|Opportunity to Participate in New Media Technology Training Workshop: Online Radio Broadcasting Training Workshop
Panos South Asia (PSA) is a part of a family of Panos Institutes worldwide that encourages and facilitates public discourse on a wide range of issues, particularly those that have a direct impact on the least privileged and most marginalized sections of society. Panos works through media to bring neglected subjects to the fore in developmental debate, so as to give a platform for voices and perspectives, which are often rendered voiceless in the public sphere.
In this endeavour, besides other activities, Panos facilitates the capacity building of media and other communication practitioners to use new media technologies to raise marginalized voices and perspectives in development. The Internet as a 'new media' has become a major arena for traditional broadcast media. Internet based radio is proving an attractive field for traditional electronic broadcasters. Despite bandwidth limitations in South Asia, the Internet already enables radio stations and other communication practitioners to distribute their radio programmes in broadcast quality beyond their immediate geographic confines.
Panos South Asia (www.panossouthasia.org) is organising a 5-day South Asian regional ‘Online Radio Broadcasting Training Workshop’ for media and other communication practitioners in South Asia, from 17- 21 March 2008 at its Media Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The workshop aims to provide know-how on the potential 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 will cover the issues of distributing material online and the techniques of streaming content to global audiences. Trainees will become 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.
Broadcasters, radio producers/reporters, editors, web masters, web editors, bloggers, pod-casters and other communication practitioners, especially, but not necessarily associated with radio media from South Asian countries wishing to attend this training workshop may apply by 15 February 2008 by e-mail to
PSA will cover all related costs of participation, including travel, for selected participants from the region. Your application should contain a brief resume and less than 300 word write-up stating your experience on 'new media'. Also, how by participating in this workshop it will enable you or your organization to enhance your work to give a platform for voices and perspectives which are often rendered voiceless in the public sphere.
PSA will respond ONLY to selected applicants by 22 February 2008. Telephone and other solicitations will not be entertained.