[cr-india] cr-india Digest, Vol 113, Issue 19

Rahul Shrivans rahulshrivans at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 13:09:39 CDT 2014


Hello
The news from AIR are national. 
How can there be a local connect??
The same news can be any ways be seen on all national TVs.
Allowing Local connect news on CR can definitely transform the local lives if local issues raised. 
There are enormous issues in every community like dugged or bad road conditions, hospital issues, social conflicts, mannerisms, jewelry snatching, crime issues, child abuse and labour, accidents, domestic violence, women issues, pollution, mal nutrition, education, social awareness etc. 
These issues need to be locally handed by local reporting. And the best easy to connect medium is, but obviously CRS. 

We had already addressed such social local issues in a little different manner on CRS called "(Are Koni Aiktaye ka??) Whose Listening",  where we had invited calls from locals about their issues and our RJ-Reporters approached them to record their bytes. Then we also approached the concerned authorities for their bytes. Both were aired on CRS.
Localities gave great response.  
 
Endorsed ban on independent news on CR must be removed.
 
Regards,
Rahul Shrivans (BFA-advertising, DISCM, DSE - Mumbai)
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Today's Topics:

   1. Re:  TRAI endorses ban on independent news on CR (Arti Jaiman)
   2. Re:  TRAI endorses ban on independent news on CR
      (Kanchan K. Malik)


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Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:15 +0530
From: Arti Jaiman <arti at trfindia.org>
To: Vinod Pavarala <vpavarala at gmail.com>,	"cr-india at sarai.net"
	<cr-india at sarai.net>
Subject: Re: [cr-india] TRAI endorses ban on independent news on CR
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Extremely disappointing.?


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From: Vinod Pavarala <vpavarala at gmail.com> 
Date:29/08/2014  18:48  (GMT+05:30) 
To: cr-india at sarai.net 
Subject: [cr-india] TRAI endorses ban on independent news on CR 

Dear all:

The TRAI recommendations on community radio are now out in the public domain. Here is a quick summary of the key points:

TRAI has expressed its reluctance to recommend broadcast of independently produced news by CR stations. This is based on fears of 'misuse' and 'lack of monitoring'. It, however, endorses broadcast of AIR news. This is indeed a setback, although TRAI says the issue can be re-visited after MIB puts a monitoring mechanism in place. TRAI's 2004 recommendations were actually more liberal.
On other issues, it reinforces the current issue of licenses for a period of 5 years, and recommends renewal for five-year periods, with the requirement, for first time renewal, of verification of adherence to terms of the original license, and, for a second-time renewal (at the end of 10 years) of a systematic evaluation mechanism (including self-evaluation). ?This sounds fair enough.
On advertising, TRAI is of the opinion that the current 5-minute time limit is adequate. It has, however, heeded to the pleas by stations that they be allowed to offer rates lower than DAVP fixed rates to attract local, small-time advertisers.
On emergency broadcasting during disasters, TRAI sounds sympathetic to the long-standing request from the sector that the Government needs to demonstrate some flexibility in relocation of transmitter of a station already functioning in the region or to set up emergency transmitters where none exist at present. However, TRAI has stopped short of recommending anything concrete, except for asking NDMA to develop detailed guidelines.
On various types of CRSs under the current licensing regime (campus, community, KVK/AU, etc), TRAI felt that as the sector is still growing, this may be too early to create sub-categorization of licenses (although it may become necessary in the future).
On our usual complaint about licensing procedures, TRAI took cognizance of the delays at the WPC end resulting in much frustration and suggested that MIB set up an online single window by integrating all the steps up to the signing of the GOPA. If this can be done, many potential applicants will find the process much smoother.
Please share if you think I have missed anything significant in the recommendations.

best,
Vinod

-- 
Dr. Vinod Pavarala
Professor of Communication &
UNESCO Chair on Community Media
Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication 
University of Hyderabad
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046
Phone: +91-40-23135501/23011553
http://www.commuoh.in/
http://www.uccommedia.in/
http://www.communityradioindia.org/

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From: "Kanchan K. Malik" <drkanchan07 at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [cr-india] TRAI endorses ban on independent news on CR
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Only unaltered AIR news on CRS is a big disappointment indeed! People can
tune in to AIR for that - they do not need a CRS.

