The workshop would involve about 50 community broadcasters from 25 stations across India.
The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has collaborated with Election Commission of India (ECI) to hold a three-day workshop on 'festival of democracy' in the city from February 22. The workshop would involve about 50 community broadcasters from 25 stations across India.
The goal of this workshop is to brainstorm on key themes and strategies for influencing the local communities and spreading awareness about the dos and don’ts for voters. ECI’s activity will be promoting voter education and electoral literacy through community radios around the country for the ensuing elections.
Vinod Pavarala, Head of UNESCO Chair on the Community Media at UoH, said, "After the capacity-building workshop in Hyderabad, participants will head back to their stations and make 100 hours of radio programs collectively. The set of themes should be related to voter education in over 10 different languages, including - Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu and Urdu."