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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.

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IPAR: Free Speech Radio

As a citizen, you have a right to free speech. That means that you have the right to stand up and say whatever you want, as long as it is not illegal in any other way.

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States prohibits the government from interfering with Freedom of speech, Freedom of assembly, Freedom of the press, Freedom of religion, and the right to petition. The First Amendment, which is part of the Bill of Rights, reads as follows:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

On International Public Access Radio, NEXUS-IBA offers you, as a citizen of the World and any legitimate organisation worldwide, the same right of free expression through International radio to any desired target in the World.

Broadcast your Community Radio station or your own program on World Radio

On Shortwave, you can join our International Public Radio Service anytime. Suppose you already have a public interest, talk, feature or news radio program or are broadcasting on a community radio station or any non-commercial radio or special interest station. In that case, 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. It is 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 use 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 services.

We support any free speech radio movement in providing global coverage to anyone with a message to air to any target. We reach conflict zones across Internet firewalls and countries. We reach out to any country with no freedom of speech, press, or information, censored or in tight control of governments.

IPAR: an international broadcasting platform open to anyone

At NEXUS-IBA, we are committed to promoting freedom of speech and providing a platform for diverse viewpoints.

We do not align ourselves with any political party, so we welcome radio and TV programs from various perspectives and opinions.

We aim to provide a space for open dialogue and discussion where individuals from all backgrounds can share their ideas and express their views. Whether you are a conservative, liberal, democratic, or anything in between, we believe every voice and opinion deserves to be heard.

So if you’re looking for a platform to share your message and engage with a passionate community of listeners, look no further than NEXUS-IBA.

Conservative Talk Radio

Are you looking to connect with a broader audience and grow your conservative radio show?

Our radio station offers airtime to conservative radio hosts. With a loyal listenership and a commitment to providing a platform for diverse viewpoints, our station offers the perfect opportunity to expand your reach and share your message with a broader audience worldwide.

Democratic, progressive and liberal Talk Radio

Are you a democratic, progressive or liberal radio host looking to reach a wider audience and make a bigger impact? IPAR is the ideal platform for progressive voices like yours.

At our station, we help program producers to promote the values of democracy, progressivism and liberalism around the world and promote diverse voices and viewpoints.

We welcome radio programs from all backgrounds, believing every opinion deserves to be heard. Whether you’re a seasoned producer with years of experience or a newcomer looking to make your mark, our team is here to support you every step of the way.

We take pride in fostering a passionate and engaged community of listeners in Europe, Africa, Asia, and worldwide on our streaming channels, eager to connect with like-minded individuals and make a difference.

Internet and media censorship around the World

Some countries censor access to the Internet, making it difficult for residents to access many online services. In other places, firewalls or network monitoring prevent users from connecting to specific sites.

Internet censorship is a significant issue that affects millions of people. As citizens become increasingly connected, some governments find new ways to censor the Internet. Anyone deserves the right to access all the content they want from anywhere in the World.

NEXUS-IBA and International Public Access Radio can reach anywhere in the World. Shortwave is the only media that can reach anywhere across borders and firewalls.

Shortwave radio receivers are inexpensive, portable, dependable, and used almost anywhere. They also don’t require a PC or an internet connection. These sophisticated and inexpensive radios can help tune into all kinds of international broadcasts—including music, news, sports, talk shows and other unique content, i.e. sports. Listeners in Ethiopia, China, Nepal, and many other countries around the World can use shortwave radios to listen to IPAR broadcasts free from government censorship. Moreover, shortwave radio receivers vs satellite dishes are small and can easily remain undetected by local authorities.

NEXUS-IBA, via IPAR and European Gospel Radio, is a nonprofit organisation aiming to bring an alternative voice to those oppressed by religious and political oppression. Shortwave radio has proven to be the most cost-effective and viable means of reaching those who cannot access or afford other forms of media.

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 tiny, 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, the 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. Moreover, empirical evidence shows that false news spreads significantly faster, deeper, and more broadly than true. For example, 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 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 that other media channels could not reach in times 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 still exist in some countries and may affect people’s rights to free access to information in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. For example, millions of people living in certain East and West African 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. In addition, free speech is not allowed on local radio, and 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 medium that can reach any country far away, with no 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 in target countries without any censorship. We also promote first-hand information on our broadcast media channels and the Internet.

