A special radio program titled “Their Story” with the active participation of the deprived and neglected transgender community and representatives of their organizations has broadcasted through Rajshahi Radio Station at 08 pm on 20 November 2008.
Mass communication oriented knowledge centre CCD Bangladesh has taken this initiative of broadcasting this program on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2008. This program is being broadcast at 08 pm on every Thursday through Rajshahi Radio Station (105 KHz) under the award program of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union.
The program has broadcasted on 20 November mainly on the perspective of the transgender community of Bangladesh. The reasons of the vulnerability of the transgender for HIV/AIDS and the duties to make them free of AIDS risk have been discussed in details in the program. Executive Director of Bandhu Social Welfare Society Saleh Ahmed, President of Diner Alo Maya Khan, Manager of Light House Rajshahi Office Md Moffajjal Hossain and some transgender people actively took part in this radio program. The listeners can win attractive prizes through taking part in the quiz competition based on this program.
Organizer of Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN), co-organization of CCD, Israt Jahan Urmi anchored the program. Sound Editor of CCD Munir Reza Al Rumi as well as Director of CCD and renowned media personality G M Mourtoza respectively edited and produced the program. CCD Organizer Rezaul Parvez Rana, WEN Coordinator Pallabi Dey and Organizer Laimun Nahar Limu presented interview and reports in the radio program.