Community Radio for Creating Communication Channels: Theoretical Musings Emanating from Himalayan Rural Locales

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Community Radio in South Asia Reclaiming the Airwaves

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Chapter 16 examines how the Himalayan communities whose youth are mobilised by the Tehri Dam and Chipko movements have indigenised the seeming globality of climate change to help their communities during recurrent disasters, especially floods. The author studies community radio sites that assert identity and agency of local youth from the Tehri Garhwal region to serve as indispensable intermediaries when floods paralyse life in the region. She suggests that unless the CR sector is recognised as a close ally of local and national governments, climate change and disaster cannot be mitigated, nor communities made resilient.

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