Why Community Radio
Free Flow of Information for Sustainable Development
Scope for Marginalized to Rise Their own Voice
Creating Scope for Exchange of Dialogue & Social Debate
Engaging Rural People for Production & Broadcasting Livelhood Contents
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…
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone can go the distance based on their ability; being a woman is no obstacle
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