Community Radio Serabela 98.8 of Gaibandha District in Northern part of Bangladesh has received the prestigious Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2017 in the category Radio News Reporting from 54th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) GENERAL ASSEMBLY & ASSOCIATED MEETINGS 30 October – 4 November 2017 Chengdu, Sichuan, China competing with public service, Community and private broadcasting channels.
Community Radio Serabela 98.8 the youngest community broadcaster of the Northern part of Bangladesh initiated by SKS Foundation won the prestigious Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prize 2017 in the category Radio News Reporting.
The earlier three-member delegation from the Community Radio Serabela 98.8 FM has joined the 54th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) GENERAL ASSEMBLY & ASSOCIATED MEETINGS 2017.
Leading the delegation Director – Program Mr. Mohammad Rajab Ali has received the ABU Prize including (trophy, certificate & cash money) 2017. Other members of the delegation are Ms. Santa Rani, Station Manager of Community Radio Serabela 98.8 and Mr. Mohammad Abu Said Suman of SKS Foundation.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) actively works to improve recognition of the community electronic media sector [Community Radio | Community TV | Community Film] & its work in and involvement with the communities it seeks to serve from 2000 with support from Free Press Unlimited, The Netherlands.
In 1964, the 1st General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), then known as the Asian Broadcasting Union, approved the establishment of an international competition for radio and TV programs titled the ‘ABU Prizes’. During the 48th General Assembly (2011), the ABU adopted a resolution empowering a working party to approve changes in the rules of the ABU Prizes in line with the ABU’s objective of promoting excellence in broadcasting.
BNNRC is a proud member of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).
It is to be mentioned that Community Radio Pollikontha 99.2 and Community Radio Chilmari 99.2 won the Prestigious ABU Prizes 2015 and 2016.