'natural'?" she asked. 

India Plans a National Community Radio Fund

April 8, 2011
Ambika Soni announced a fund for sustainability for community radios in India.

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smt. Ambika Soni said, the Ministry will consider setting up of “Community Radio Fund”. This would be based on the model followed in several countries where the setting up of such a fund has been a success. For this purpose, the issue would be taken up on high priority with the key agencies such as the Planning Commission and concerned ministries. The setting up of such a fund would ensure the sustainability and enhanced outreach of the Community Radio Movement within the country.