The starting of community radio broadcasting will advance the process of making digital Bangladesh one step ahead, because community radio plays significant role in focusing the socio-economic condition and status of the marginalized and unprivileged communities of the country.
It was said in the opening ceremony of the long term training programme on radio journalism started in Rajshahi on Friday with the support of IPDC of UNESCO. Speakers also said, in order to run the community radio stations to be established in near future, this training course will play unique role in building up skilled manpower. Speakers urged the government to approve the set up and broadcasting of the community radio stations with the view to promoting the process of making digital Bangladesh.
Mass communication oriented knowledge centre CCD arranged the first phase of the Training on Basic Radio Journalism. CCD Advisor and Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Rajshahi University Dulal Chandra Biswas inaugurated the training programme. On the first day, the technical sessions were conducted by Chairman of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Rajshahi University Moshihur Rahman, Professor Shatil Siraj Shuvo and CCD Director media personality G M Mourtoza. Among others, Program Coordinator of CCD Golam Rabbani, Program Organiser Manik Soren, Organiser Sadik Fatima Kanon, Mostafijur Rahman Sun, Akhiduzzaman Akhib and Rashedul Islam Rasel assisted the program.
A total of 40 delegates from Saontal, Urao, Mahato, Malo, Munda, Dalit, Hanjong, Kharhia, Garo and Chakma indigenous communities are taking part in this training course held at Haji Muntajul Hoque Auditorium at Monafer Morh in the city. The first phase of the training program will end on 17 April.