[cr-india] Application Deadline Extended : FREE/DEM Democracy Institute

Ashish Kumar akumar at ideosyncmedia.org
Thu Aug 14 07:48:30 CDT 2014



 
FREE/DEM Democracy Institute 
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 August 2014 
 
At the request of some CR stations which have been experiencing technical difficulties in submitting the application form for FREE/DEM Democracy Institute, the deadline to submit applications for the FREE/DEM Democracy Institutes has been extended by two weeks. The new deadline now is Saturday, 30th August, 2014 by midnight.

Places at the FREE/DEM institute will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis for complete applications - and there are now limited seats left! So please call us if you need any assistance in completing the application form for submission. We hope this extension will now facilitate the widest possible participation of the CR stations, and allow those CR stations which could not access the original call for applications to now follow up.

The original call for applications is repeated below for
          convenience. Looking forward to receiving your applications at
          the earliest!

The FREE/DEM team
free.dem at ideosyncmedia.org
Landline: +91-129-4064883/5883


******ORIGINAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS*******

 
CALL FOR APPLICATION
FREE/DEM
Democracy Institute


Ideosync Media Combine announces the first Democracy Institute for Community Radio in India. As part of the Democracy Institute, CR stations are invited to send in an expression of interest to be trained in creating innovative research-based, relevant and contextual radio programs that inspire community participation and action in local governance processes. 
A series of three training institutes will be held across
            the country on a zonal basis, with each institute involving
            a 3 - 4 day residential training workshop on democracy,
            governance and RTI.

The workshop will be conducted by Ideosync Media Combine in
            partnership with mentors from various civil society
            organizations working on democracy issues, including RTI and
            strengthened and transparent local governance. The training
            institutes will be conducted in the last quarter of 2014.
 
Eligibility Criteria
 
FREE/DEM Initiative invites all operational CR stations across India to send in their Expressions of Interest. The application is open to all the CR license holders who have received at least one Wireless Operating License (WoL) from the Dept. of Telecommunications, and belong to any of the four categories below:
 
	* Educational institutions
	* Non-Governmental Organisations
	* Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)
	* State Agriculture University& ICAR institutions
 
Preference will however be given to CR stations who can demonstrate:
·         Regular broadcasting for at least one year or more as on 1st July 2014
·         Grassroots
community engagement with respect to the content development and management processes;
·         CR stations who can demonstrate representation of women and members from marginalized communities among their reporters;
·         Reporters’
competence in making basic programs on development themes
·         Have a membership on Community Media MANCH which will be a key training and mentoring part of this training and mentor-ship program. To sign up on MANCH please visit www.manch.net.in
 
All Expressions of Interest must be submitted on the attached form and will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. Community Radio Stations who have worked on democracy, governance, and RTI may be selected as peer supporters for the institutes.
 
The Institute will cover fooding, travel by rail and stay related costs on a twin sharing basis for all participants. Participants completing the training will be awarded certificates. Select CR stations 
 
 
from among those participating may be offered the chance to be a part of the extended project, including receiving programme production support, mentoring from Ideosync Media Combine, and the chance to conduct on-ground activities on the institute themes within their local communities. 

If your CR Station would like to attend, please send your
            completed Expression of Interest form by email to free.dem at ideosyncmedia.org. Forms should be completed in English only. In case you need any assistance in completing the application form please call Ideosync at 
0129-4064883/4065883/4131883 and speak to the FREE/DEM team
 
Alternatively, you may print out and courier/Speed Post your forms to:
 
Ideosync Media Combine
No.1381, Sector 37
Near HUDA Market
Faridabad – 121003 – Haryana
 
Please write ‘EoI – FREE/DEM’ clearly on top of the envelopes. Incomplete or illegible forms may not be considered for selection. 
 
LAST DATE FOR RECEIVING COMPLETED FORMS: Midnight on 15/08/2014 (Note: Now revised to 30/08/2014!)

 
Looking forward to vibrant Democracy Institutes for CR!
 The FREE/DEM team at Ideosync Media Combine

 




P Ashish Kumar   
Programme Officer
 Ideosync Media Combine 

1381, Sector 37
 Faridabad - 121003

 Haryana - INDIA
 Tel: +91-129-4064883/4065883
     Mobile: 09849950897 

 Telfax: +91-129-4131883

  web: www.ideosyncmedia.org
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