CAMECO Facilitates Debate on Participatory Income Generation of Community, Local Radios


The Catholic Media Council (CAMECO) is facilitating an online debate on how to generate income towards achieving financial sustainability of community and local radios. The theme of the debate which starts on Monday, March 31, 2014 and ends on April 10, 2014 is ‘Income Generation, a central aspect of Community Radio sustainability’.

Participants will discuss and exchange very practically on income generation with participation as the special entry point. The group debates will be organized on LinkedIn  with regular twitter feeds, at 12 noon CET on Monday, March 31, 2014, and closed on Thursday, April 10, 12 noon CET.

Participants in the online debate are Community Radio Directors, community broadcasters, including volunteers and boards, as well as community radio facilitators, funders, and civil society activists, academics and development practitioners. The moderator would be community media expert Birgitte Jallov, supported by the CAMECO team.

Moderators will ensure that summaries are provided regularly and central issues shared amongst language groups.

At the end of the debate, a tool kit of methods and techniques to ensure financial sustainability will have been put to the fore, and CAMECO will summarize and share knowledge generated in appropriate ways that can be easily accessed. Form and shape will naturally depend on the process but regular summaries and lead questions will be presented.

A short concept paper is available here

Registration is open for three simultaneous language forums: English, French, and Spanish. To be part of the debate, kindly click on the following links to be part of the various groups.

English language group – Sustainable Radio

French language group –Radio viable

Spanish language group – Radio sostenible

Participants will be admitted to the list in the lead up to the discussion starting Monday 31 March 2014, announced above.

The debate is a follow-up of CAMECO’s research on core issues of community participation in the operations of community and local radios, which began with three online surveys on community participation. Click here for more information.