Strengthening of alternative community media outlets.

Venezuela (République bolivarienne du)
National Commission of Telecommunications (CONATEL), an agency under the control of the Ministry of Communications.
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:

To address the following needs in a comprehensive manner: to furnish, train and ensure the economic viability of alternative community media outlets throughout the country, and help consolidate the National Public System of Alternative and Community Media. 

Périmètre de la mesure:
Nature de la mesure:
regulatory, financial, institutional
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:

The project is meant to increase the use of telecommunications and provide widespread access to them, until they become a springboard for development through the following couple of measures:

To see that organized communities are constantly serviced and community media initiatives in process are followed up.

To assist groups interested in the project in their administrative processing, and help ease their incursions in the field of free-to-air community radio and television broadcasting as non-profit organizations. 

The ultimate goal is to foster the process through which independent media content is generated, and strengthen popular spaces for communications by providing training, technical and financial assistance, as well as technical equipment.

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

Between 2013 and 2016, close to 500 visits took place to provide comprehensive technical consultancy to more than 120 communities interested in the alternative community media program, including 30 training sessions. 

Furthermore, assistance was provided to 156 communities and 21 visits took place to develop projects to apply for a broadcasting license.  

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

The project receives an average of US$ 25,000 per year, from the regular national budget and supplemental appropriations.

Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels
Arts numériques