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Radio Madhuban assists local administration in relief efforts

Picture courtesy: Mt. Abu Times

Picture courtesy: Mt. Abu Times

Abu Road region was disconnected for three days from the rest of the world following unprecedented rainfall, the heaviest in the history Mount Abu, which started on July 26 and continued incessantly for five days.

The heavy rainfall caused severe disruption of public life and infrastructure. As the conditions of the roads and bridges deteriorated, it became difficult for people to travel from home to work and many were stuck in schools, offices and other market places. The entry into most villages was blocked, and this restricted relief teams from entering the region. Panic and distress were the obvious outcomes of the situation.

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Source: CR News

Dhaka-Colombo for fair and free Mass Media: Sri Lankan side expressed interest in learning from the experience of Bangladesh in introducing Community Radio!

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu called on his Sri Lankan counterpart Gayantha Karunathilaka Wednesday, 17 June in Colombo
Information Minister H. E. Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, and Sri Lankan Mass Media and Information Minister H. E. Gayantha Karunathilaka voiced together on keeping the mass media free from religious militancy and inappropriate content in order to uphold democracy.

They also agreed in principle to conclude a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on sharing of content between state-owned news agencies, television and radio as well as producing cinema in joint venture as Bangladesh Information Minister called on his counterpart in Colombo Wednesday morning.

Hasanul Haq Inu is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka heading a government delegation aimed at enhanced cooperation between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in mass-media sector and sharing technical experiences in related field.

The two Ministers laid emphasis on the need of training of officials engaged in the institutions of information and media, and of regular holding of film festivals in each other’s country. Sri Lankan side expressed interest in learning from the experience of Bangladesh in implementing Right to Information Act and in introducing Community Radio.

Mass Media and Information Secretary Karunarathne Paranavithana and high officials of the ministry were present from the Sri Lankan side. Bangladesh officials present at the call on included Additional Secretary of Ministry of Information S. M. Haroon-Or-Rashid, High Commissioner Tarik Ahsan, Sr. Deputy Principal Information Officer Mahfuzur Rahman Malangi and BTV Engineer Md. Kamaluddin.

This was the first Ministerial level bilateral visit taking place between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka after the new government in Sri Lanka took office following the Presidential election in January 2015.

Sri Lanka, an island country of 65,610 sq km (little less than half the size of Bangladesh), with a population of about 21 million has 21 terrestrial, 29 satellite television, 72 radio channels and about 12 national daily newspapers.

Source: BNNRC

BNNRC places 1st at rally and road show

unnamedBangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), participating with support from Free Press Unlimited, achieved the highest position for their performance in the Rally & Road Show organized at Dhaka during the observation of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, 2015.

Teletalk Bangladesh Limited scored second and Robi Axiata Limited achieved the third position for their performances. The theme of the Rally & Road Show was “Telecommunications and ICTs: drivers of innovation”. The names of the winners were announced via a press release from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on 31 May, 2015. The top performers will be honored by receiving a crest and a certificate shortly.

This colorful Rally & Road Show was organized by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication in collaboration with Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Starting from Manik Miah Avenue, the Rally & Road Show ended at BTRC premises, Ramna which saw participants surrounding the Mascot Plaza of Uttara. ​ ​

A total of twenty two (22) organizations participated in the show. The awards were finalized by nominations of a Jury committee on the basis of participants’ excellence in decoration and presentation of the theme of the day.

Source: BNNRC