MIB convenes Twitter conf on Community Radio

11 Feb,2013

Some tweets at #ComRadio
• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

Secretary- Country like India needs 1000s of #ComRadio s. The process of setting up #ComRadio need to be stepped up.


• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

Secretary- allowing All India Radio, AIR, news on #ComRadio can be considered if general consensus arise @airnewsalerts


• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

Secretary- Ministry is in the process of settin up single window clearance, ll become reality soon. #ComRadio


• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

Secretary- There could be no other better medium to protect, promote and preserve local culture than Community Radio #ComRadio


• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

Sec- #ComRadio Movement is a collective effort. Government provides enabling environment whereas, ppl actually takin it forwad into reality


• Sushil Raghav ‏@raghavsushil

@MIB_India how many community radio operated till today? and how many will start in 2013. #ComRadio


• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

@raghavsushil . 144 CRs operational . In 2013-14 mib expects more than 100 new Crs #ComRadio


• SUMIT SINGH ‏@SiinghSahab

@mib_india please tell me about career building in this field #comradio


• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

@SiinghSahab. for one, can b CR jockey, act as a volunteer & even a managr.Offersg8 trainingopportuities for career in media #ComRadio.


• MIB India ‏@MIB_India

@SiinghSahab. on our website http://www.mib.nic.in



• SUMIT SINGH ‏@SiinghSahab

@mib_india what is the minimum education required and if there is age limits


By A Correspondent


The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting convened its first ever Live Twitter Conference on the theme “Community Radio: Road Travelled & Way Forward” last Friday (February 8). The live conference was chaired by I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma who responded to the questions/queries. Senior officials of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.


The Live Conference scheduled for half an hour went on for over an hour and more than 200 questions were received on different aspects of the community radio programme. Mr Varma responded to 45-odd questions. The questions related to spectrum fee waiver, licensing, sustainability of the Community Radio Model and career prospects.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr Varma said that the ministry would continue to do such exercises on other issues in the near future.


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