A two- day workshop on “Asia Calling Bangladesh: How to get started and keep going in Bangladesh” jointly organized by Asia Calling Radio, an Indonesia based radio program broadcasting news in Asian countries, and Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) was held at BRAC Inn Center in Dhaka on June 22 and 23.
The aim of the workshop is to broadcast radio program in Bangla. Katie Hamann, Jakarta representative of Asia Calling, conducted the workshop.
To run Asia calling Bangla service, ten journalists from different print and electronic media participated in the workshop. The workshop was conducted on different aspects of radio programs including short packages, feature reports, and radio documentary. Technical aspects regarding making radio news, techniques of voiceover, voice training, audition in adobe addition, radio features etc were the major demonstrated attention of the workshop.
Primarily, in coordination with BNNRC, Asia Calling radio program will be broadcast in Bangla using web radio. It may be mentioned that Asia Calling is broadcast in English and Indonesian on 135 stations throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Besides, the program also extends beyond Indonesia and is broadcast in local languages in Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, The Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar and Timor Leste.
The participants think, on the eve of Bangla service of Asia Calling, this kind of training will obviously enrich the Bangla division of Asia Calling.