- Radio

Four Community Radio stations received the highest number of prizes in the Radio Category of the UNICEF Meena Media Awards, 2015

Four community radio stations of the country received 13 awards in the radio category of the Meena Media Award 2015 for their contributions in innovation in media and the protection of child rights in the year 2015. As with every year, UNICEF Bangladesh organized the competition. The winning stations are Community Radio Pollikontha 99.2, Community Radio Chilmari 99.2, Community Radio Jhenuk 99.2 and Community Borendra Radio 99.2 FM. Earlier, ten (10) community radio stations of the country participated and submitted a total of 49 radio programs in the competition under two categories: (1) below 18 years of age and (2)…


- Announcements

Towards COP21: Broadcasting the voices of the communities – An international radio series produced by AMARC

In December 2015, Paris will host the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change (COP21). There, the countries will negotiate a new universal climate agreement. The global phenomenon of climate change is affecting every country on the planet. But, the poorest regions and the most marginalized communities in the world are hit the hardest by the changing conditions. In the frame of the AMARC Global Campaign Fund, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) wishes to highlight how the poorest and most marginalized populations in various regions of the world…


- 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…