Also not sure why they think CRSs would 'misuse' this facility? Has all the
'monitoring' of news channels by MIB ensured that all news in the public
domain is not 'misleading'?

However, I liked their analysis of the duration of advertisements (and the
ensuing recommendation of flexibility to offer lower rates to the local
businesses).

The section on Sub-categorisation of CRS also sums up some of the crucial
issues related to the distinction in the 'focus, objectives, content,
funding, and outlook' of community, campus and KVK radios. However, the low
numbers in each category is the reason stated not to carry out this
exercise at present. Hope it will happen in good time?


On 29 August 2014 23:46, Arti Jaiman <arti at trfindia.org> wrote:

> Extremely disappointing.
>
>
> Sent from Samsung Mobile
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Vinod Pavarala
> Date:29/08/2014 18:48 (GMT+05:30)
> To: cr-india at sarai.net
> Subject: [cr-india] TRAI endorses ban on independent news on CR
>
> Dear all:
>
> The TRAI recommendations on community radio
> <http://www.trai.gov.in/WriteReadData/Recommendation/Documents/CRS_-_Reco_-_final_29_Aug_2014.pdf>
> are now out in the public domain. Here is a quick summary of the key points:
>
>
>    1. TRAI has expressed its reluctance to recommend broadcast of
>    independently produced news by CR stations. This is based on fears of
>    'misuse' and 'lack of monitoring'. It, however, endorses broadcast of AIR
>    news. This is indeed a setback, although TRAI says the issue can be
>    re-visited after MIB puts a monitoring mechanism in place. TRAI's 2004
>    recommendations were actually more liberal.
>    2. On other issues, it reinforces the current issue of licenses for a
>    period of 5 years, and recommends renewal for five-year periods, with the
>    requirement, for first time renewal, of verification of adherence to terms
>    of the original license, and, for a second-time renewal (at the end of 10
>    years) of a systematic evaluation mechanism (including self-evaluation).
>     This sounds fair enough.
>    3. On advertising, TRAI is of the opinion that the current 5-minute
>    time limit is adequate. It has, however, heeded to the pleas by stations
>    that they be allowed to offer rates lower than DAVP fixed rates to attract
>    local, small-time advertisers.
>    4. On emergency broadcasting during disasters, TRAI sounds sympathetic
>    to the long-standing request from the sector that the Government needs to
>    demonstrate some flexibility in relocation of transmitter of a station
>    already functioning in the region or to set up emergency transmitters where
>    none exist at present. However, TRAI has stopped short of recommending
>    anything concrete, except for asking NDMA to develop detailed guidelines.
>    5. On various types of CRSs under the current licensing regime
>    (campus, community, KVK/AU, etc), TRAI felt that as the sector is still
>    growing, this may be too early to create sub-categorization of licenses
>    (although it may become necessary in the future).
>    6. On our usual complaint about licensing procedures, TRAI took
>    cognizance of the delays at the WPC end resulting in much frustration and
>    suggested that MIB set up an online single window by integrating all the
>    steps up to the signing of the GOPA. If this can be done, many potential
>    applicants will find the process much smoother.
>
> Please share if you think I have missed anything significant in the
> recommendations.
>
> best,
> Vinod
>
> --
> Dr. Vinod Pavarala
> Professor of Communication &
> UNESCO Chair on Community Media
> Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication
> University of Hyderabad
> Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046
> Phone: +91-40-23135501/23011553
> http://www.commuoh.in/
> http://www.uccommedia.in/
> http://www.communityradioindia.org/
>
>
> Join the Community Radio Forum.
>



-- 

*Dr. Kanchan K. Malik*

Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Faculty Fellow, UNESCO Chair on Community Media

Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication

University of Hyderabad

Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046

Phone: +91-40-23135506 (O)

           +91-990-858-2613 (M)
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