Online radio has a lot of potentiality to raise marginalized people’s voices and create massive awareness on several socio-development issues and policy advocacy as well.
It was expressed in a weeklong Online Radio Broadcasting Training Workshop held from 19 to 23 June at Panos South Asia Media Centre in Kathmandu. Panos South Asia (PSA) is a part of a family of Panos Institute worldwide organised the training workshop.
The aims of the workshop were to provide know-how on the potential of the Internet offers to radio and point them to ways of incorporating it in their respective media outlets’ strategy. Based on hands-on training in digital technologies, the workshop curriculum have covered the issues of distributing material online and the techniques of streaming content to global audiences. Trainees have acquainted with the latest real-time on-line broadcasting technologies, as well as with the fundamentals of digitisation of multimedia input, encoding, compression standards and online audio streaming.
Mr. Kishor Pradhan, Country Representative of Panos Nepal and Mr. Karun Thapa, one of the key ICT & e-media expert of Nepal have conducted the technical sessions of the training. Mr. Sathis, Ms. Dawa and Ms. Katha provided all-out support to successfully arrange the training workshop.
A total of 22 participants comprising broadcasters, journalists, multimedia developers and communication and ICT professionals attended the workshop. The participants where come from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Bhutan and Nepal.
Mr. G M Mourtoza, Director of communication based knowledge centre CCD Bangladesh also took part in the workshop as a resource person.