Community radio: Deutsche Welle partners with IGNOU

Great news just filtered in. According to a report at www.indiantelevision.com Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) to broadcast DW-Radio over campus radio throughout India. DW will also assist IGNOU in training operators for community radio.

As part of the partnership, the Government of India-owned Gyan Vani FM will broadcast DW-Radio programming in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and English over campus radio at 29 associated universities. In addition, Tomorrow Today, the science magazine from DW-TV, will be integrated into the schedule from Gyan Darshan (also state-owned), the educational channel that operates nationwide via satellite and cable. Read the whole story here.

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