GE DIGITAL CAMERAMore than two years took to prepare six community radio in Kyrgyzstan, but the barrier in licensing cause internet broadcasting scenario. EU and the UN project supports the opening of community media, decided to take advantage of mobile technologies for the production and dissemination of rural programs. The advent of force majeure suspends of broadcasting licensing for new community radios in Kyrgyzstan, since October 2013.Mr Ernis Mamyrkanov, Expert, Mediaconsult Public FoundationConsultants of Media Consulting Foundation prepared to launch six community media – completed registration in the judiciary and provide a platform for obtaining a license. The project was carried out active work to promote the Association of Community Media in lobbying the issue of making in the Kyrgyz Law “On Television and Radio Broadcasting” the new concept of the Community Media Organizations.”The project selected six communities (Jamaats) from 6 regions, who had tried in 2012 to get a license for broadcasting and frequency assignment to open a radio station, but failed because of the administrative barriers in registrations. Project consultant helped to prepare for six community associations platform for broadcasting licenses. But in connection with the adoption of the Kyrgyz parliament the new Law “On licensing system in the Kyrgyz Republic ” in October 3, 2013, the procedure for obtaining a license suspended for an indefinite period. Accordingg to State Communication Agency: “Once issue of licenses to resume – all six community radio stations serving its applications for a license.”On 29-30 July 2013 in Bishkek was held seminar on the basics of registration for heads of community radio broadcasters. Seminar informed and clarifies the basics of registration, of legal entities, the legal conditions for functioning of radio. Participants were introduced to the basics of the law and the requirements to the statutes, the contenders for the license.In the period before and after the seminar personal consultation allocated to each of six community media leaders via e-mail and phone to re-register the organization as a legal entity and registration the community radio as the media, as well as advice on the basics of licensing.MediaConsult Public Foundation in cooperation with Association of Community Media (ACM) are lobbying the new concept “community broadcasting’ into the Kyrgyz Law “On Television and Radio Broadcasting”. In cooperation with ACM formulate the article of the law defining the status of community radio and television. This thesis was framed as a suggestion and officially submitted to the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic. Draft amendment currently under consideration by public authorities.Proposals made to amend the existing norms of the Law “On Television and Radio” in determining the status of the public broadcaster. The draft amendment is adopted, but is considered by public authorities without enthusiasm.Most of the public meetings to discuss the development of community media were held in the framework the EU and UN joint social justice project supported by UNESCO. In addition, during discussions on the possibility of changing the rules on public broadcasters often quoted UNESCO recommendations, which helped to promote the interests of community media.“Due to the advent of force majeure in the form of suspension of broadcasting licensing, our organization will continue to own advisory support participants after the start of the licensing procedure . As our organization intends to bring the issue before the end of lobbying in the current law making additions and changes on community and the public broadcasters.” said Ernis Mamyrkanov, Expert of Mediaconsult Foundation Given that the project will be completed in October 2014, the EU and UN project management team decided not to wait for receiving analogue licenses. Station will use mobile ICTs for the production and distribution of digital audio narrowcasting programs based on CMC equipment provided by DW Aсademy.UNESCO Almaty providing special mobile software for receiving of audio podcasts produced by CMCs to villagers.A activity had done by MediaConsult Public Fund within the project “Operationalizing good governance for social justice in Kygyzstan” which was launched in October 2011 and is carried out within 36 months to October 2014. The project aims to increase the capacity to implement the just rights of citizens to public services, especially for vulnerable groups – women, youth and children in 30 rural municipalities in seven regions of Kyrgyzstan . This project is implemented by UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and UN Women. The European Union participates in the financing of this project, together with the above-mentioned UN agencies.10.04.14Source: Communication and Information –


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