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International Public Access Radio (IPAR): Public Broadcasting Service Airtime
International Public Access Radio (IPAR) is a service provided by NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association. It offers airtime on a public access broadcasting service platform using our mainstream World Radio (Shortwave) and AM/MW frequencies and via Internet streaming audio at special low rates. If you have a regular daily or weekly program of 15 minutes or more, you can reserve airtime on any available frequency with powers of 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 kW to Europe or any country in the World. Contact us today for more information or get a quote online.
Broadcast your Public Radio station or your own program on World Radio
On Shortwave, you can join our International Public Radio Service at any time. If you already have a public interest, talk, feature or news radio program or are broadcasting on non-commercial radio on a local or national radio station, we can carry (relay) your program on our International Public Radio network.
International Public Acces Radio (IPAR) is a public access radio service provided by NEXUS-IBA and available to any individual program producer, community radio, micro radio, or non-religious organisation interested in distributing their radio programs to a WorldWide audience.
If you are an individual program producer or would like to be one, we can create your own radio station or own Internet radio stream.
When you join us on IPAR, you will take advantage of our broad international coverage and reach a worldwide audience on Shortwave and over the Internet (streaming) with just one low-cost package.
Promote Freedom of Expression and Human Rights around the world: no censorship
International Public radio reaches new horizons internationally.
Most of our programs reach across the digital divide into regions in the world that are not covered by Internet, digital, satellite, or other radio or TV terrestrial broadcasting service.
We support any existing free speech radio movement in providing global coverage to anyone who has a message to air to any target. We reach conflict zones across Internet firewalls and countries. We reach out to any country where there is no freedom of speech or freedom of press or information, is censored or in tight control of governments.
International Public Radio
We use a wide range of directional and omnidirectional antennas to cover any preferred target area worldwide with a powerful signal that anyone in the target area can hear with small, portable, inexpensive radio receivers that may also be battery or solar cell operated.
We may also have available slots on satellite radio & TV covering local, national or international audiences in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the Pacific from time to time.
Air your Talk Radio show or Podcast on World Radio & live streaming
Via IPAR, you can air any talk radio program or discussion about topical issues. We offer our powerful transmitters to bring your program across the digital divide to any country and continent.
Talk radio programs consist entirely or almost entirely of original spoken word content rather than music, carried on World Radio (Shortwave) and our main Internet streaming channels.
International Public Access Radio (IPAR): a re-broadcasting service available also to any small program producer
According to the European Commission: “Fake news proliferates, disinformation threatens democracy and efficient governance. There is empirical evidence that false news is spreading significantly faster, deeper, and more broadly than true ones. An MIT study found that the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to 1,000 – 100,000 people, whereas the true ones rarely reached more than 1,000 people.“
Since 1979 NEXUS-IBA has been supporting Free media, Free speech, Free press, Freedom of speech around the world, “Free radio” movements, community radio, micro radio, talk radio, pluralism of information, including first-hand news with a strict policy against fake news or misinformation on our radio stations, TV and on internet streaming channels.
As well as most of our broadcasters, we offer unique and first-hand information, not otherwise available on other Internet or local stations, without government, corporate, religious or any other type of censorship.
Against fake news and disinformation
Since 1988, and especially in times of regional war, peace, political, social or religious instability, our programs have been heard on Shortwave radio (World Radio) across the digital divide, iron curtains, firewalls, beating the fake news and using the latest technologies against jamming and government censorship, i.e. Russia & Eastern Europe, Cuba, ex-Yugoslavia, Middle East, China, Nepal, East and West Africa, Asia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Cameroon and in many other African countries, as a first-hand, independent and unbiased source of information.
Broadcast first-hand news and feature programs to any country worldwide
NEXUS-IBA has been the preferred Shortwave media outlet for several International media organisations since 1988. United Nations Radio, UNESCO Radio and other International media services have chosen our NGO to bring first-hand news and feature programs where other media channels could not reach, in time of war, political uncertainty, human rights violations or in case of natural disasters.
Anyone with an important message or first news information can access our media to reach any country in the World.
Reporting Human rights violations in the World
Similar political situations exist still in some countries and may affect people rights to free access to information in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. For example, millions of people living in certain East and West Africa areas have limited access to uncensored information in their local languages (i.e. Oromo, Hausa, Amharic, Bambara, Yoruba, Igbo, Arabic, English).
