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CR-CIT – Bangladesh edition (Bengali Version) released

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Bangladesh edition (Bengali) of the Community Radio Continuous Improvement Toolkit (CRCIT) developed by the UNESCO Chair on Community Media with the support of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA). The Bangladesh version emerged through a participatory process of validation and adaptation in which all community radio stations in the country participated.  The Bangladesh edition is published by the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) with the support of European Union, Free Press Unlimited, and Commonwealth of Learning/CEMCA. Click here for the Bengali version of CR-CIT.

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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…

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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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