National Conference of Community Radio is concluded by promulgating 10 points Surkhet declaration. The conference was organized by Association of Community Radio Broadcasters’ (ACORAB) Nepal on 13-14 February 2019 in Surkhet, capital of Karnali Province of Nepal. 300 participants including the representatives from the community radio (either chair person or station manager), policy makers, representatives of CSO networks, local government representatives, academics, development partners, and other concerned stakeholders from media and community media sector were participated in the conference.
Different thematic discussions were conducted and concerned expert expressed their view as panelists in the discussion. Community Radio for Promoting Equality and Good Governance has been selected as a principle issues for interaction and discussion. In addition to the main theme, the following theme were selected for discussion:
This conference inspired the participants to shift the communication and broadcasting message priority from political agenda to social, economic and technological development aspects. The best practices on promotion of equality and good governance carried out by the media and community radios was shared. New approaches and ideas were explored and discussed to reshape the community broadcasting priority in future. All the participants of the conference were discussed for effective communication for promotion of peace, equality, good governance and incorporation of the messages in community radio contents. The participants understood and internalized, how the community radio contents can bring the positive impacts on the daily life of the people as well as local government planning process if the messages are properly delivered.