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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC) is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited with World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) of the United Nations and UN WSIS prize winner 2016 and Champion 2017. BNNRC's outreach extends to local, national and international forums for communicating Knowledge for Media.
BNNRC’s approach to media development is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive, and it takes into account the challenges and opportunities created by the rapidly changing media environment in Bangladesh including community radio development giving voices for the voiceless.
We are pleased to inform you that a Community Media: Digital Peoples’ Colloquium - Shaping the Future of Media, Information & Entertainment in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution(4th IR) to be organized by the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The program will be held on 12-13 December 2108 PM at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Topkhana Road, Dhaka 1000 with the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Bangladesh and Free Press Unlimited.
As you may know, we have already entered in a new generation of technologies – namely the Fourth Industrial Revolution
(4th IR). This new generation of technological advancements is merging our physical, digital and biological worlds unlike any time before. This is a huge transformation for the world including Bangladesh and again a big challenge for us as well.
This transformation is a pace where there are unbelievable uncertainty, transition, and controversy. This transformation will change the relationship between the individuals to individuals, governments to governments and institutions to institutions that will affect the global, national and local system of governance system and way of living.
The shaping the future of the media, information and entertainment world will also be a new phenomenon in this era of the fourth industrial revolution. This new form can’t be untouched our community media. So question is - what will be the impact of the fourth industrial revolution in our community media and how we will survive?
In this reality, we need to think about the way forward that will make the role of community media stronger and in an appropriate manner for the development of education, creativity, and re-skilling of rural people. Thus, we will be able to deal with the challenges of community media, information, and entertainment in the era of the fourth industrial revolution.
The purpose of this Colloquium is to upgrade the leadership and responsibility of the society as well as to realize the difficult nature of the fourth industrial revolution standing on the idea of a number of ideas. Besides to know and understand how to prepare for adaptation by identifying the changes in community media in this context of the fourth industrial revolution.
The shaping the future of the community media, information and entertainment In the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution no longer can be regarded as unreal or, any science fiction. It is very important for us to identify the possible changes and challenges that will come to the life of rural communities and how community media will overcome those due to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) as a leading organization of community media and take necessary steps regarding these.
Considering the above circumstances, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is going to organize a two days community media digital people's Colloquium for engaging the rural communities in facing the 4IR challenges and making them into dependable, efficient individuals with keen observation.
For facing the Fourth Industrial Revolution challenges and for taking immediate right steps, everyone (Government, politics, business, media, industry and academic research) should embrace the logical idea of possible changes. Side by side, it’s also necessary to be prepared for the changes in the production, management and ruling sectors and welcome 4IR.
The overall theme for the Digital Peoples’ Colloquium - Shaping the Future of Media, Information & Entertainment in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution(4th IR) to build Information and Knowledge Societies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR | Chief Executive Officer |
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
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