Development Alternatives invites Technology Innovators in the Community Radio Space to share their innovations and pilot their technology to other CRs
Bridging the Digital Divide - “Technology Innovations for Community Radios”
Community Radio (CR) in India has come a long way since the Community Radio Policy was passed by the Government of India in 2006. CRs play a vital role in building vibrant communities, in mobilizing groups to action by informing and empowering citizens, in giving voice to the marginalized groups of society, and in bringing their needs to the attention of local and even national governments.
The emergence of digital media has now opened many avenues for community radios to increase inter-connectivity and enhance their potential social impact. Digital media offers opportunities to reduce costs, improve quality of transmission, flexibility and outreach using online streaming of radio programs. Applications of innovations in technology and interconnectedness using digital technology are very essential for community radios to reach their potential.