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The Community Media Space

ECONEWS & Radio Mang'elete (2008), Kenya. A recent organisation development workshop with over 75 community reps, 55 of whom were women, resulting in a new orgranisational structure and board of directors (pictured). Click here for info and the workshop curriculum.

The Community Media space supports a growing community of practice for community media / radio practitioners globally. We invite you to join us.


Featured content

Sharing Good Practices

Encouraging the development, use and sharing of Media for Learning

  1. Good Practices in Community Media
  2. Training & Workshop Materials
  3. Researching effectiveness and uses of radio for local education


"Marketplace" - a proven Facilitation Format
  • Business Plan for RKFM (Draft)
  • Collective Marketing Strategy
  • Institutional Strengthening Guidelines
  • Performance Assessment System
  • Principles and Prospects
  • Strategic Planning Manual
  • Radio Pledge


We Believe

  • in the social inclusion and participation of all people in our networked society (Access to ICTs is a fundamental right of knowledge citizens - not an excuse for using old technologies).
  • in the freedoms of all educators to teach with the technologies and contents of their choice, hence our commitment to Free/Libre and Open Source technology tools and free content.
  • that educational content is unique - and by working together we can improve the technologies we use as well as the reusability of digital learning resources.
  • in a forward-looking disposition working together to find appropriate and sustainable solutions for e-learning futures.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Call for Freedom

  • Watch Desmond Tutu, at the opening of a Digital Freedom Exposition conference (2007) at the University of the West Cape, South Africa.


Bequia Community Radio, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Community Media is any media, or combination of media, focused on and created by local communities, including radio, TV and newspapers, telecentres and new/online and online media.

Community media often exist in areas often under-served by other communication and information media and are therefore vital services. Community media broadcast in local languages.

"Community Radios" as they are called, are rooted in local contexts, drawing on local community membership for ownership, management, staffing, volunteers and organisational development, and as 'expert' resources on air.

Community media, especially radio, are engaged with their listeners and the wider community, working in culturally-appropriate ways and are unique and important vehicles for learning. Please visit our site and share your feedback.





Montreal, October 5, 2009. The International Board of Directors of AMARC is pleased to announce that the tenth World Assembly of Community Radio Broadcasters will be held from 8 to 13 November 2010 in Ciudad de la Plata, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. See:



July 3rd and 4th, 2009 - Maraa will be hosting a two day workshop titled "Conceptual Clarity on Community Radio" with COL as a supporting partner. About 20 volunteers from various non profit agencies from all over Karnataka will be participating.


May 8-22 May 2009 - World Summit on the Information Society, International Telecommunications Union, in Geneva, Switzerland. Brought to our attention by Al-Amin Yusuph, of UNESCO-Tanzania.


  • April 26-30 - AMARC (World Association of Community Broadcasters) Annual Conference in Ivory Coast, Africa. Commonwealth of Learning will be hosting two 1-day workshops at the conference, in a new initiative called LearnShare HIV AIDS Africa (comprised of community media practitioners and experts in HIV AIDS Treatment Literacy. Partners include COL, International AIDS Society and EcoNews Africa.


EL4C24 5-day Online Free Workshop
L4C-small 1.png Community Media Practitioners
HIV AIDS Treatment Literacy Experts

March 30 - April 3, 2009

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  • Campus-based educational FM: Developing effective educational programmes for FM - Planning, designing and producing courses for radio. Training workshop 1:


  • 16-21 Feb; Training workshop 2: March/April 2009; Location: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST); Kakamega, Kenya; Trainer-facilitators: Mr Opiyo Makoude and Ms Joyce Njango Mwaura