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On wrong wavelength

“The country’s experiment with community radio started after the Supreme Court in 1995 said radio waves belong to the people and that the government is a caretaker. Subsequent to the verdict, civil society pressured the government to grant licences to community radio. But two decades later, the concept of community radio has not caught on. This despite the fact that almost all the governments at the Centre have promised to strengthen the medium which, they say, is “an integral component of the right to free speech and expression”.” For more information click here. Author: Anupam Chakravartty Source: Down to Earth

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Radio Sagor Dwip 99.2 goes on air

Radio Sagor Dwip 99.2 FM, located on Hatiya Island in the Noakhali District, is the 16th community radio station to go on air in Bangladesh. This initiative is a result from support from Dwip Unnayan Sangstha (DUS), Hatiya Upazila, Noakhali, Bangladesh. DUS is a philanthropic organization which is functioning since 1971 pursuing the aim to help the victims of the Liberation War of 1971 and devastating 1970’s cyclone affected households focusing on relief and recovery. It was an informal voluntarily initiative which took the organizational shape in 1982. With the view to alleviate poverty; enhance empowerment; establish human rights; promote essential health…

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Radio Meghna 98.4 pledges for secured livelihood in Bangladesh COAST Line

Radio Meghna 98.4 was  inagurated by H. E. Hasanul Huq Inu, MP, the Honorable Minister of Ministry of Information of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on February 18, 2015 at Charfassion, Bhola Island, Bangladesh. This 15th community radio station in Bangladesh was initiated by the Coastal Association for Social Transformation(COAST) Trust. Also present at the inaguration ceremony were H. E. Abdullah Al Islam Jacob, MP, Deputy Minister of Environment and Forest; Mr. Mortuza Ahmad, the honorable Information Secretary;  Mr. Abdul Karim, Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF); Mr. Kazi Akhtar Uddin Ahmed, Director General of Bangladesh Betar; Dr. Akram Hossain Chowdhury, former Member of Parliament; Ms. Farah Kabir, Country Director…

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