- Announcements, News

CR-CIT – Bangladesh edition (Bengali Version) released

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Bangladesh edition (Bengali) of the Community Radio Continuous Improvement Toolkit (CRCIT) developed by the UNESCO Chair on Community Media with the support of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA). The Bangladesh version emerged through a participatory process of validation and adaptation in which all community radio stations in the country participated.  The Bangladesh edition is published by the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) with the support of European Union, Free Press Unlimited, and Commonwealth of Learning/CEMCA. Click here for the Bengali version of CR-CIT.

- Conference, News

Opening Remarks, Conference on Community Media Sustainability, September 2015

OPENING REMARKS Conference on Community Media Sustainability: Strengthening Policies and Funding 14-15 September, UNESCO Paris Guy Berger, Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO Greetings to all participants in this event. We acknowledge the presence of HE Haq Inu Hasanul, Minister of Information of Bangladesh, and of the distinguished regulators, practitioners, experts and members of delegations to UNESCO, including Ambassadors. Almost 20 years ago, I gave the keynote address at the launch of one of South Africa’s first community radio stations, in the town where I lived, Grahamstown. This was in 1996, two years…


- News, Policy

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 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…