Community Radio Services In India

Community Radio Services In India

A historic judgment by the Supreme Court in February 1995 paved the way for private players to operate in radio and television broadcasting. After this judgment, Government’s monopoly on airwaves ceased to exist. Campaigns for community radio in India also gained momentum in the wake of this landmark judgment. A UNESCO sponsored workshop, hosted by an Andhra Pradesh NGO, Deccan Development Society (DDS) from July 17-20, 2000 in Hyderabad issued the ‘Pastapur Initiative’ on community radio that urged the government to take its intentions of freeing broadcasting from state monopoly…

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