In Cameroon, journalists have been jailed on charges of fake news and the right to free speech is seriously undermined in many countries. Free speech is not allowed on local radio, TV, and the Internet is often blocked or censored by some governments or in war or regional conflict zones.
Shortwave radio is still the only media that can reach any country far away, with no such limitations to free speech imposed by regional or national governments.
All programs on our radio stations and any media channel we operate are broadcasted worldwide or to target countries without any censorship. We also promote first-hand information on our broadcast media channels and over the Internet.
Public Radio Broadcasting on global Shortwave Radio
Are you or your organisation under the restriction of broadcasting any legitimate radio or TV program to a country under a dictatorship or authoritarian regime, perhaps where a crackdown on journalists silences the Free Press, and fundamental freedoms are at stake every day?
Is your audience under strict Internet control, Internet firewalls or censorship, or in a country that does not grant fundamental democratic rights and the right to peaceful protest? Do you wish to get a non-violent message of hope across any region in the World exercising your own freedom of expression granted by the constitutions of most Democratic Countries where we operate from?
Then contact us and learn how you can broadcast your own radio program on IPAR (International Public Access Radio) on Shortwave and online streaming.
International Public Access Radio targets
NEXUS-IBA has been working with international organisations like the United Nations and UNESCO, and other NGOs to get their message across any boundary, literally flying over countries and territories and landing to your desired target from abroad. We are using powerful transmitters and highly directional antennas outside the target country that cannot be controlled or blocked by authoritarian or dictatorial regimes.
All radio and TV programs originated from our transmitters on behalf of any program producer, international organisation or radio station are aired unabridged, as-is, without any censorship, to most areas of the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, Pacific in English, German, French, Spanish and any other local language or dialect.
On Shortwave, satellite and via Internet streaming we can reach with a strong signal, often, bypassing internet firewalls & local government censorship, any country in the world, including:
Any specific target in the World may be reached using powerful Shortwave transmitters up to 300 kW and directional antennas; on World streaming radio 24/7 and on AM / Medium Wave (in Europe) we can reach local communities in any language.
On satellite radio & Television, we can also use anti-jamming satellites, which are not controlled by International organisations who are friends to dictatorial or oppressive regimes.
What type of program can I broadcast on IPAR?
If you are a non-religious (individual) small radio program producer, you can access special rates and slots in our media.
Since 1979 our dedication to the concept of free expression and freedom of speech through our microphones has remained unchanged, with a policy of non-interference in content, except in cases where it may violate the Italian or European law.
As a result, our programming is quite diverse. It includes everything from music to religion, international news and public affairs, philosophy, culture, human rights, women, talk-radio, politics, business features, science and technology, music and old radio drama.
Do you have a podcast or radio program that could interest an international (global) audience? Join our IPAR Public Radio network today!
In which languages does IPAR broadcast?
Although most of our broadcasts are in English, we also broadcast in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Irish, Russian, Arabic and other vernacular languages.
The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, were using the Internet. In Africa, only approx 35.2 % of the population (Dec. 2017 data) had Internet access, according to Internetworldstats.
Using (analogue) Shortwave Radio, we outreach across the digital divide in Africa, Asia & the Pacific, where Shortwave is still a viable and cost-effective media, both from the broadcaster and listener point of view. Analogue Shortwave receivers are available starting at US$ 30 online and less (US$ 5-10) on-street market prices in Africa.
Some Christian organisations provide listeners in rural areas with free-of-charge bulk radio receivers operated by a rechargeable battery, solar cells, or hand crank dynamo, which also provide emergency flashlights and recharge mobile phones is no electricity available (Crank Dynamo Solar Emergency Shortwave Radio Receivers).
Besides Arabic, French and English we broadcast to African listeners speaking local languages, i.e. Oromo (50 million people), Amharic (17 million) or Swahili language (120 to 150 million) in East Africa, as well people across the borders of Nigeria, Cameroon and Benin speaking Igbo (24 million people), Yoruba (19 million), Hausa (18.5 million), Pidgin English (4 million), Kanuri (3 million), Ijaw (2 million), Fulfulde (1.7 million), Ibibio (1.5 million) and Edo (1 million).
