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Our Achievements since 1999.............

Media and Journalism Program:

The key goal of CCD is to enhance the professional efficiency and skills of journalists and build capacity of local media so that they can play effective and vital roles for social goods and human well-being. In this regard, the major achievements of CCD are as follows;

±       CCD has been playing significant role in enhancing the professional efficiency and skills of the journalists working in the northern region through arranging different training courses, workshops and orientation programs in the district and sub-district levels. Almost 70% journalists of the region took part in these programs. As a result the professional skill and quality of the journalists working in the northern region is much better than that of journalists of other region.

±       CCD successfully arranged a number of training, workshops and orientation courses for young people and most of the participants are now working with regional and national newspapers and TV channels.

±       CCD succeeded in encouraging journalists to conduct media campaign and media advocacy against human trafficking through arranging training course on the issue.

±       For the first time in Bangladesh, CCD initiated AIDS Journalism trend in the country and CCD has already trained up 500 journalists on HIV/AIDS issues in the northern region of the country. Through these training programs CCD succeeded in forming Anti-AIDS Journalists Alliance (AJA). As a result, journalists of the northern region actively took part in the rally and meeting in the street on HIV/AIDS awareness issues and they are still providing extensive media coverage on the issue.

±       For the first time at the local level in Bangladesh, CCD initiated Community Journalism trend among the indigenous people in the country and for this purpose CCD has already arranged a long-term community journalism training course where 30 indigenous people of northern region took part.

±       For the first time at the local level in Bangladesh, CCD initiated Economic Journalism trend in the country and for this purpose developed a training manual on the issue. Moreover CCD has already trained up 300 journalists on Economic and Trade Reporting in the northern region of the country. Through these training programs CCD succeeded in forming Economic Journalists Network (EJ Net). As a result, professional skill of the journalists on Economic and Trade Reporting increased much more than that of journalists of other region.

±       For the first time out side of Dhaka, CCD successfully arranged TV Journalism and Production training. Most participants are now working in several TV channels.

±       CCD successfully arranged two Radio Journalism and Production training courses. Most participants of these training courses are actively involved in producing radio programs for CCD.

±       CCD successfully arranged a number of training courses, workshops and orientations for the media owners and journalists on election, human trafficking, environment, arsenic, gender, good governance, human rights etc. related reporting.

Audio-visual Program:

One of the key goals of CCD is to utilize the full power and potential of audio-visual media to make mass people aware on several socio-economic development issues. In this regard, the major achievements of CCD are as follows;

±       CCD successfully used the Government controlled radio in broadcasting talk show series from Rajshahi and Rangpur radio centres to create mass awareness on HIV/AIDS issues. CCD has done all activities including taking permission of the Government, program recording, editing, presentation etc for the radio talk shows.

±       CCD successfully produced and broadcast magazine programs from Rajshahi radio centres on local economic and trade related issues.

±       CCD is now producing a series of women related magazine programs

±       CCD successfully produced and broadcast feature programs from Rajshahi radio centres on local impact and success of micro credit

±       CCD successfully produced an audio CD on folk and traditional songs.

±       CCD successfully produced a number of video documentaries on various issues and broadcast it thorough multi media projector among the communities. 

±       CCD successfully arranged hundred of community video shows in northern region on HIV/AIDS, safer sex, gender, women empowerment, youth development and human rights issues.

±       CCD has planned to establish community audio-visual media centres in Rajshahi region of Bangladesh in near future.

Press Freedom and Right to Information Program:

One of the key goals of CCD is to ensure free flow of information and right to information and freedom of press and journalists as well. In this sector, foremost successes of CCD are given below;

±       CCD successfully developed some recommendation for amending Right to Information Act 2008 and submitted it to Government and Ministry of Information.

±       Since the time of its inception, CCD has been working for ensuring right to information of mass people in northern region of Bangladesh. For this purpose, CCD arranged a number of consultations, advocacy meetings and workshops, dialogues, seminars, exhibition, human chains, rallies etc.

