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Enabling Media Access for a Community's Self Expression


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Workshop on Lessons Learnt organised by CEMCA with the support of Ford Foundation on August 8,2013 in New Delhi

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Enabling Media Access for a Community's Self Expression

  1. 1. ENABLING MEDIA ACCESS FOR COMMUNITY’S SELF EXPRESSION JULY 2011-AUGUST 2013 Supported by Ford Foundation Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia
  2. 2. GENESIS  A suggestion from MIB to step-up the CR licence application support that CEMCA was already engaged in to meet the ever increasing queries and requests for support  Centre set-up with Grant from FF in July 2011  A dedicated facilitation team  Enhanced on-line application support  Other value additions  Toll-free number  An outreach centre at Shastri Bhawan premises in February 2012
  3. 3. THREE KEY INTERVENTION AREAS  Infrastructure support  CCFC- Facilitation Desk (CEMCA /SB)  Toolkits ( EPG and SAT)  Web-based Support ( ; )  A toll-free number 1800-11-6422  Capacity Building  Internships  Support nodal institutions  Advocacy  Spectrum issues – Two international consultations held
  4. 4. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES  Support to C R S Cell , MIB  Follow-up with applicants with pendency (e.g. LOI Squatting; GOPA signed -not operationalized; submission of reports for C R Compendium, etc).  Answering queries in response to release of advertisements in newspapers  Digitise applications submitted off-line  DAVP Empanelment
  5. 5. AREAS WHERE APPLICANTS NEED SUPPORT  New applications to MIB is still complicated for some applicants(on-line and attachments). Nearly eighty per cent go back for corrections)  Once LOI is issued, support required through subsequent stages  Bottle-necks- FA, SACFA, WOL  Two major hurdles: lack of adequate information and status updates from WPC  Renewals of licences (lot of confusion since November 2011 regarding fee revision)  DAVP Empanelment
  6. 6. CCFC HAS CREATED  Systematic ways of approaching various stages of licence procedures (e.g. formats for application of FA )  Good documentation procedures for follow-up with applicants  A team of experienced facilitators  A support team through internships and a facilitator network – in North east-an underserved area and Maharashtra-which has a good network of operational CRS (8)  A trusted brand
  7. 7. WALKING THE TALK  Encouraging New Applicants  Walking though the application process  DAVP Empanelment  Total 36 - through CCFC 29  In process-12 – through CCFC 11  Newly empanelled 17 ( on 30.07.2013)  Internships  Individual 21  Institutions: CRF; DEF; IGNOU; NGO (8); CRS-(7)  Institutional internships – GU/CRA ; FTII
  8. 8. NEW AREAS FOR EXPLORATION  Periodic follow-up workshops for applicants through different stages in coordination with CRS Cell, MIB (every quarter)  Setting up a procedure for better coordination between MIB and WPC through regular updates (e.g. Monthly)  Synergising Open Houses at WPC with CR Cell and Facilitation Centre representatives  Building capacities of community women in CRS management  Fellowships for study visits for Facilitation team and CRS representatives
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention