- Policy, Radio

Community Radio organized in Islamabad

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad, and Pakistan Community Media Network in collaboration with Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi organized the ‘National Consultation on Community Radio for Learning’ in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 25, 2015. While chairing the consultation’s preliminary session, AIOU’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shahid Siddiqui announced the University’s decision to strengthen media support through an enhanced FM radio network for its students. Underlining the importance of radio broadcasting in education and societal reformation, the Vice-Chancellor also emphasized its relevance in terms of easy accessibility. Click here to read more. Source: CR News

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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…

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Community Radio will be set up in every upazilla (Sub District) in Bangladesh

“Ministry of Information will take initiatives to set up community radio in every upazilla and will consider limited commercial advertisement for survival of community radios soon’’ said   Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh spoke on the closing meeting to share achievements of the project Pioneering, Connecting & Empowering Voices for Change –Strengthening Community Radio in Bangladesh to fight Poverty and Promote Development.’’ as the Chief Guest on 28 May’15 at IDB Conference room of the city, The Minister said, `Ministry of Information will consider limited commercial advertisements, community radio fund and strengthening community…

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