- News, Radio

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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South Asia Network for Community Media (SANCOM) launched

The South Asia Network for Community Media (SANCOM) was formally launched on February 13, 2015 at the World Radio Day event in New Delhi, India, organized jointly by UNESCO and the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre in Asia (CEMCA). Launching the virtual network of SANCOM (http://www.sancomonline.net), Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi, the Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka, expressed his happiness about the formation of the regional network and emphasized the importance of such groupings to promote media pluralism and diversity in South Asia. Prof. Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO Chair on Community Media and Member-Convener of SANCOM, explained the…

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