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Jim Ellinger <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:46:54 -0500
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Dear Community Radio Colleagues-  (Spanish, French follow...)

The first community radio station in Malaysia, *Bario Radio,* in the remote
central highlands of Borneo, has had it's technical sign on, and is 
to start regular community-based radio programming soon!

I will catch up with the British team from *RadioActive* one week from 

If you would like to be on our update list, via TravelPod, please 
respond ASAP.
It will be easier to manage lists, etc. while still here in the States. 
Internet connectivity
is still spotty in the "Heart of Borneo" region.

Latest from Bario, Borneo
Jim- Good to hear from you.
 > We are here in Bario - the radio is now on broadcasting a test 
transmission and all is going well so far! <
We have pretty reasonable internet here during the day, which has been 
great. It can get cold in the evenings so definitely bring a warm top 
and a raincoat and mosquito spray (not too many mosquitoes here though).
Max, RadioActive, Bario, Borneo

Thank you,
jim ellinger
*Austin Airwaves Borneo Project*
previously on Austin Airwaves...

*Estimados colegas de la radio de la comunidad *
La primera estación de radio de la comunidad en Malasia, *Radio de 
Bario*, en el telecontrol las montañas centrales de Borneo, han tenido 
it' la muestra técnica de s encendido, y está esperando ¡para comenzar 
la radio basada en la Comunidad regular a programar pronto! Alcanzaré el 
equipo británico a partir de la una semana radiactiva de hoy. Si usted 
quisiera estar en nuestra lista de la actualización, vía TravelPod, por 
favor responda CUANTO ANTES. Será más fácil manejar listas, el etc. 
mientras que aún aquí en los estados. La conectividad del Internet es 
todavía manchada en la región.

Chers collègues de radio de la Communauté
La première station de radio de la communauté en Malaisie, *Radio de 
Bario*, dans l'extérieur les montagnes centrales du Bornéo, a eu it' ; s 
technique se connectent, et prévoient pour commencer la radio à 
caractère communautaire régulière programmer bientôt ! Je rattraperai 
avec l'équipe britannique de l'une semaine radioactive d'aujourd'hui. Si 
vous voudriez être sur notre liste de mise à jour, par l'intermédiaire 
de TravelPod, svp répondez AUSSITÔT QUE POSSIBLE. Il sera plus facile de 
contrôler des listes, etc. tandis que toujours ici dans les états. La 
connectivité d'Internet est encore tachetée dans la région.

*Malaysia Gets Its First Community Radio Station*

September 26, 2011, Kathmandu. *Bario Radio, the first community radio 
in Malaysia,* will broadcast in the Kelabit language from November 2011. 
The non-profit radio station will be managed by eBario Sdn Bhd, the 
operator of the award-winning eBario rural tele-centre.

On September 21, 2011, The Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) 
organized a dialogue in Miri to discuss the station's policies and 
practices. The discussion was participated by the promoters and 
supporters of Bario radio from Bario and Miri. The World Association of 
Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC was represented by Suman Basnet, 
Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific. Suman spoke about the state of 
community radio in Asia Pacific with focus on best practices and 
challenges. The dialogue was aimed at stimulating public debate among 
the stakeholders on policy formulations and related practices that would 
allow further applications of community radio stations in Malaysia. It 
aimed at initiating a momentum for the wider deployment of community 
radio stations in Malaysia as a means of achieving the national 
development goals.

According to Unimas Institute of Social Informatics and Technological 
Innovations Director Professor Alvin Yeo, the station would reach out to 
people in remote areas in Sarawak, initially around Bario. Speaking in 
the discussions, Professor Ye mentioned that the Bario community radio 
would create awareness among policymakers on the need of Malaysia's 
indigenous people, particularly the Kelabits, to have their own media to 
overcome their vulnerability and marginalization. "The dialogue will 
raise awareness and understanding of guidelines for implementation among 
potential adopters of community radio stations," said Yeo.

Bario Radio has received support for initial establishment from the 
International Fund for Agriculture Development and Centre of Excellence 
for Rural Informatics. The station  will mainly broadcast in the Kelabit 
language and will be managed by community volunteers. The license to 
broadcast to Bario Radio was granted under a new policy by the Malaysian 
Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Please visit http://www.ebario.org/ for further information.

AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the 
community radio movement in over 110 countries, and advocating for the 
right to communicate at the international, national, local and 
neighbourhood levels. AMARC has an International Secretariat in 
Montreal. It has regional sections in Africa, Latin America and Asia 
Pacific and offices in Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Brussels, and 
Kathmandu. For more information, please contact Suman Basnet, Regional 
Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, [log in to unmask] or 
visit www.asiapacific.amarc.org <http://www.asiapacific.amarc.org>.