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"Communication is a basic right": Training for Latin American indigenous communities to develop their own communications and broadcasting networks
"Communication is a basic right": Training for Latin American indigenous communities to develop their own communications and broadcasting networks 12 March 2020 APCNews

“Communication is a basic, fundamental right. It’s a human right, it’s a right of all communities. Also because spectrum, the space where waves are transmitted, is part of the territory where communities live.” These are the words of one of the participants in the Training Programme for Technical Promoters of Communication and Broadcasting Network Technologies in Indigenous Communities of Latin America, carried out by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration wi...

CNX 2019 Report: Community Networks and the Internet of People
CNX 2019 Report: Community Networks and the Internet of People 12 March 2020 Ritu Srivastava, Saurabh Srivastva and Kriti Singh

In December 2019, the third edition of the Community Network Exchange (CNX) took place in India. Over 50 people from 12 countries across Asia and South America met for a three-day summit, and this report provides an overview of the agenda, objectives and context of the event. The purpose of the CNX is for practitioners of community networks and community radio stations to discuss access to information, low-cost technologies, and independent infrastructure.  Over the course...

Community Radio Contributes in Shaping Bangladesh a Rural Republic
Community Radio Contributes in Shaping Bangladesh a Rural Republic 07 May 2013 APC

Participatory development with a people-centric vision can make an effective promotion of community radios in Bangladesh. Aiming to achieve this objective —- a daylong Annual Planning and Review Meeting of Community Radio in Bangladesh was held on 30th April, 2013 at 10 am in IDB Auditorium, Dhaka. The event was organized by Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) un...

Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh
Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh 24 December 2011 APC

5th Knowledge Sharing Workshop Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh “This is a great news for all of us that Community Radio is now in existence in Bangladesh!”-said Mr. Aminul Islam, Secretary of National Regulatory Committee on Community Radio and Joint Secretary (Broadcasting) of Ministry of Information while speaking as Chief Guest of the inaugural session in 5th Knowledge...

Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups   through Community Radio in Bangladesh
Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through Community Radio in Bangladesh 28 November 2011 APC

Rural people of Bangladesh entered into an era of community broadcasting to amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through 14 community radio stations around the country. Community Radio provides the local community access to information and through exchange of information, leads them towards empowerment. Empowerment is the process to link them to their rights, good governance...

Bangladesh formally entered the era of community radio with the launch of Radio Padma FM 99.2, a community radio station
Bangladesh formally entered the era of community radio with the launch of Radio Padma FM 99.2, a community radio station 07 October 2011 APC

RAJSHAHI, Oct 7 Information Minister Abul Kalam has said the present government believes in freedom of the mass media and protecting the rights of the media men. He stated this while inaugurating the broadcasting program of community radio `Radio Padma’ in Rajshahi Medical College auditorium here this evening as the chief guest. Centre for Communication and Development(CCD), Rajshahi, B...

APC and UgaBYTES join forces to evaluate gender and ICTs
APC and UgaBYTES join forces to evaluate gender and ICTs 20 August 2008 Francis Mwathi

During the two workshops the facilitators we able to capture a number of issues from the community members at the two telecentres. When asked on their views regarding women access to ICTs, their responses were mixed . While some noted that women lagged behind mainly because of cultural inhibitions, high illiteracy and low income levels among women, others noted that women were more enthusiastic...

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