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Community Radio in the Twenty-First Century

Edited By Janey Gordon

In the twenty-first century, community radio is fulfilling an increasingly important role in the world’s mediascape. This book documents the ways in which community radio broadcasters and activists are using the medium in countries around the world to challenge political corruption, aid the transition to political democracy and broadcast voices that are otherwise unheard. The contributors to the volume are academics and practitioners from five continents, many with first-hand experience of community radio. Each chapter demonstrates the pivotal role that small radio stations can play in developing, sustaining and invigorating communities. The book charts campaigns for the legalisation of community radio and relates them to a theoretical context, while providing illustrations and examples from community radio stations around the world.


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Janey Gordon Introduction 1 Section One Activism and Community Radio 5 Peter Lewis ‘It’s Only Community Radio’: The British Campaign for Community Radio 7 Brandy Doyle Low Power Community Radio in the US: The Beginnings, the First Ten Years and Future Prospects 33 Lisa Brooten When Commercialism and Militarization Prevail: Examining Community Radio in the Philippines 55 Evan Light From Pirates to Partners: The Legalization of Community Radio in Uruguay 77 S. M. Shameem Reza From Elite Perceptions to Marginal Voices: Community Radio in Bangladesh 97 viii Janey Gordon Community Radio, Mobile Phones and the Electromagnetic Spectrum 115 Section Two The Theoretical Context 131 Kerrie Foxwell The Rise of Community Mass Media: Some Implications for Classic Media Theory 133 Donald R. Browne What is ‘Community’ in Community Radio? A Consideration of the Meaning, Nature and Importance of a Concept 153 Susan Forde and Michael Meadows Facilitating Public Conversations: The Role of the ‘Citizen’ in Community Radio and Alternative Journalism 175 Nick Rubin Music Based Community Radio as Alternative Media 199 Michael Huntsberger ‘My Show is a Public Service’: How Values of Free Expression and Professionalism Inf luence Community Radio Organizations 221 Section Three Community Radio in Practice 243 Mary Traynor Ducking the Party Line: Lessons in Community Radio from Laos and China 245 ix Gabriella Velics The Changing Situation of Hungarian Community Radio 265 Kennedy Javuru Community Radio in East Africa: For or By the Community? 283 Last Moyo Community Radio and Cultural Citizenship: Ref lections on Radio Islam and...

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