ACORAB Elects New Executive Committee

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:03. Posted in News from the region

Subas Khatiwada newly elected President of ACORABJanuary 2017, Kathmandu: The Sixth National Convention of Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) Nepal held in Kathmandu on January 7, 2017 elected a new executive com- mittee under the leadership of Subas Khatiwada as the President of the committee.

ACORAB also expanded federal wings by electing seven federal executive committees comprising eleven members of all seven federal states of Nepal. A three-member Central Audit Committee has also been elected. A total of 278 community radio representatives participated in the convention and the assembly. e newly elected National executive committee will work for a term of three years.

Indigenous CR Network formed in Nepal

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:55. Posted in News from the region

ICRNMarch 2017, Kathmandu: An Indigenous CR Network has been formed in Nepal by broadcasters and stations working with the objective of promoting rights of the indigenous people. The ICRN membership currently comprises 20 community radio stations. “To work with communities of indigenous people towards solving challenges faced by them through peaceful means and to further strengthen mainstream- ing of their concerns and rights through community radios is our main objective,” said Jagat Dong, Chairman of ICRN. “Our primary aim is to encourage members of indigenous communities, especially women and dalits to join community radios. We will be engaging in advocacy, awareness raising and capacity building to achieve our objectives,” he further said.

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First Round of Bangladesh – Nepal Exchange of Community Radio Broadcasters Started

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FK N participants 22Mar2017 1March 2017, Kathmandu: Two community radio broadcasters each from Bangladesh and Nepal are currently participating in the first round of an exchange program support by FK Norway – Exchange for development.

Participants from both countries will work with CR stations in the host country for six months to learn and also share from their experi- ences. At the same time, exchange participants will contribute towards the cra ing of Community Learning Program (CLP) handbook for community broadcasters, which will be produced at the end of the third round of exchange.

Workshop organized on‘Raising Public Accountability through Community Radios’

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:14. Posted in News from the region

WACC WS 5 7June2017 17June 2017, Kathmandu: Thirty community radio broadcasters selected from districts affected by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal learnt about disaster management communication, hazard, vulnerabilities, public accountability and media, and the relation between media and humanitarian organizations at a capacity building training workshop organized by AMARC Asia-Paci c with the support of World Association of Christian Communication (WACC).

The five-day training workshop was titled “Community Radios Intervening on Behalf of Earthquake A ected Communities” and was held in June 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal.