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Community Media in Bangladesh

Pioneering, Connecting & Empowering voices for Change [Strengthening Community Radio in Bangladesh to fight poverty and promote development.] Overall objective of the Project : to strengthen the capacity of community radios in Bangladesh as sources of information on important issues affecting the lives of marginalized groups and as platforms to…

Project Supported by:
EU-Community Media Bangladesh
Project Implemented by:
Free Press - Community Media bd BNNRC - Community Media Bangladesh
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To produce quality content (program) on issues of development and poverty reduction: women rights, health


To do advocacy and raise awareness on the importance of community radio for inclusion of weak and marginalized groups.


To facilitate dialogue between communities and local and national governments.


To raise awareness and promote active use of the Right to Information Act as a tool to expose wrongdoing and fight corruption.

Latest Events

Training Workshop to become Peer Reviewer on Community Radio Continuous Improvement Toolkit (CR –CIT) started in Dhaka

  • Date: 11 May 2016. Venue: YWCA (1 st Floor), Mohammadpur. Dhaka.
    For building capacity of Community Radio Broadcasters in self-assessment process by using the ‘Community Radio Continuous Improvement Toolkit [CR CIT -version- 2.0’ ] a three day long training-workshop is being started from 11 May, 2016 at YWCA Meeting Room in Dhaka. This program will be continued till 13 May, 2016 including a field visit of a radio station (Community Radio Bikrampur). The workshop is being facilitated by Prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media, Dr. Kanchan K. Malik, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Faculty Fellow, UNESCO Chair on Community Media, University of Hyderabad and Dr. Vasuki Belavadi, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Faculty Fellow, UNESCO Chair on Community Media, University of Hyderabad while Syed Kamrul Hasan, Coordinator, Knowledge Management of BNNRC served as co-facilitator of the workshop. It can be mentioned that these (3) facilitators have developed and introduced the toolkit in India. Later BNNRC has made the Bangla version and customized it on the context of Bangladeshi situation so that the toolkit would be used and practiced by the community radio practitioners of Bangladesh.

Latest News

Community broadcasters are now connected for Community Radio Operation through Digital Recording and Editing Training Course

WSIS Prize 2016 "Before participating in the online training course organized by National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMC), I did not have any idea, even could not imagine that editing and recording of radio programs could be done......

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6th UN World Radio Day 2017 was observed with a Colorful Rally, Discussion Session and Cultural Programs in Bangladesh

WSIS Prize 2016 All radio stations like Government Broadcasting, Private Broadcasting and Community Broadcasting were prepared them for celebrating the day 6th time in Bangladesh under the leadership of Bangladesh Betar.....

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Bangladesh will celebrate World Radio Day 2017

WSIS Prize 2016 6th UN World Radio Day 2015 is going to be observed in local and national level in Bangladesh on 13 February 2017. In the meanwhile, all radio station like Public Service Broadcasting, Private Broadcasting and .....

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Community Radio in 7th Five Year Plan: FY 2016-FY 2020 in Bangladesh

WSIS Prize 2016 Community Radio in 7th Five Year Plan: FY 2016-FY 2020 – Accelerating Growth, Empowering Citizens, Planning Commission, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.....

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What Communities are Saying

fellow of Community Radio Padma

The same people I once thought were aggressive, dirty and mean, I now know after working with cleaners and char-dwellers that you should never judge anyone from a distance.

fellow of Community Radio Mohanonda

I think there's proper environment for women to work in the media. All they need is courage and the right mentality. I think every women should be aware and self-dependent.

fellow of Community Radio Chilmari

Speaking on her first day's experience Jany says, It felt very different. I was scared, but everyone at the radio was encouraging me. But from my first day till today, I have hed no bad experience.

fellow of Community Radio Jhenuk

Our community is small, everyone knows everyone, so if a girl is assaulted, I cannot bring it up even concealing her identity, in fear of her social position being marred. It really bothers me.

fellow of Community Radio Borendro

When I'd come home late after joining the radio, my neighbors passed comments. It saddened me. But now neglected, oppressed and repressed women are. And I have also learned that women have to be educated and aware of their rights.

fellow of Community Radio Borendro

Anyone can go the distance based on their ability; being a woman is no obstacle

Our Community Radio

Community Radio in Bangladesh- Creating Opportunities for Voices for Rural People.

BNNRC Strives for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)

Poverty Development by Community Media
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BNNRC Strives for Achieving UN World Summit on The Information Society(UN WSIS) Action Plan