State of Community Media in South Asia: Bangladesh

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State of Community Media in South Asia: Bangladesh

  1. 1. State of Community Media in South Asia: Bangladesh AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR Chief Executive Officer Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication www.bnnrc.net
  2. 2. Human Needs and Rights Knowledge Societies Pluralism Human Needs and RightsHuman Needs and Rights Knowledge SocietiesKnowledge Societies PluralismPluralism Knowledge Creation Dissemination UtilizationPreservation Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge
  3. 3. Radio Broadcasting in Bangladesh Government Broadcasting 12 MW + 27 FM Stations Private Broadcasting 25 FM Station + Newly Approved 14 Community Broadcasting 14 + Newly Approved 18 Total: 32 International Broadcasting BBC, VOA, CRI & others
  4. 4. State of Community Radio Environment - Movement for Community Radio 1998 - CR Policy 2008 - CR Strategy 2002 - Election Manifesto 2009 and 2014 - National Frequency Allocation Plan of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulation Commission(BTRC)
  5. 5. Achievement so far  First Batch CRS 14  2nd Batch CR 18  Broadcast 120 Hours Program  1000 Youth and Youth Women  Coverage area 67 Upazila of 13 Districts  Listeners around 4.6 Millions  Community Media News Agency (CMNA) Accredited by Press Information Department (PID) Ministry of Information
  6. 6. Future of Community Media- Broadcast - National Broadcasting Policy 2014 - National Broadcasting Commission - Community Television - Community Film
  7. 7. Challenges:  Community Mobilization  Resource Mobilization  Research and further development  Technology Adaptation  Linking with Social Media  Establish Community Media Development Fund(CMDF)

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