±       CCD has been successfully arranging effective events such as dialogues, seminars, exhibition, human chains, rallies etc. on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day since the time of its inception.

±       CCD has been regularly monitoring violence against journalists and media in northern region of Bangladesh and publishing its reports.

±       CCD has been working in northern region of Bangladesh as the key agent for ensuring freedom of press and journalists.

Women Empowerment Program:

Another key goal of CCD is to enhancing empowerment and leadership skills women in media and development sector as well as society as a whole. In this regard, the major achievements of CCD are as follows;

±       For the first time in Bangladesh, CCD successfully arranged long-term journalism training program for women in Rajshahi for increasing women’s participation in journalism and media. Most of the participant women of the program are now working with regional and national newspapers and TV channels.

±       For the first time in Bangladesh, CCD successfully arranged long-term Radio Journalism and Production Training program for women in Rajshahi for raising women voice through media. Most of the participant women of the program are now actively involved with CCD for producing radio programs.

±       CCD successfully formed a women based forum named Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN). About 30 potential young women have been working with WEN for their empowerment and raising women voice through media.

±       CCD successfully arranged a number of life skills training courses, event management training courses as well as workshops and orientation courses for women on HIV/AIDS, safer sex, reproductive health, public speaking, leadership etc.

Youth Leadership Program:

Youth has been identified as one of the key priorities for the work of the organisation. CCD is committed to make the youth people active citizens so that they can utilize their full power and potential for overall socio-economic development as well as for ensuring their participation and raising their voice on several regional and national issues. In this regard, the major achievements of CCD are as follows;

±       CCD successfully formed a non-political student forum named Bangladesh Advanced Students Alliance (BASA) in 20 educational institutions including Rajshahi University in northern region of Bangladesh for making the students active citizens and utilizing their potential for social development. About 2000 students have been working along with BASA and they are also working as volunteers of CCD as a whole.

±       CCD along with BASA has been working in 20 educational institutions for creating awareness on HIV/AIDS, safer sex, human rights, good governance, democracy, peace and non-violence etc. issues among the students.

±       CCD along with BASA successfully arranged a number of big events for students such as regional youth festival, debate festival, inter-college debate competitions, inter-department debate competition in Rajshahi University to make the student active citizens.

±       CCD successfully formed a non-political youth forum named Rajshahi Youth Citizens Forum (YCF) in 30 words of Rajshahi City Corporation for making them youth leaders. About 300 potential young people have been working with YCF and they are also working as volunteers of CCD as a whole.

±       CCD along with YCF successfully developed Regional Youth Agenda and submitted it to government and Youth Ministry.

±       CCD successfully arranged a number of life skills training courses, event management training courses; report writings training courses for the students and youth people for making them youth leaders and active citizens. A huge number of students and youth people who were members of BASA and YCF have got good job in various government, non-government and private organizations and they are now doing well in their respective job.

±       Three (03) members of BASA successfully visited UK and India for gathering advanced knowledge and skills.

Cultural Program:

Another key goal of CCD is to nourish folk culture among the youth people and utilize its full power and potential for disseminating information among the grassroots and marginalized people for making them aware and sensitizing on several issues so that they can be able to rich in information. In this sector, the major achievements of CCD are as follows;

±       CCD successfully formed a youth cultural forum named Youth Voice where a number of potential young people have been sincerely working. Organizer of this forum Moshiur Rahman Rinku and Wasim Kabir Polash have already appeared as one of the best five singers of Close Up 1 talent search competition of NTV and become popular Baul singer in the country.

±       Along with Youth Voice, CCD has been successfully arranging different exceptional programs including folk cultural function, popular theater, forum theater, street theater and Gomvira Asor in all the 16 districts of the northern region and the head quarter of Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna and Barisal division on HIV/AIDS, drugs abuse, safe blood, safer sex, women violence, birth registration, polio vaccination, human rights, good governance, democracy, peace and non-violence etc issues.

