We are pleased to present Directory of Community Radios in Bangladesh supported by International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) of UNESCO.
The Directory will serve as an easy reference of Community Radio Stations in Bangladesh to development partners, officials of different Ministries of Government, Academia, researchers, media, and other profession groups working or taking interest on issue of community radio for development in Bangladesh.
It is sincerely hoped that the information and short profile of community radio stations in Bangladesh will be useful to many different users in Bangladesh and abroad.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication is promoting the advocacy with the government in relations to community radio with other organizations since its emergence from 2000. BNNRC has been addressing the community radio and community TV access issue for over a decade, helping to bridge the information gap of rural Bangladesh.
The reality of today is that the bondage between the community people and local-level community radio stations are getting strengthened day-by-day. Community Radio has now become their part of life. Community Radio becomes the instrument for the livelihood battle of the rural people.
We have now started advocacy with the government of Bangladesh to open up community television. We hope that community television will come into being within a short time.