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Very good piece.
A consortium of4 NGOs has set up
this Himalayan kingdom's first community radio -
'Radio Everest' - to spread messages related to development, environmental protection and cultural harmony. If
the experiment turns out to be a success, the consortium
hopes to support similar NGOs in rural area& to set up
radio stations in their own communities. However, the
project has not found much support from the country's
labyrinthine bureaucracy, which is afraid of losing its traditional control over th@ electronic media. (IPS)