The One to Watch: Radio, New ICTs and Interactivity

The cases presented in this book are among the first examples of the convergence of radio and new ICTs for development, and the book underscores the significant potential of the combination. This book is not concerned with how individuals or communities can interact with radio stations or the Internet via instant polling, phone in radio programmes or remote broadcasts from the town market.

Bhutan's Media Impact Study

This study charts the progress and development of the media in Bhutan and identify key issues that need attention. This study focuses on the impact of traditional mass media - primarily print, broadcast, and film/music - as well as the new multi-media – Internet. It proposes a number of recommendations drawn from an analysis of Bhutan’s experience with the media. The recommendations are also placed in a global perspective, the experiences of other countries that are very relevant to Bhutan as it joins the information society.

The Media & the Information Society

This publication highlights the importance of the media in general, and further to create greater awareness of what can be done to help media promote the concept and goals of the Information Society. It covers main three topics: mass media as a fundamental part of the Information Society; mass media as a channel for debating and shaping the Information Society; and the key issues and challenges.

Communication for Development: A medium for innovation in natural resources management

The document presents, through stories and examples, the experience of many people and projects worldwide where communication methods and approaches have been applied to address NRM problems. These lessons will help decision makers, planners and practitioners understand why and how communication for development activities can support sustainable natural resource management and rural development efforts.

The Impact of the BBC World Service Trust's Afghan Woman's Hour: Results from a National Survey in Afghanistan

This report is an evaluation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service Trust (WST) radio project Afghan Woman's Hour (AWH). Broadcast since January 2005, AWH seeks to empower women by broadcasting programming on gender issues in the two main languages of the region, Dari and Pashto.

Voices of Change: Strategic Radio Support for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

This paper provides a summary of the scope of radio's involvement in underpinning sustainable livelihoods, realizing rights, human development and the broader goals and targets of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. It challenges donors to increase support to the radio sector, which for many poor men, women and children in the developing world continues to provide the essential information lifeline.

Digital Video: Sharing Lessons for Poverty Reduction

This paper reflects findings of ENRAP’s experiences in the use of digital video a as tool for development over the period April 2004 to February 2006. It answers the following questions: How could a short training o­n digital video spread over 10 days support poverty alleviation activities? Would this help improve awareness and appreciation of the medium? To what extent could it build skills, if any? What kind of post-training support would be required and what mechanisms need to be put in place to ensure this? What kind of financial and other support would be needed for the equipment?

Bhutan Information, Communications and Media Act 2006

The Act provides: functions, responsibilities and powers of the Ministry of Information and Communications; the establishment of the Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority; provision of ICT facilities and ICt services; provisions relating to radiocommunications; provisions relating to media issues; provisions relating to cyber issues such as e-governance, e-commerce, consumer protection and online privacy; and offences, penalities and legal proceedings.

The Act is available in English and Dzongkha