Community Radio Forum
Video Volunteers was the secretariat of the Community Radio Forum (CRF) from September 2008 to February 2010, and Stalin K, the Managing Trustee of Video Volunteers, is the former Convener of the forum. He was instrumental in the lobbying efforts, which led to the passage of the community radio broadcasting bill legalizing community radio for the first time in India. He was part of a team that drafted much of the new Community Radio Policy in operation today.
The Community Radio Forum-India is a registered association of community radio broadcasters, researchers and advocates in India. CRF members have played a significant role in shaping and drafting the new community radio policy currently in place. CRF believes in the power of community radio, is committed to democratization of India’s airwaves and works to enable community organizations to set up their own Community Radio Station. The CRF, being a membership-based organization, is the only representative body of community radio practitioners in India.
Community Radio Training
Our Managing Trustee, Stalin K., has been involved in designing, training and producing some of the most successful community radio programs in India. He also helped to setup two of the earliest community radio stations in the country—KMVS and Dang.
Video Volunteers is designing the strategy for Shramik Bharti, an NGO in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, which is setting up community radio programs and training 20 people.
If you are an NGO, with a plan to set up a community radio station and looking for collaboration and partnership opportunities, please write to us about your current work and a sketch of your plan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.