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Public Service Broadcasting: A Best Practices SOURCEBOOK


Code of Conduct for Radio Operators Nepal 2008 रेडियो संचालकहरूका लागि आचार संहिता २००८


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A Collection of Flash Fictions
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उच्चस्तरीय मिडिया सुझाव आयोगको प्रतिवेदन २०६३
हेर्न र डाउलोड गर्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुस्

 

 
मिडियाको लोकतन्त्रीकरण
Democratization of Media
लोकतान्त्रिक नेपालमा जनतको हातमा संचार अधिकार कस्तो र कसरी विषयमा देशव्यापी छलफल चलाउनका लागि पुस्तक ।
यहाँ क्लिक गरेर यो पूरै पुस्तक डाउनलोड गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ । ४८ पृष्ठको यो पुस्तक पच्चिस रुपैयाँमा बजारमा किन्न पाइन्छ ।

जनसंचार र प्रजातन्त्रीकरण नेपालको सन्दर्भमा एक अध्ययन
सर्वांगीण विकास अध्ययन केन्द्रले २०५३ सालमा प्रकाशित गरेको अध्ययन प्रतिवेदनको परिशिष्टमा दिइएको

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सामुदायिक रेडियो हाते किताब (निर्देशिका)
युनेस्कोद्वारा प्रकाशित तथा विनय कसजूद्वारा अनुदित यो सचित्र पुस्तकको चित्रबिनाको पाठ्य सामग्रीमात्र हेर्न र डाउनलोड गर्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुस् ।

द नेट फर जर्नलिस्ट पत्रकारहरूका लागि इन्टरनेटको उपयोग गर्न सिकाउने यो पुस्तकले आफूलाई चाहिने जानकारी, सूचना कहाँबाट र कसरी पाउने भन्ने मात्रै सिकाउँदैन, त्यसरी पाएको सूचनालाई कसरी मूल्यांकन गर्ने र आधिकारिकता पत्ता लगाउने भन्ने पनि सिकाउँछ । यसमा पत्रकार आफैले ब्लग, इन्टरनेट फोन, पोडकास्टिङ (इन्टरनेटबाट रेडियो प्रसारण) आदि संचालन गर्न पनि सिकाइएको छ । यो किताब किन्दा सँगै एउटा तालिम निर्देशिका र सफ्टवेयरसहितको सीडी पनि पाइन्छ ।

विकासशील देशका छापा र प्रसारण पत्रकारहरू तथा पत्रकारिताका विद्यार्थीहरूका लागि लक्षित गरी युनेस्कोले थम्सन फाउण्डेसन र कमलवेल्थ ब्रोडकास्टिङ एसोसिएसनसँग मिलेर तयार पारेको यो पुस्तक आफ्नो कम्प्युटरमा डाउनलोड गर्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुस यसको लागि पैसा लाग्दैन । यसको साइज 2.09 MB छ । यो किताबमा भएका सामग्रीहरू उपयोग गर्नका लागि प्रकाशकको अनुमति लिनुपर्छ ।


हाउ टु डु कम्युनिटी रेडियो

फिलिपिन्समा सामुदयिक रेडियोका अगुवा लुइ ताबिङद्वारा लिखित तथा युनेस्कोद्वारा प्रकाशित सामुदायिक रेडियो चलाउनका लागि आधारभूत पुस्तक । यो पुस्तकमा भएका सामग्री उपयोग गर्दा लेखक र प्रकाशकको अनुमति लिनुहोला । यहाँ क्लिक गरेर पुस्तक डाउनलोड गर्नसकिन्छ ।
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कम्युनिटी रेडियो द पिपुल्स भ्वाइस
सामुदायिक रेडियोको क्षेत्रमा गहकिलो अनुभव बटुलेको देश दक्षिण अफ्रिकाको अनुभवमा आधारित तथा दक्षिण अफ्रिकाका ६ जना लेखकले लेखेको यो पुस्तक सामुदायिक रेडियो स्थापना र संचालन गर्न खोज्नेहरूका लागि निक्कै उपयोगी छ । लेखक र प्रकाशकको लिखित अनुमित नलिई पुस्तकको कुनै पनि अंशको पुनः उपयोग गर्न सकिन्न । तर नाफा कमाउने उद्देश्य नराखी पुस्तकका केही अंश उपयोग गर्न सकिन्छ । यहाँ क्लिक गरेर पुस्तक डाउनलोड गर्न सकिन्छ । ।
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सामुदायिक रेडियोको विश्वभरि परेको सामाजिक प्रभावको एमार्कले गरेको अध्ययन र मूल्यांकन हेर्नुहोस् ।

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Pro-people Media (English)

"Empowering Rural People through Community Media"

RDP: A Profile

Context:
Mass media in Nepal has not been able to play a vital role to change the life of the people. It is dominated by politics since its beginning. It is targeted to urban elite and political readers. Even after the reinstallation of democratic system, it has failed to reach the vast mass of the people living in rural and remote area. At the same time the, global trend of liberalization, privatization and free market is distinct in the media market of Nepal too. Market oriented i.e. profit motivated new newspapers and capital based FM stations are emerging and they have no space and time for the mass of the people. They do not supply the essential information and knowledge, which is necessary for the improvement of the life of the people.