We support Net Neutrality and globally distributed audio and video delivery via our WorldDirector network to allow indiscriminate and free flow of information over the Internet and any country.

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 by exercising your own Freedom of expression granted by the constitutions of most Democratic Countries where we operate from?

Then contact us and learn how to broadcast your own IPAR (International Public Access Radio) radio program on Shortwave and online streaming.

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International Public Access Radio targets

NEXUS-IBA has been working with international organisations like the United Nations, UNESCO, and other NGOs to get their message across any boundary, literally flying over countries and territories and landing at your desired target from abroad.

We use powerful transmitters and highly directional antennas outside the target country that authoritarian or dictatorial regimes cannot control or block.

All radio and TV programs originated from our transmitters on behalf of any program producer, international organisation or radio station and 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:

Asia & the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North, Central and South America, Africa, including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Burundi, Cameroon, the Caribbeans, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, East & West Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Lesotho, Libya Malaysia, The Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Oromia Region, The Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, The Gambia, Tigray, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia

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 that are friends with dictatorial or oppressive regimes.

What type of program can I broadcast on IPAR?

You can access special rates and slots in our media if you are a non-religious (individual) small radio program producer.

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 national 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? Then, 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. However, 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. For example, 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 offer emergency flashlights and recharge mobile phones if no electricity is 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 as 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 my program be broadcast?

IPAR uses high-power broadcasts through the facilities of NEXUS-IBA and IRRS-Shortwave. In addition, we offer broadcasters and program producers a single point of contact via our Network Control Centre (NCC) for relaying services to Europe, Africa, the 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 by countries blocking Internet access.

Broadcast to Asia, Africa & The Pacific on International Public Access Radio

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. In addition, our members are welcome to use our players on their websites or link to our pages to live stream our programs.

How to start your own radio station

Whether you wish to reach your global targets on Shortwave or Satellite or want to set up your own local radio station, we can help you build your 24/7 streaming radio channel.

Even if less than 50% of the World has decent and low-cost Internet access, using our stations and streaming media simultaneously 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. However, streaming and using NEXUS-IBA Shortwave facilities can be very cost-effective and help you quickly reach your desired target area or population.

NEXUS-IBA can offer limited airtime on our mainstream audio streaming channels (IRN & All Gospel Radio).

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 for emergencies.

NEXUS-IBA is prepared to set up any emergency broadcasts on Shortwave, with a fast turnaround time. In addition, 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 during 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 on short notice for Humanitarian Relief purposes. You can extend it continuously or long-term on regular Shortwave frequencies. You can also check the ITU website for additional information on Emergency Telecommunications.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details on IRDR.

I am a Christian program producer, a preacher, and 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.

If you are a Christian or religious program producer, please check European Gospel Radio (EGR) for more information.

NEXUS-IBA helps religious broadcasters and Christian program producers fulfil their mission of reaching any audience worldwide on radio, TV, satellite and the Internet.

Our media channels bridge the digital divide, reducing the disadvantage of 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 must send a signed form to satisfy these conditions when applying for IPAR airtime.

Please notice that you do not have to submit such a form if you are an individual, non-religious program producer.

International Public Access Radio is fun, informative and entertaining

Definitely the strongest signal in the European bands

Our dedicated slot from 0900-1000 Central European Time every Saturday morning attracts small program producers from around the World. As you can see from the chart below, our station has the strongest signal in the band.

IPAR via IRRS-Shortwave on 9510 kHz every Saturday morning

The screenshot above, taken from a receiver in the Netherlands, shows typical signal strength in Europe during our Shortwave broadcasts.

Any more questions?

Check our FAQ page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions on IPAR, IRRS-Shortwave, European Gospel Radio and NEXUS-International  Broadcasting Association.

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 ipar@nexus.org. Membership is open to all broadcasters and program producers, in any language, with no discrimination.

The airtime cost at IPAR rates will be billed by a special agreement by our sponsors, Milano Ventures Ltd.

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