Auteur / Author : VAN ZYL, John (edited by) ONLINE
Titre / Title : Community Radio. The People's Voice
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Editeur / Publisher : Sharp Sharp Media, South Africa EN
Année / Year : 2003   Nbr. Pages :      119 pages     Taille / Size


Evaluation / Book review.
"Community Radio: The People's Voice," is based on a research project funded by the U.S.- based Ford Foundation, and published by Sharp Press. ABC Ulwazi, a nongovernmental organization based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa, carried out the project.
The 118-page book, released in
October 2003, deals with the role of community radio in rebuilding civil society after conflict and during the transition to democracy.

The first two chapters, written by ABC Ulwazi managing director John van Zyl, introduce community radio broadcasters to human rights as inscribed in the Universal Bill of Human Rights and in the South African constitution. Issues like freedom of speech and access to information are stressed.
Other chapters, written by ABC Ulwazi staff members, deal in a practical way with sustainability, marketing a community radio station, creating truly community news and actuality, and production of effective and entertaining educational radio programming.

"The information is based on 10 years of ABC Ulwazi experience in training and developing the community radio sector in Southern Africa," van Zyl said.
(Review by Ijnet 03/11/2003)
"Community Radio Handbook : The People's Voice" can be downloaded from ABC Ulwazi web site, either as an entire document (4 MB) or by chapters (PDF).

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