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Dead Sea Declaration Gives boost to Community Media in MENA region

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than 120 community radio activists from 14 Arab countries gathered at the lowest spot on Earth to talk about the challenges of producing, broadcasting and sustaining community owned media, especially radio.

Courageous Community Broadcasters Get Push in Cairo

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Young, courageous and entrepreneurial Arab broadcasters are not waiting for government change.

Big Changes on the FM Dial: FCC Okays More Community Radio Stations

Rep. Mike Doyle | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Doyle

In the midst of this fall's all-consuming fiscal cliff debate, the Federal Communications Commission is about to make a little-watched decision that could have a tremendous impact on the way people in the United States get news.

"My Experimental Life": An Interview With Bill Siemering (Part One)

David Galenson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Media
David Galenson

"Listeners could hear the saw at the Bethlehem Steel factory and hear workers changing shifts; hear a little bell at the Pillsbury factory and street sounds and airplanes coming in. The idea was that natural sounds could be heard as music and you could check what the city sounded like over time."

Arab Spring Activists Inspired to Capture Airwaves

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.15.2012 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Palestine's experience of capturing airwaves in a period of transition was of extreme interest to media activists from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Fort Meyers Man Fights FCC For His Pirate Radio Station

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 03.17.2012 | Miami

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mild-mannered community activist Albert Knighten found himself in handcuffs last month when police and federal agents raided ...

Haiti: Seeding "Reconstruction" or Seeding Destruction?

Jane Regan | Posted 07.01.2011 | Green
Jane Regan

About a month ago, a team of journalists in Haiti released a nine-article study of a massive seed distribution that took place after the earthquake la...

College Radio: You Will Be Assimilated

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tracy Rosenberg

College radio is part of the diverse package of community media voices around the country that keep the radio waves open to the public, training millions of young people in technology.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Kill Community Radio

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

The Mr. Smith in question is Gordon Smith, who is persuading his former colleagues to use a rolling series of secret holds to keep a bill off the floor that would create thousands of new hyper-local community radio stations.

Towards A Just Communications System: Pacifica Radio and the Never-Ending Battle

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

I often hear, as a Pacifica Foundation board member that terrestrial radio in general and Pacifica radio in particular, is irrelevant. I would make t...

What DID They Mean by That? A Week of Truthiness and Media

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

Ever had one of those weeks where the distance between what was said and what was done stretches way out into the blue yonder? In my job as director o...

Guatemalan Ex-guerilla Trades Gun for Microphone

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy L. Barnett

After nearly a decade on the front lines, Tino was assigned to La Voz Popular, the short-wave radio station that transmitted the voice of the Guatemalan resistance.

KOTO: Community Radio in Telluride Fights Extinction

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

KOTO, the community radio station in Telluride, Colorado, is one of the few stations left in the U.S. that is completely free of commercials and personal underwriting.

Jordanians' Public Broadcasting Challenge

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Despite winning the license to privatize, Jordan has failed to create a legal environment or introduce traditions that encourage and improve public service broadcasting.

Jordanian Government Rejects Jordan Valley Women' Radio

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Women from the Jordan valley produce programming from their community. We are able to do what appears to be an illegal act in a totally legal way.