After many years of publishing news regarding indigenous peoples in print, the cultural paper program expanded to include voice media and Radio Kotagiri was inaugurated in 2013 at the Keystone Foundation Campus. Radio Kotagiri was started to empower the people, particularly the tribal communities, to improve the social, environmental and economic status of the indigenous communities of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve by enabling them to find their own voice via the medium of a community radio.
The community radio works as a tool for documenting indigenous oral tradition. The initial target group was also expanded to include majority communities and overcome barriers of culture and language between indigenous groups. Most of the broadcast is in Tamil and tribal dialects. The Radio reaches out to listeners within a 15-kilometre radius around Kotagiri town.
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