Glossary Terms

Definition of the terms we use.

Community Media: Community media is any form of media that is created and controlled by a community, either a geographic community or a community of identity or interest. Community media is separate from commercial media, state run media, or public broadcasting.

Education: an enlightening experience.

Exercise: an activity carried out for a specific purpose, in this case to achieve a specific learning output.

Free Radio, Community Radio, Associative Radio refers to organisations offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting. Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. They are generally nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media.

Input: Contribution of experience, information or a comment or viewpoint.

Lecture: an educational talk to an audience.

Microphone: an instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy variations which may then be amplified, transmitted, or recorded.

Mixing or Sound Desk: a console where sound signals are mixed during recording or broadcasting.

Mobile Radio/Outside Broadcasting Technology: It refers to refer to wireless communications systems and devices which are based on radio frequencies, and where the path of communications is movable on either end.This can take the shape of a mobile studio in a vehicle, or other technological settings such as audio over IP applications or apps on mobile phones that allow broadcasting to take place from locations outside the studio.

Pilot Training: pilot training, also called a feasibility study or experimental trial, is a small-scale, short-term experiment that helps an organization learn how a large-scale training might work in practice.

Radio: It refers to the transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves of radio frequency, especially those carrying sound messages, and in our case to the activity or industry of broadcasting sound programmes to the public

Radio Landscape: the economic, social, legal and regulatory framework that define the recognition, licensing and broadcasting realities of a geographical area.

Radio Studio: A radio studio is a room in which a radio program or show is produced, either for live broadcast or for recording for a later broadcast. The room is soundproofed to avoid unwanted noise being mixed into the broadcast.

Recording device or audio recorder: a device that records sounds so that they can be heard again.

Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

Target Group: the group people tho which training is addressed. In the case of community media, where training is trainee-centered, the learning is focused on the needs of each trainee in order to provide better results.

Trainee: a person undergoing training to learn new skills.

Trainer: a person that delivers training.

Training: the action of facilitating individuals/groups to learn new skills. Learner-centered training means that the training conforms individually to each trainee. It accommodates their individual learning styles, their varying level of academic ability and pre-existing knowledge, and their location and time constraints. It puts the trainee at the center of the training process. Figuratively, it makes the trainee’s voice the prominent voice in training.

Training Module: Training modules are a way to structure training manuals. They serve as a guide for the trainer and trainees. Training Modules can also document procedures and best practices and provide checklists for evaluation while standardise skills accomplishment.

Technique: skill or ability in a particular field.

Vision impairment: Visual impairment or low vision is a severe reduction in vision that cannot be corrected with standard glasses or contact lenses and reduces a person’s ability to function at certain tasks.