Thursday, 22 April 2010

[creative-radio] Bangladesh : 12 Community Radio stations have Clearance - first time in Bangladesh

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From: AHM Bazlur Rahman <>
Date: 22 April 2010 06:20

Bangladesh: 12 Community Radio have Clearance first time in Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), since its
inception, has been advocating with the government and with other
organizations for the promotion of Community Radio to address critical
social issues at community level, such as poverty and social exclusion,
empowerment of marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic process in
decision making and ongoing development efforts.

Today afternoon (3:15 pm ) Initially Ministry of Information, Government
of People's Republic of Bangladesh has approved 12 Community Radio
Initiators for installation and operation of community radio in Bangladesh
first time. To ensure free flow of information and people's right to
information government enacted Right to Information Act 2009. Community
radio approval is a strong step to empower people in this regards.

The main objective of community radio is to provide livelihood related
information to the rural communities in an understandable way. Agriculture,
education, health, disaster, women and child issues, market price, services,
etc. will be cover in the community radio for the community people.

Initially government approved 11 Initiators like Young Power in
Action(YPSA) - Sitakunda, Chittagong, Nalta Community Hospital- Satkhira,
LDRO- Bogra, BRAC- Moulivi Bazer, Barandro Community-Naogaon, Proyas-Chapai
Nababgonj, CCD- Rajshahi, Srizoni- Jhinaidhah, EC Bangladesh- Munsihigonj,
MMC- Barguna and RDRS- Kurigram.

One government organization to install and operate Rural Radio in Amtali
under Barguna district, a rural community radio will be established by
Agriculture Information Service of the Agriculture Department of Ministry of

AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)

House: 13/1, Road:2, Shaymoli, Dhaka-1207
Post Box: 5095, Dhaka 1205 Bangladesh

Phone: 88-02-9130750, 88-02-9138501
01711881647 Fax: 88-02-9138501-105

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