[accessbangla] Breaking News Bangladesh: 12 Community Radio have Clearance first time in Bangladesh

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  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 15:34:50 +0600

Breaking News Bangladesh: 

12 Community Radio have Clearance first time in Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), since its 
inception, has been advocating with the government and with other organizations 
for the promotion of Community Radio to address critical social issues at 
community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empowerment of 
marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic process in decision making 
and ongoing development efforts.
Yesterday  afternoon (3:15 pm )  Initially Ministry of Information, Government 
of People's Republic of Bangladesh has approved 12 Community Radio Initiators 
for installation and operation of community radio in Bangladesh first time. To 
ensure free flow of information and people's right to information government 
enacted Right to Information Act 2009. Community radio approval is a strong 
step to empower people in this regards. 

The main objective of community radio is to provide livelihood related 
information to the rural communities in an understandable way. Agriculture, 
education, health, disaster, women and child issues, market price, services, 
etc. will be cover in the community radio for the community people.

Initially government approved 11  Initiators  like Young Power in Action(YPSA) 
- Sitakunda, Chittagong,  Nalta Community Hospital- Satkhira, LDRO- Bogra, 
BRAC- Moulivi Bazer, Barandro Community-Naogaon, Proyas-Chapai Nababgonj, CCD- 
Rajshahi, Srizoni- Jhinaidhah, EC Bangladesh- Munsihigonj, MMC- Barguna and 
RDRS- Kurigram.

One government organization to install and operate Rural Radio in Amtali under 
Barguna district, a rural community radio will be established by Agriculture 
Information Service of the Agriculture Department of Ministry of Agriculture.

AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)

House: 13/1, Road:2, Shaymoli, Dhaka-1207 
Post Box: 5095, Dhaka 1205 Bangladesh
Phone: 88-02-9130750, 88-02-9138501
01711881647 Fax: 88-02-9138501-105
E-mail: ceo@xxxxxxxxx, bnnrc@xxxxxxxxxxx

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