Open up the Community Radio as Pilot basis: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee

BNNRC, Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has been continuing advocacy with the Government for a long time to open up the Community Radio in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has been continuing advocacy with the Government for a long time to open up the Community Radio in Bangladesh.

BNNRC has taken a strategic campaign program where the Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Hon'ble Chief Adviser of the Non-Party Care Taker Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Barrister Mainul Hosein, Adviser of the Ministry of Information and the Mr. Didarul Anower, Secretary of the Ministry of Information were included.

Under the campaign program, an appeal was made to allow the draft broadcasting policy, side by side the Govt. was requested to give permission for launching some community radio as pilot basis. On the basis of the findings of the pilot project, Govt. can allow the full pledged community radio in the country for long term.

As a result of the strategic campaign a eight members high level committee comprising of Government Officials and representative from Community Radio Advocacy Group was formed by Ministry of Information.

Mr. Md. Mahbubul Alam, the Director General of Bangladesh Betar (Bangladesh Radio) was nominated as the Convener. Other members of the committee are: Mr. Iftekher Hossain, Principal Information Officer (Current Charge),Mr. Nasimul Kader Chowdhury, Deputy Director General (News), Bangladesh Betar, Mr. Md. Abdur Rouf, Director (News) Bangladesh Betar, Mr. Mohesh Chardra Roy, Senior Engineer, (Research and Receive Cell) Bangladesh Betar , Mr. Faroha Suhrowardi, Deputy Director (Liaison) Bangladesh Betar, Mr. Kamrul Hasan Monju, Executive Director, Mass-Line Media Centre and Mr. AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC).

The committee will submit a concept note, guideline and a regulatory frame (draft) of Community Radio to the Secretary of the Ministry of Information within a month.

With best Regards,

Bazlu

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AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR

Chief Executive Officer

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

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Member, Strategy Council

UN-Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN Source: GAID . ">GAID

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