Community Radio Services in Election Manifesto of Awami League NINTH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS-2008: A Charter for Change

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AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday (12 December, 2008) unveiled her party’s election manifesto titled Charter for Change.
Community Radio services has already included in Charter for Change under the Freedom of mass media and information.

19. Freedom of mass media and information
19.1 The freedom of all types of mass media and flow of information will be ensured. Initiatives will be taken for community radio services, besides national radio network.

19.2 Investigation and trial of assassination of all journalists will be made expeditiously and the real criminals will be given exemplary punishment. Persecution and intimidation of journalists will be stopped. All false cases against them will be withdrawn.

19.3 Discrimination in distribution of advertisements on partisan consideration shall be discontinued, and development of the newspaper as an industry will be aided.

For happy reading

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)

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