Strengthening of community and public radio

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This project seeks to strengthen community and public interest radio stations, as well as stakeholders in audio production and management so that they promote the participation and expression of different community sectors, the recognition of the country's cultural diversity and peace building.

This is achieved by the following strategies:
# Incentive for broadcasters, networks and content creators linked to the country's Community and Public Radio Stations, as well as independent producers for the creation of collaborative projects, radio programs, series, podcasts and different formats that express the country's cultural diversity and enable citizen participation. This is done through scholarships from the National Incentives Programme.

# Implementation, in alliance with networks, community and public broadcasters, and groups of audio producers, of initiatives of training and exchange of knowledge that seek to strengthen the competences of content creators on issues related to local culture, heritage, and respect for the public good, among other topics.

# Dynamization of alliances for the exchange and emission of radio and audio content.

# Provision of institutional channels and platforms for the promotion and access to content produced by creators and by community and public interest radio stations in the country.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Between 2018 and 2019 the results are as follows:

* Twenty-seven incentives delivered between 2018 and 2019 for the production of programs by Citizen Radio Stations, series about rural Colombia, collaborative radio and podcast projects. Ten community and public radio stations and 18 communication groups were beneficiaries of these incentives. Two hundred and seventy-two radio programs were produced within the framework of these incentives.

* Seventy-eight university radio stations from 57 institutions in 21 cities throughout the nation have benefited from support for the XV (2018) and XVI (2019) meetings of the Network of University Radio of Colombia - RRUC. Twenty-one radio programs from the "Convergemos Radio" series were produced and broadcasted with the support of university radio.

* Two hundred Colombian radio stations participated in the XII International Radio Biennial, an initiative promoted by Radio Educacion of Mexico, Radio Nacional of Colombia and supported by the Communications Directorate of the Ministry of Culture in 2018. Fifty radio experts from 12 countries contributed their knowledge within the framework of the XII International Radio Biennial. The event included eight talks, six workshops, three interviews, a conference, three comparative experience exchanges and a laboratory.

* Forty (40) people among content creators, directors and agents participated in the National Meeting of Public and Regional Radios in 2018.

* Thirty-five audio productions made by indigenous communicators for the series "Sweet word, wisdom of the mother tongue". Eight indigenous producers, from the same number of towns, were linked to this production process.

* Seventy radio producers from 36 community radio stations benefited from training sessions.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Cooperative Network of Community Media of South Santander – RESANDER
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Antioquia University
Public Sector
Network of University Radio of Colombia - RRUC
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
National Radio of Colombia / RTVC
Public Sector
Unimedios. National University of Colombia
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Community Radio Stations and Broadcasting Networks. National Indigenous Organization of Colombia - ONIC
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Public interest broadcasters of Colombia
Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa FLIP
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
National Indigenous Organization of Colombia - ONIC
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales