New Delhi, January 24: Government announced that community radio stations will not be allowed to air any political programmes. India being an expanse land of diverse cultures ‘community radio’ is been set up to serve the rural community to broadcast the tribal problems and make their voices heard through it.
Community radio will not be able to broadcast any programmes related to news and current affairs which are political in nature. On the other side they can use the content provided by ‘All India Radio’ which will be free of cost. The content related to sports event, traffic and weather, local cultural events, career, employment opportunities will be allowed to air on the community radio stations.
Following are the clauses in the guidelines for Community Radio given by Information and Broadcasting Ministry: