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Capacity Building for Local Radio Staff to produce community programme, February-March 2013, Cambodia

22.03.2013

As the illiteracy rate is still high in Cambodia, radio is the most used medium of the rural people to receive information. Almost every family in the provinces owns a radio set.  Although provincial radio stations exist in more than 10 provinces in Cambodia, their main content and programming are the relayed programmes from the Radio National Kampuchea (RNK) in Phnom Penh.  Indeed, most of the programmes do not serve the needs of the local communities since the information needed by the provincial people is different geographically. The purpose of this project is to develop community media by equipping and upgrading the skills of the existing provincial radio staff to be able to produce sustainable community-based radio programmes that will best serve the interests and needs of people in the 10 Cambodian provinces. 

From this training, 30 provincial radio staff will be able to produce better quality and more relevant community- based radio programmes to fit the needs and interests of the marginalized, disadvantaged and ethnic people in Cambodia. Resource books in local language (Khmer) on production of community radio programmes and start- up kits for radio producers/ reporters, including digital audio recorders, headphones, radio, 4GB flash drives, bag, sets of notebook and pens will also be given to the participants.

The training will be organized by the Department of Media and Communication (DMC), under the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the first and only academic ground for communication, journalism, and formal media education in Cambodia and Cambodia Communication Institute (CCI), initiated by UNESCO in 1993. CCI has been and continues to be committed to train Cambodian working journalists, editors, media and communication officers who have not received prior formal education in journalism. CCI regularly organizes various training workshops for working professionals on the topics of media and journalism.  In-house training (18th – 22nd February, 2013), On-field training (25th Feb – 15th Mar, 2013), In-house training, (18th – 22nd Mar, 2013)

UNESCO provides financial and monitoring and evaluation supports to the training and the project.

Contact: Ms. Kannapat Kanpakdee, <k.kanpakdee@unesco.org>