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[UNESCO Chair Community Media]Global Dialogues on Community Media in the Post-Pandemic World

This is to invite you to participate in the first of the Global Dialogues on Community Media in the Post-Pandemic World on June 16 at 5.30 pm IST, with focus on the Struggles in South Asia. This 90-minute dialogue will take the form of a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Kanchan K. Malik (Professor & Faculty Fellow, UNESCO Chair on Community Media), with the following… read more

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[Covid19] UN Women: COVID-19 Gender Update

COVID-19 Gender Update: #HeForSheAtHome campaign, gender… read more

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#CoronaUndWir – gemeinsam durch die Krise!

Auf unseren letztwöchigen persönlichen Aufruf, uns Stimmen aus der Quarantäne bzw. dem Ausnahmezustand zu schicken, haben uns schon einige Nachrichten aus der ganzen Welt erreicht – egal ob Tasmanien oder Finnland, USA oder Spanien: Die Krise verbindet und wir finden ähnliche Wege, damit umzugehen. Ein paar Stimmen waren am Donnerstag im Infomagazin FROzine zu hören, bzw. hier: https://www.fro.at/corona-wir-die-welt-ist-ein-dorf/ Wir erneuern unseren Aufruf… read more

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[Covid19] Bangladesh: EXPERIENCES ABOUT COVID-19 COMMUNITY BROADCASTING IN BANGLADESH

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC) has been mobilizing all community radios for developing and broadcasting awareness building programs on COVID-19: Coronavirus contamination to protect lives and livelihoods since March 1, 2020 in Bangladesh. Programmatic interventions in response to COVID-19: The COVID -19 demands cooperation among government, CSOs, local business communities, multi-stakeholders. BNNRC are continuing work 24×7 to reach rural… read more

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[Covid19] Germany: Radio Dreyeckland: Free Radio in the Corona Crisis

Die Covid-19 Pandemie ist fürchterlich und fordert weltweit immer mehr Opfer. Gerade weil viele Menschen jetzt zuhause sind, wollen wir Euch weiterhin spannendes Radioprogramm bieten. Trotzdem kann es sein, dass es Sendeausfälle gibt und ihr stattdessen eine Playlist hört. Unter den Tags covid-19 und corona könnt ihr bei uns zahlreiche Beiträge zur Coronakrise hören. Kontaktiert uns, wenn ihr trotz unzureichender Schutzmaßnahmen arbeiten müsst; wenn die Polizei… read more

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[Covid19] CPJ – Committee to Protect Journalists: Multilingual Resources & Safety Advisory for Covering Covid19

CPJ’s safety experts provide information and support to all journalists, including freelancers and media workers, around the world. They host free, expert, information sessions with individual journalists or newsrooms on risk assessment, physical safety and digital security. If you, a colleague, or your news organization has a safety-related question and would like to work with a CPJ expert, please complete one of… read more

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[Covid19] Switzerland: Radio Lora – CoLoRa Info: multilingual info program on Covid19

Wir nehmen unseren Informationsauftrag gerade in dieser Situation sehr ernst, denn eine solidarische und gesellschaftskritische Begleitung dieser Pandemie erscheint uns politisch unerlässlich. Erste Priorität hatte darum das CoLoRa Info mit aktuellen Informationen auf verschiedenen Sprachen (s.u.) Unser Ziel ist, die Leute zu Hause von morgens bis abends zu begleiten. Vielsprachig und vielstimmig, wie ihr es von Radio LoRa kennt. Bleibt gesund –… read more

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[Covid19] Spain: ReMC – Las radios comunitarias se unen 2 horas para darle la vuelta a la epidemia

¿Qué está haciendo la gente en sus barrios para luchar contra el virus y sus consecuencias sociales? ¿Qué piden a las administraciones públicas? Las emisoras de radio comunitarias de la ReMC emiten en red un programa especial de 2 horas este domingo 29 de marzo, entre las 11 y las 13.00. Así será” El otro coronavirus”. Escucha el programa pulsando… read more

tags: corona , covid19 , ReMC , Spain
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[Covid19] Slovenia: Radio Student has started a program collection on #Covid19

Radio Student in Ljubljana/Slovenia has dedicated a program and report collection to coverage of Covid19 You can access the program collection via their website here

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[Covid19] France: Message des co-présidents de la CNRA

Bonjour à tous et toutes,  Nous vous rappelons ci-dessous les nouvelles consignes qui sont à appliquer dès aujourd’hui, suite aux directives du gouvernement. Nous vous demandons de bien respecter celles-ci et d’organiser la continuité de votre antenne tout en aménageant votre grille dans cette situation exceptionnelle. Il reste important d’assurer la continuité de l’information locale, rôle primordiale des radios associatives mais en cohérence avec… read more

tags: cnra , corona , covid19 , France
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[Covid19] Article19: Policy Briefing “Viral Lies: Misinformation and the Coronavirus”

In the past three months, COVID-19, the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, has exploded across the globe. The spread of the virus has been matched by the proliferation of Freedom of expression has been one of the casualties of the epidemic, as some governments have used censorship, arrests and the application of repressive laws to address… read more

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[Covid19] Austria: Orange 94,0 in Vienna produces multi-lingual information on Covid19

Orange 94.0 produced a clip which includes tips for avoiding corona virus infection in Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Turkish, English, Bosnian, Slovenian and Spanish

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[Covid19] Reporters Without Border: #Tracker_19 – Live updates of Covid19 impacts on press freedom

Launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), “Tracker 19” is a tool made for an unprecedented global crisis. So named in reference not only to Covid-19 but also article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this project aims to evaluate the pandemic’s impacts on journalism. It will document state censorship and deliberate disinformation, and their impact on the… read more

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[Covid19] UNESCO: Audio resources to counter disinformation during Covid19

UNESCO and radio stations mobilized to fight against COVID-19 To contribute to countering disinformation on COVID-19 and promoting healthy behaviours, UNESCO has produced a series of audio messages that can be freely used by radio stations from around the world. UNESCO is making these resources available to help stop the harm caused by the so called “info-demic” accompanying the virus…. read more

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[Covid19] Austria: Radio Helsinki starts program “FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions: The daily Corona Update”

Starting Monday, 16.3, Radio Helsinki in Graz/Austria is providing daily information on the Covid19 situation in Austria. They are responding to current information from the federal government and fight against fake news (e.g. from social media), authoritarian tendencies and also panic. Radio Helsinki states: “It is our concern to counteract the effects of drastic restrictions on freedom of movement and possible isolation.” Listen to the… read more

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[Covid19] UNESCO Resource Centre: Information Sharing and Countering Disinformation

Freedom of expression, access to information – notably on public health -, and quality news coverage are essential to face the unprecedented crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More than ever, the world needs professional journalism and reliable information to adapt its response to the spread of COVID-19, organize itself, learn from other countries’ experiences and counter the increase of rumors and… read more

tags: corona , covid19 , UNESCO
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Grassroots Radio on Coronavirus — Report from Romania

As the Coronavirus is spreading across Europe, Grassroots Radio project partners (including AMARC Europe) are devoting their energies to arrange information initiatives to keep local populations informed about data and events connected to the health emergency. Additionally, there are members of the consortium who are also active to monitor governmental decisions regarding the organization of information about the virus. This… read more

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[Covid19] Bangladesh: 41 HOURS PROGRAM ON COVID-19 PREVENTION EDUCATION

Sixteen Community Radios stations in Bangladesh have been broadcasting 41 hours Coronavirus prevention education in line with the National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID – 19, published by Directorate General of Health Services, Health Service Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Presently, Bangladeshi Community Radio stations are broadcasting 40 hours awareness… read more

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[Covid19] South Africa: NATIONAL COMMUNITY RADIO FORUM COMMEND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO COMMUNITY MEDIA DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) notes with gratitude the South African government’s confidence in, and support for the community radio sector. We are particularly encouraged by the Media Development and Diversity Agency’s (MDDA) announcement of the relief fund which will cover some costs to the value of R45 000.00 (Forty-five Thousand Rands) per community broadcaster. We are happy that the MDDA adequately… read more