Reviews

Bangladesh
“In Bangladesh 14 community radio station have agreed to exercise the community radio continuous improvement toolkit (CRCIT) developed by UNESCO Chair on Community Media. I am pleased to inform you that BNNRC would like to translate and adapt in Bangla in collaboration with the Bangladesh Press Institute(PIB). We would be very happy if you can send us final copy as soon as possible.” — AHM Bazlur Rahman, CEO, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC). 

Hungary
“Thank you very much for the article and the toolkit you sent me, both are very useful, I will use them in my publication and in teaching practice too!” — Dr. Gosztonyi Gergely, ELTE University Faculty of Law, Hungary.

Germany
“There are many things in CRCIT which are universally applicable. The Free Radio stations in Germany could look into adapting the parameters of continuous improvement in our own context.” — Ralf Wendt, Programme Coordinator, Radio Corax (Halle, Germany)

Zambia
Thank you for this important communication. Community Media is at the core of PSAf’s development communication interventions and this resource [CRCIT] will be helpful in ensuring a vibrant community media sector.” — Lilian Kiefer, Panos Southern Africa.

Uganda
“I have read through the tool kit briefly and realized that it will be very useful to our community stations. We can actually use the tool kit in our capacity building activities under the different projects. I also believe it can greatly supplement the Training policies and manual we plan to develop to help improve capacity of the community media houses.” — Lynn Najjemba, Panos Eastern Africa.

Kenya
“Indeed this is a very useful tool for community media in Kenya. Currently, one of the challenges community media are facing are funding, content generation and overall media management skills and knowledge. With devolution of media taking shape at the county level, I see an opportunity for community media because they are already established at that level. This toolkit is timely in the Kenyan media landscape. The content is relevant for purposes of strengthening community media in Kenya.” — Clement Njoroge, Panos Eastern Africa.

“Thank you very much for the toolkit. I would like to confirm to you that the kit is very relevant not only for East Africa but also the entire world. It will be the first of its kind in the region and in the world at large. It will also act as a reference material for scholars in the area of community radio broadcasting a specialization which hasn’t been explored accordingly.” — Jonai Wabwire, Kisii University, Kenya.

“East African Community Media Network (EACOMNET) with the approval of national networks in respective countries expresses interest to collaborate in the adaption and implementation of the CRCIT in Eastern Africa. The toolkit is important as it will supplement efforts being undertaken by national networks to improve the capacities of community radio stations and practitioners in various key areas related to the sustainable development of community media.” — Njuki Githethwa (KCOMNET, Kenya] and Jimmy Okello [COMNETU, Uganda]

Tanzania
“We will appreciate to receive V.2.0 of CRCIT because UNESCO and COMNETA [Community Media Network of Tanzania] are moving into strengthening the sustainability of community radios through high quality content generation and programming; reviewing policies and guidelines; promoting governance; discussions around content sharing and networking; and joint revenue generation through the network as well as financial accountability. CRCIT will really boost our efforts.” — Al-Amin Yusuph, UNESCO Dar es Salaam

“As COMNETA would like to build on successful case studies and best practices of others, adapting a toolkit like CRCIT designed in the interest of community media would be a good start. I welcome the idea of a collaborative venture. I would be happy to use and adopt the toolkit.” — Joseph Sekiku, Chairman, COMNETA