Community Radio@World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2010 Dhaka, Bangladesh by BNNRC

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AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2010. The A three days national program will be inaugurated on this grand occasion in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 17th May, Monday 2010.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969 to raise the awareness of the people regarding various aspect of ICT. The event will be celebrated in Dhaka this year. The theme of this year is Theme 2010: Better city, better life with ICTs. To popularize the concept, building the awareness and to ensure people’s participation, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has chalked out an elaborate program for three days (17-19 May 2010) to observe this event.

Keeping “Digital Bangladesh” and “Vision 2021″ in view, the observance of WTISD 2010 shall comprise of an ICT based exhibition, Seminar, ICT classes and various online/offline competition at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. The purpose of this event is to encourage the citizen of Bangladesh to contribute in building ICT based nation. The idea is to connect the unconnected and bridge the gap between lighted and unlighted in the field of ICT knowledge.

Demonstration a full-functional Community Radio Station will take place at the program venue Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on the eve of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2010 during the Three days program.

The regulatory body for telecom affairs in the country Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has been entrusted Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Community Radio Academy to demonstrate a Community Radio station during the program.

We hope that participants of all walk of the society, particularly honorable ministers, members of the parliament, elected representatives of various tier of local government system, academia and students, civil societies, print and electronic media, corporate sector representatives as well as common people will come across the basic features of Community Radioing through this program.

It is also important to point out here that the Ministry of Information of Government of Bangladesh has allowed 12 Community Radio Stations in Bangladesh very recently.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) acknowledges the generous support from Community Radio Initiators regarding successful implementation of this event.


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

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


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