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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 Radio Serabela 98.8 received the prestigious Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2017

WSIS Prize 2016 Community Radio Serabela 98.8 of Gaibandha District in Northern part of Bangladesh has received the prestigious Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2017 in the category Radio News Reporting from.......

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Three Community Radio Stations in Bangladesh included in Finalists of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2017

WSIS Prize 2016 The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Program Department has announced the finalists for the ABU Prizes 2107 on the ABU website. Three Community Radio Stations in Bangladesh included in Finalists.......

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WSIS Prize 2016 Two Community Radio Stations Community Radio Padma 99.2 and Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 of the country have received the Bangladesh Press Institute (PIB) – Access to Information-(A2I) Media Award 2017......

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Dalit youth & youth women in Community Radio: the beginning of a new era for reducing Inequality of Voice Poverty in Bangladesh

WSIS Prize 2016 Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is implementing its Community Media Fellowship Program for Dalit youth & youth women in Media and Journalism aiming to ensure the access of Dalit ......

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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

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