- 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

- Radio

Community Radio in Bangladesh – Including the excluded

Over the years, phrases like voice of the voiceless and including the excluded have been increasingly associated with community radio. But what do they really mean?  Unfortunately, their frequent usage by advocates of community radio would not appear to be adequately justified given the gaps between such precepts and actual practices at the field. Apart from diluting their credibility, such phrases are often dismissed as jargon or platitudes. Click here to read more. Author: Ashish Sen Source: CR News

- News, Policy

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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