Rural Development Palpa (RDP), with the aim of empowering underprivileged rural people, particularly women, by supplying essential information and knowledge through rural newspaper, community audio tower and adult literacy programmes, has been working since 1987. RDP's publication Gaunle Deurali, weekly rural newspaper, published since 1993, is appreciated as a unique, useful and first rural newspaper in the South Asia region.

RDP is a non-profit, non-government organization. It is based in Palpa, Tansen, a hilly area and 300 km. west of Kathmandu. It was established in 1991 with the aim to support over-all development of rural area - Palpa and neighboring districts.

Mission:
Empower rural people through community/alternative media.

Goal:
• Produce Community Media Gaunle Deurali Weekly newspaper for rural people living in the Mid-hill area of Nepal.
• Conduct Barefoot Journalism Training throughout the country to empower people, enable them to produce their own community media and contribute to Deurali.


Objectives:
RDP's overall objectives are to give a voice to underprivileged people living in remote and rural areas, to inform them about development activities, to encourage newly literate people to continue reading, to support women's development, to raise awareness about environment conservation, to support the introduction of income generating activities and to strengthen democracy in rural areas.

Activities:
• Publication of Gaunle Deurali Weekly Rural Newspaper and essential community media
• Assist partner organizations to enable them to produce their own community media.
• Produce a cadre of Barefoot Journalist who can expose the rural problems and empower rural people.
• Establish a Establishment of a Rural Communication Training Centre to:
1. Support Community Based Organizations, local NGOs and other development organizations to produce their own community media
2. Provide Training on Rural/Community communication
3. Provide Production Facility to other organizations to produce their own training/educational materials, reports, newsletters, magazines etc.

Empowering Rural People through Communication:
Mass media in Nepal have not been able to play the role of changing the life and mind of the people it should have done. It has not been considered as an effective agent of development. Most of the newspapers seem to be mouthpiece of political parties. The government controlled electronic and print media and the newspapers published from private sector also are targeted to the elite urban readers. There is very little for the rural and low literate people. Broadcasting fails to reach the majority of the rural poor. Massive illiteracy prevents the print media from reaching the people. Limited transport facilities and adverse geographical conditions restrict the free flow of newspaper and radio transmission. Linguistic and ethnic diversity also limits the usefulness of centralized mass media.

Efforts to meet the challenge:
To meet this challenge some efforts have been started in Nepal during last five years. Rural Development Palpa has started a weekly rural newspaper Gaunle Deurali since 1993. RDP's professional staff working together with community-based contributors, mostly barefoot journalists, produce the newspaper, which is distributed in more than 35 districts in Nepal.

Gaunle Deurali is produced for and by the rural people of the Middle Hills of Nepal, a unique geographical area sharing many common problems and challenges along with rich cultural tradition and ethnic diversity. A special focus point for Deurali is only literate adult readers living in remote rural areas, who often have no access to reading material after they learn to read in non-formal education classes.

Objectives of Gaunle Deurali:
Gaunle Deurali is produced for and by the rural people of the Middle Hills of Nepal, a unique geographical area sharing many common problems and challenges along with rich cultural tradition and ethnic diversity. A special focus point for Deurali is new literate adult readers living in remote rural areas, who often have no access to reading material after they learn to read in non-formal education classes. Its main objectives are:

  • To give a voice to rural people and a create forum for exchange of information, opinions and experiences.
  • To encourage rural new literate people to continue reading.
  • To inform rural people about development activities in rural areas.
  • To expose rural problems to government organizations and NGOs.
  • To strengthen democratic practices in rural areas through creating an environment of open discussion and dialogue and involve the people in the decision making process.
  • To support the introduction of income-generation activities.
  • To inform rural people about appropriate modern technologies.
  • To inform rural people and exchange their ideas about improving indigenous technologies.
  • To raise awareness about human rights, conservation of environment and sustainable development.
  • To expose rural people who are providing community service.
  • To support the development activities of children, women and unprivileged people.
  • To dignify rural life.

Empowerment in Action: RDP's experience with rural newspaper has indicated that when the problems and feelings of disregarded voiceless rural people are printed they feel empowered. They realize they have a place in their own community and the democratic decision-making process. The feeling of self-respect and self-confidence is increased.

The result is even greater when rural people can produce their own newspaper articles, respond to others views, and participate in the production of the newspaper, with the support of training courses and other activities such as Barefoot Journalism Training.

Barefoot Journalists:
RDP felt the need of a new breed of journalists who are dedicated to change the fate of rural people and give voice to the underprivileged. Deurali needed journalists in rural and remote areas who could report the down to earth, the real people, their problems and their aspirations. Development workers, schoolteachers, students, farmers, health workers, housewives, members and staff of Village Development Committee with a basic training of journalism could do that.

