Training Workshop on Community Radio: How to Get Started and Keep Going in Bangladesh

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AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Training Workshop on Community Radio: How to Get Started and Keep Going in Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) along with other like-minded organizations has been conducting advocacy with the Government for Community Radio in Bangladesh since its inception. As a consequence, the Ministry of Information of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh recently formulated Community Radio Installation, Broadcasting and Operation Policy 2008.

Just after the announcement of the policy, BNNRC immediately opened a national help desk in its secretariat and provided all out information and technical support to the community radio initiators. From the community radio related experience, BNNRC feels deep urge that there should be an all out national initiative to train up human resource for the smooth operation of the community radio stations.

With this view, BNNRC has set up a Community Radio Academy. From this academy training courses, technical support and research and development support will be given to the community radio stakeholders round the year.

In this backdrop, BNNRC is going to arrange a daylong training workshop on “Community Radio: How to Get Started and Keep Going” to be held from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 in Dhaka.

The key aspects of the training workshop are;

a) Role of community radio in developing life and livelihood of the rural communities and Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy – 2008

b) Concept of technical operation of Community Radio

c) Strategy of sustainable work-plan for sustainable operation of community radio

The concerned participants from the primarily selected 116 Community Radio initiators will be given preference for attending in this training workshop.The interested community radio initiators in Bangladesh are requested to fill in the prescribed form available in the website www.bnnrc.net and send it to BNNRC by 23 August 2008.

We want community radio be a strong and effective alternative mass media for the rural communities to tell their tales in their own language.

Bazlu
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AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)
&
Member, Strategy Council
UN-Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID)

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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