Community Radio Ready to Run in Bangladesh
Radio License to be issued soon in Bangladesh
license to set up 116 community radios in
Bangladesh, BCDJC, Mass Line Media Center, D-Net, YPSA, RDRS,
Rupantar, BRAC are the major organisations who have in the
primarily approved list. Among the approved list, CCD
Bangladesh is almost ready to set-up and operate the
community radio station in Rajshahi region of the country.
sources said, the selected list has been sent to the office
of the Chief Advisor for the policy approval and he have
already approved the list. After this approval, the list of
the selected organizations has sent to the Home Ministry for
it is impossible to allocate frequency for more than 5
community radio stations in the coastal districts and more
than 3 in other districts. Moreover, it will take only two
months to allocate frequency after completing all process;
it was said in the meeting.
Information Secretary Mr. Jamil Osman told that, we will try our best to issue license by completing the necessary process as early as possible. Initiatives will also be taken to create awareness among the mass people of this new mass media in the country.
on Necessity of Community Radio in Rajshahi
January 18 2008
research programme on necessity and urgency of community
radio for the sake of welfare of the grass root and marginal
people started in Rajshahi.
communication oriented knowledge centre CCD Bangladesh and
international media organization Panos Bangladesh is jointly
conducting the research. Though campaign and advocacy
programmes have been going on for long time to set up
community radio in Bangladesh, truly no research on its
necessity was conducted earlier in the country.
expressing positive response from the present government for
setting up community radio in the country, such a research
appeared urgently needed here. As a result, CCD and Panos
Bangladesh recently started the research on necessity and
urgency of community radio for welfare of the grass root and
marginal people. Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
and Journalism Department of Rajshahi University Shatil
Siraj has been conducting the research as Chief Researcher.
A group of potential young researchers from Youth Leadership
Programme of CCD are facilitating the work.
two Focus Group Discussion (FGD)s have been held with the
marginal people of the Char area and Bagmara Upazila in
Rajshahi district under this programme. Women of different
profession and age from Char area and men of different
profession and age from Bagmara took part in the FGDs.
Besides, 300 people from 16 remotest areas under 8 upazila
in Rajshahi district have been interviewed through using
research report will be published soon. In order to
accelerate the positive decision of the present government
regarding setting up community radio in the country, the
research report will be handed over to Chief Advisor soon.
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