When and where will be my program broadcast?
IPAR uses high power broadcasts through the facilities of NEXUS-IBA and IRRS-Shortwave. We offer broadcasters and program producers a single point of contact via our Network Control Centre (NCC) for relaying services to Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia/Pacific and the Americas.
We can reach as far as Australia and the Pacific with transmitter powers of 150, 200, 250 and 300 kW and very directional antennas on Shortwave producing millions of Watts of Effective Radiated Power (ERP) into the desired target. We also reach listeners in Europe on AM / Medium Wave.
We also offer Internet radio streaming services, that can use your existing web radio or TV signal, and bundle it with our WorldDirector service that may circumvent censorship operated by countries blocking Internet access.
IPAR programs have dedicated slots on our programming, usually separate from Christian programs and often on different frequencies. IPAR programs are currently aired on Shortwave and AM/Medium Wave to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. However, listeners in other parts of Africa, Asia, the Pacific or the Americas may pick up our signal via live internet streaming or on the air whit favourable propagation to those areas.
All programs are also aired on our streaming channels live 24/7. Our members are welcome to use our players on their websites or link to our pages to live streaming our programs.
How to start your own radio station
Whether you wish to reach your global targets on Shortwave, Satellite or wish to set-up your own local radio station, we can help you build your 24/7 streaming radio channel.
Even if only less than 50% on average in the world has decent and low-cost Internet access, using our stations and streaming media at the same time can be a cheap and effective way of reaching a large segment of the population in urban and rural areas.
Owing or starting your own radio station can be challenging. Streaming and using NEXUS-IBA Shortwave facilities can be very cost-effective and help you reach your desired target area or population very quickly.
International Radio for Disaster Relief (IRDR)
Shortwave radio broadcasting can also be used in case of disaster and helps deliver humanitarian assistance to populations that may be dispersed over a large area, often unreachable by other means of communication.
In cooperation with the HFCC and other international organisations, dedicated Shortwave (HF) frequencies have been set aside to be used in emergencies.
NEXUS-IBA is prepared to set up any emergency broadcasts on Shortwave, with a very fast turn-around time. Audio programs can be delivered live or as MP3 files without using satellite links.
International Radio for Disaster Relief (IRDR) comes to local community stations and international relief or humanitarian organisations to support communities in times of natural disasters and emergencies.
Radio programs, such as news bulletins, feature programs or alerts targeted to any particular area in the world can be broadcasted from our broadcast centres at high power using directional antennas on dedicated IRDR Shortwave frequencies.
Our IRDR service is available for short periods and available on short notice for Humanitarian Relief purposes. You are allowed to extend it on a continuous or long term basis on regular Shortwave frequencies. You can also check the ITU web site for additional information on Emergency Telecommunications.
Please contact us for more details on IRDR.
I am a Christian program producer, a preacher, a Church: can I air via IPAR?
NEXUS-IBA supports freedom of religion. We promote the freedom of any individual or community in any country to manifest their religion or belief in worship, practice, teaching and observance without government influence or intervention.
Like many people and most nations, we support freedom of religion and consider it a fundamental human right.
Please check European Gospel Radio (EGR) for more information if you are a Christian or religious program producer.
NEXUS-IBA helps religious broadcasters and Christian program producers fulfil their mission in reaching any audience worldwide, on radio, TV, satellite and the Internet.
Our media channels bridge the digital divide, reducing the disadvantage in accessing first-hand information freely and easily in developing countries. We reach large audiences in Asia and Africa, especially on Shortwave radio and satellite. Traditional media (press, FM radio, TV) or digital media on the Internet cannot reach.
I represent a non-religious organisation: can I air via IPAR?
IPAR is also available to nonprofit, non-commercial organisations with a turnover of less than €50,000 (or: US$ 50,000 for organisations based in the USA). You will have to send a signed form to satisfy these conditions when you apply for IPAR airtime.
Please notice that you do not have to submit such a form if you are an individual, non-religious program producer.
Any more questions?
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is an association of broadcasters and independent program producers and is officially recognised as a United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). For more information, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership is open to all broadcasters and program producers, in any language, with no discrimination.
Cost of airtime at IPAR rates will be billed by special agreement by our sponsors Milano Ventures Ltd.