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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication @ World Radio Day International Committee

The success of World Radio Day would not be possible without the contribution and support of the World Radio Day Committee. The Committee was created in March of 2012, shortly after UNESCO’s proclamation of World Radio Day, and held its first official meeting on 11 September 2012 in Madrid at the International Press Center. Comprised of major regional and international broadcasting associations covering every continent, as well [...]

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Radio Receivers Sets for English Language Program through Community Radio in Bangladesh

Since September 2012, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) with the support of “American Center, Dhaka” has been implementing the project title, “American English Radio Project (AERP)” through 17 Community Radio Stations. This is the 4th phase of the project and has just started its final broadcasting of radio episodes through 17 Community Radio stations in Bangladesh. The aim of the project is to upgrade [...]

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Community Radio Jhenuk 99.2 and Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) honored to receive Dr. Nazeen Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

Community Radio Jhenuk 99.2 and Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) have honored to receive Dr. Nazeen Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and team on 7 January 2017 at Pabahati, Jhenidah-7300 Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is going to organize 1st National Community Radio Listeners Survey in Bangladesh. The [...]

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Very Heartiest Congratulations as Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Dear Hon’ble State Minister, Greetings from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2010 & accredited with UN World Summit on the Information Society. In this opportunity, I would like to brief about BNNRC. BNNRC actively works to improve recognition of the community [...]

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Radio Magazine & Talk Show on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) through Community Radio in Rural Bangladesh

A total of 48 magazines and 48 talk shows titled of “Prochesta” were conducted by two Community Radio Stations – Radio Borendro 99.2FM and Radio Sarabela 98.8FM located in northern part of the country in the month of September to December 2017 with the technical support of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) for Preventing Violent Extremism (CVE) through Community Radio [...]

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Countering Violence Extremism (CVE) through Community Radio in rural Bangladesh

Like many countries in the world Bangladesh facing the challenges of radicalization which caused violent extremism for more than a decade. The attack in Holy Artisan restaurant in Dhaka on 1 July 2016, Dhaka is very painful incident where more than 10 foreigners and some other local people including 2 police official and a army officer lost lives. This tragic accident is an eye opener which demonstrates that violent extremism can affect individuals of all educational levels and socio-economic backgrounds. It was observed that the youth are the most vulnerable group to be recruited for violent extremism. Later few [...]

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Social Dialogue for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Community Radio

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) organized dialogues through community radios across the country during project period for sensitizing the disadvantaged communities about their participation in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in line with SDGs localization. The project interventions made the community more conscious to get access to public resources such as health, education and social protection. Particularly the project contributed towards institutional relationship between local government bodies and the community. As outcomes of the project, the community was sensitized on local development issues. The knowledge and awareness transmitted to the community will help them to act [...]

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Promoting Family Planning through Community Radio in Bangladesh

The directorate general of family planning under the ministry of health & family welfare is the key player to inform, educate and provide family planning services among community people in Bangladesh. Women in Bangladesh, especially young women and those residing in hard-to-reach areas, are unable to fully realize their reproductive rights and receive high-quality reproductive health care because of limited access to contraceptive services. So, to increase the availability of high-quality contraceptive services; educate and empower women to access the reproductive health care to which they are entitled; and advocate at the local & national level for improved reproductive [...]

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Empowering Third Gender through Community Radio in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, Gender Diverse Population (Hijra Community) are socially excluded- living on the fringes of society, harassed by the police and abused by the public. Though most of them are involved in singing and dancing at the wedding ceremonies or child birth as a part of their traditional Badhai culture but a few of them are in begging and engage in sex trade. Violence against Hijra community, especially Hijra sex workers, is often brutal, and occurs in public spaces, police stations, prisons, and their homes too. Rural communities in Bangladesh have yet to understand and recognize the multidimensional aspects of [...]

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Radio Magazines & Talk Show for Improving Community Access to Quality Family Planning through Community Radio

A total of five magazines and seven talk shows titled of “SURASKHA” were conducted by community radio stations in the month of December 2017 with the technical support of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC). The objectives of the events are to raise awareness & sensitizing the community people about long-lasting family planning methods focusing on menstruation regulation (MR), postpartum family planning (PPFP) and [...]

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