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Community Radio Stations in Coastal Bangladesh in addressing Cyclone ROANU in Disaster Risk Reduction

Eight community radio (CR) stations in the coastal region of Bangladesh broadcast a combined total of 348 hours of programs for 3 continuous days from May 19 to May 21, 2016 as they addressed Cyclone Roanu in the region. The community radio stations broadcast on a 24-hours basis in order to keep communities alert during and after Cyclone Ronau hit the coastal belt of the country. In order to broadcast around the clock, their previous air-time was increased in line with the “Standing Orders on Disaster (SOD) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.” These eight community radio stations,…

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Bangladesh: More community radio in the offering – Information Minister

DHAKA, April 26, 2016 (BSS) – The government would further expand community radio in order to provide the platform for citizens to raise their voices, especially for the masses at the grassroots, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu said today. Inu revealed this information to visiting Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Howe Liang Zhu, who is now in the city on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said an official release. “We have taken the decision (for more community radios) to bring the marginalized people into the mainstream of development and spearhead sustainable development,” the minister told Liang Zhu, who along…

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Community Radio Stations create awareness on Improvement of the Real Situation of Overcrowding in Prisons in Bangladesh

Seven Community radio stations in Bangladesh now involved  in increasing community awareness on Improvement of the Real Situation of Overcrowding in Prisons  through broadcasting radio magazine program under a three-month  project titled “Media Campaign through Community Radio on Improvement of the Real Situation of Overcrowding in Prisons in Bangladesh (IRSOP)’’ under the coordination of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh  and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Bangladesh. The Program is aimed to provide the grassroots level community the information related to legal…

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