Greetings from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC). BNNRC is in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
We are pleased to present the Directory of Community Radios in Bangladesh. Now 14Community Radio Stations are on-air in the country, aiming to ensure empowerment and right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting altogether 120 hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities. Around 536 Youth Women & Youth are now working with those Stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters.
The Directory will serve as an easy reference of Community Radio Stations in Bangladesh to Development Partners, Officials of different Ministries of Government, Academia, Researchers, Media, and other professional groups working or taking interest on issues of community radio for development in Bangladesh.
It is sincerely hoped that the information and short profile of community radio stations in Bangladesh will be useful to many different users in Bangladesh and abroad.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has been struggling for the last 12 years to open up the community media (including Community Radio, Community Television and Community film) and giving focus on its vital role as voices of the voiceless people. BNNRC has been addressing the community radio & community TV access issue for over a decade, almost since its emergence in the year 2000, helping to bridge the information gap of rural Bangladesh.
The reality of today is that the bondage between the community people and local-level community radio stations are getting strengthened day-by-day. Community Radio has now become their part of life. Community Radio becomes the instrument for the livelihood battle of the rural people.
We have now started advocacy with the Government of Bangladesh to open up community television. We hope that, community television will come into being within a short time.
We invite you to join in our STRUGGLE!
With Best Regards,