Starting a Local Radio Station: A Manual for Afghanistan

Year of production: 2011

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This manual describes the process for starting a local radio station—the organization of community support and planning, equipment needs, programming strategies, business growth and sustainability and journalistic ethics and standards. This manual does not insist that you follow a set of rules, but it does offer important guidelines about what things you might think about, why they are important and how you can learn from the experiences of other communities in other parts of
Afghanistan and the world.



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