RDP conducted the first such training in June-July, 1992. The performance of the first batch inspired RDP for training more barefoot journalists. And with the support of MS Nepal the process of training barefoot journalists is continuing. It has become a main source of people's news and views. RDP's trained Barefoot Journalists are working not only for Gaunle Deurali but also for other similar newspapers and some of the National papers. RDP is also delivering training for the development/ communication staff, field workers and beneficiaries of various NGOs and INGOs.

Production Facilities:
RDP has its own Offset Printing Press and Desk Top Publishing unit. Along with Gaunle Deurali, weekly it produces educational materials. The printing press and DTP support the newspaper through its income form the job.

Future Programs:
Self-sustainability – Gaunle Deurali Weekly was started with the support of The Asia Foundation for three years' initial period. It was assumed that the Offset Printing Press, Desktop Publishing Unit of RDP and sales and advertisement would generate enough income to sustain the newspaper. Our experience and efforts have shown that a development-oriented newspaper, like Gaunle Deurali, cannot generate adequate income through free sale and advertisement. As far as the incomes form the printing job is concerned, and since Palpa is not an industrial and business center the printing business could not make considerable income to make the paper self-supporting. Similar newspapers and magazines need external support. Such support may in the form of bulk subscription to the paper and institutional support.

Improvement of Gaunle Deurali

Barefoot Journalist Training and Trainer's Training

Coordination and Networking

Rural Communication Support Centre

Since RDP has developed its capacity in rural journalism and gained experience in rural communication and Barefoot Journalism Training it is evolving as a Rural Communication Facilitator outside the capital. Therefore RDP thinks that it is time to start a Rural Communication cum support Centre. The main objectives of the Centre are to:

  • Support Community Based Organizations, local NGOs and other development organizations to produce their own community media
  • Provide Training on Rural/Community communication
  • Provide Production Facility to other organizations to produce their own training/educational materials, reports, newsletters, magazines etc.

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भौतिक पूर्वाधारको अभाव, ठूलो लगानी, सुरक्षा आदि विभिन्न कारणले गर्दा नेपालमा गाउँगाउँमा परम्परागत तारयुक्त टेलिफोन पुर्याउनु सजिलो छैन । ताररहित सूचना प्रविधि नै यहाँको लागि सबैभन्दा उपयुक्त र प्रभावकारी उपाय हो । रेडियोले एकतर्फी सूचना प्रवाहित गर्छ भने टेलिफोनले दुई तर्फी । यसैलै नेपालमा अहिले बढिरहेको मोबाइल फोनलाई कृषि बजारको विकासँग जोडेर हेर्नु अति आवश्यक छ । बाँकी अंश»

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भारतको पूर्वी समुद्र तटीय राज्य पोण्डेचेरीको एउटा गाउँ नाल्लवधुमा सुनामी महाभूकम्पले उत्पन्न गरेको समुद्री छालको पानी पस्यो तर त्यहाँ कसैको पनि मृत्यु भएन । छाल आउनुभन्दा पहिले नै सबै गाउँलेहरू घर छाडेर सुरक्षित ठाउँमा गइसकेका थिए । बाँकी अंश»

कम्प्युटरमा नेपाली र नेपालीमा कम्प्युटर

कम्प्युटरको मनिटर, मेनु र सन्देशहरू देवनागरी लिपिमा नेपाली भाषामा चल्ने वा देखिने नभएसम्म र नेपाली भाषामा दिएको आदेशअनुसार कम्प्युटरले काम नगर्दासम्म अंग्रेजी नजानेका साक्षर नेपालीले कम्प्युटरको उपयोग गर्ने सम्भावना छैन । नेपाली भाषामा कम्प्युटर चलाउने प्रविधि सुरु भयो भने झण्डै आधा जनसंख्याको हाराहारीमा रहेका साक्षर नेपालीहरू कम्प्युटर चलाउनसक्ने अवस्थामा पुग्नेछन् । बाँकी अंश»

 
 
Community Audio Tower, Daanda Bazar, Nepal
Community Audio Tower
Daanda Bazar, Nepal

Empowering Rural People through Communication

In the rural areas of Nepal, schoolbooks of the children, labels and wrappers of the commercial goods and posters and pamphlets during election are the only printed paper the people usually see. If knowledge is the fuel for development, where is that fuel for the majority of the people of Nepal? Read More »

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The main vision of the Nepalese IT Policy 2000 is to “Place Nepal on the Global Map of information technology within the next five year.” Where are we in that map after losing three precious years?
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Power of IT and Its Use in Nepal is the first book that tries to address these questions. Published in Nepali language, it explains the technical and practical aspects of information technology and its significance for the developing countries like Nepal.The 210 page book costs Rs. 200. Download full Nepali text in PDF file.

 
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