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Fact Check: Message attributing Radio Garden to ISRO goes viral again

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New
Delhi,
Jun
23:

The
Indian
Space
Research
Organisation
(ISRO)
is
hub
for
space
technology
which
pursues
space
science
research
and
planetary
exploration.

Now
a
message
has
gone
viral
claiming
that
ISRO
has
developed
a
radio
portal
called
Radio
Garden.
This
enable
people
to
listen
to
stations
from
across
the
world.

Fact Check: Message attributing Radio Garden to ISRO goes viral again

“Dear
all,
list
to
world
wide
radio
from
ISRO.
When
you
click
the
link
you
can
see
the
globe
rotating.
There
are
green
dots
on
which
you
simply
touch
and
you
can
start
listening
to
live
radio
from
that
place.
Simply
amazing,”
the
viral
message
reads.

Incidentally
this
is
the
second
time
that
such
a
message
has
been
in
circulation
and
has
been
busted
by
fact
checkers
in
the
past
as
well.

OneIndia
checked
on
the
internet
to
see
if
ISRO
has
come
up
with
something
like
this.
We
were
unable
to
find
any
reports
relating
to
the
Radio
Garden
developed
by
ISRO.

However
we
found
a
website
called

Radio
Garden

based
in
Amsterdam,
Netherlands.
It
was
designed
and
developed
by
Studio
Puckey
and
Moniker
in
2016
and
was
commissioned
by
the
Netherlands
Institute
for
Sound
and
Vision.
Radio
Garden
enables
to
listen
to
several
radio
stations
live
from
various
countries.

We
also
searched
for
Netherlands
Institute
for

Sound
and
Vision
.
It
says
that
Radio
Garden
is
the
outcome
of
Transnational
Radio
Encounters
a
research
project
on
the
influence
of
radio
on
transformational
forms
of
culture
and
identity.
This
project
is
financially
supported
by
the
HERA
Joint
Research
programme.

After
searching
further,
we
found
an
article
in
the

Guardian

which
said,
the
app,
the
brainchild
of
the
Amsterdam-based
studios
Puckey
and
Moniker.
launched
in
2016.
It
was
originally
commissioned
as
a
temporary
project
by
the
Netherlands
Institute
for
Sound
and
Vision
as
part
of
research
looking
at
how
radio
has
fostered
“transnational
encounters”.
It
started
out
as
a
a
web-only
offering,
but
has
been
available
as
an
app
since
2018.

When
this
claim
had
gone
viral
in
2017,
The

New
Indian
Express

had
reported,
Radio
Garden
is
a
portal
that
connects
about
8,000
stations
around
the
world
and
broadcasts
it
to
anyone
willing
to
listen.
Although
the
ISRO
has
plenty
under
its
belt
for
any
Indian
to
take
pride
in,
the
Radio
Garden,
sadly,
isn’t
one
of
them.
The
PIB
Fact
Check
also
said
that
this
claim
is
fake
and
no
such
radio
portal
has
been
developed
by
ISRO.

We
did
check
the
ISRO’s
website
as
well,
but
found
no
information
about
Radio
Garden.
Hence
we
concluded
that
the
claim
that
Radio
Garden
was
developed
by
ISRO
is
false.

Fact
Check

Claim

ISRO
does
us
proud
by
setting
Radio
Garden,
a
portal
which
enables
you
to
listen
to
several
radio
stations

Conclusion

ISRO
has
nothing
to
with
Radio
Garden
and
it
is
a
Netherlands
based
portal
enabling
you
to
listen
to
several
radio
stations

Story first published: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 14:04 [IST]

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