±       CCD successfully arranged a number training courses on Education Theater, popular theater, Forum Theater, street theater, stage performance, cultural event management etc.

±       CCD successfully arranged cultural campaign in Rajshahi for creating massive awareness on children and adolescent birth registration.

ICT4 Development Program:

Another key goal of CCD is to utilize full power and potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for overall socio-economic development as well as ensuring its proper application for disseminating necessary information among mass people. In this sector, the major achievements of CCD are as follows;

±       CCD is the first organisation in Bangladesh who developed HIV/AIDS based website (www.baids.org) and published e-newsletters on this deadly issues.

±       CCD is the first organisation in Bangladesh who developed indigenous peoples based website (www.saontalvoice.org) and published e-newsletters on indigenous related issues.

±       CCD has been regularly publishing e-newsletters and e-bulletins on its activities and disseminating these among hundred of organisations, development activists, researchers and journalists around the world.

±       CCD successfully arranged a training course for Rajshahi based journalists so that they can utilize ICTs in their professional activities. 

±       CCD successfully arranged a number of training and orientation courses for youth and students so that they can be aware of the necessity and application of ICTs for their professional development. 

±       CCD has planned to introduce and broadcast Online Radio and TV in near future and it is now under process.

±       CCD has planned to establish a number of telecentres in rural areas of Rajshahi region in near future.

Research Program:

±       CCD successfully conducted a study on Importance and Necessity of Community Radio and its findings were published in a number of regional and national newspapers of Bangladesh.

±       CCD successfully conducted a study titled High Risk Behavior of Youth and Students regarding HIV/AIDS.

±       CCD successfully conducted a study on People’s Information Need on HIV/AIDS Issues.

±       CCD successfully conducted a research on AIDS Communication in Bangladesh.

±       CCD successfully conducted a number of public opinion surveys on national parliamentary election and city corporation election and published its reports and finding in most of the regional and national newspapers of Bangladesh.

±       CCD successfully conducted a study titled Causes and Consequence of Women Trafficking and its findings were published in a number of regional and national newspapers of Bangladesh. 

±       CCD successfully developed a HIV/AIDS prevention model called Social Capital Building Communication (SCBS).

Developing Contents and Publishing Program:

Media and Journalism related Contents:

±       CCD successfully developed Radio Journalism and Production Training Manual in English and bangla.

±       CCD is working now to develop TV Journalism Training Manual.

±       For the first time in Bangladesh, CCD successfully developed AIDS Journalism Training Manual.

±       For the first time in Bangladesh, CCD successfully developed Economic Journalism Training Manual.

±       CCD successfully developed Event Management Training Manual.

±       CCD successfully developed a number of training modules, training materials and fact sheets on election, human trafficking, environment, arsenic, gender, good governance, human rights etc. related reporting.

Cultural related Contents:

±       CCD successfully developed a number of theater scripts and lyrics on HIV/AIDS, drugs abuse, safe blood, safer sex, women violence, birth registration, polio vaccination etc issues and utilized these in stage performances.

BCC and IEC Contents:

±       CCD successfully developed, published and disseminated a number of BCC and IEC contents such as posters, leaflets, stickers, booklets, festoons, banners, billboards, caps, t-shirts, lapel pins etc. on HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, safe blood, safer sex, women violence, birth registration, polio vaccination etc issues.

Audio-visual Contents:

±       CCD successfully produced a number of radio magazine program and talk show series on various issues and broadcast these through radio centres.

±       CCD successfully produced a number of video documentaries on various issues and broadcast these documentaries thorough multi media projector among the communities. 

E- Contents:

±       CCD has been regularly developing and publishing e-newsletters and e-bulletins and disseminating among hundred of organisations, development activists, researchers and journalists around the world.

 


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Last update: 10 January, 2010

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