Strengthening BNNRC and Mobilizing Stakeholders for Community Media in Bangladesh

Details of the organization
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Strengthening BNNRC and Mobilizing Stakeholders for Community Media in Bangladesh
Community Media
According to WSIS action line 9 Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC) has been struggling for the last 12 years to open up the community media (including Community Radio, Community Television and Community film) and giving focus on its vital role as voices of the voiceless people. BNNRC has been addressing the community radio & community TV access issue for over a decade, almost since its emergence in the year 2000. Press Freedom 2.0 programme starts implementing the project-“Connecting Voices, Strengthening Voices and Pioneering Voices”, in collaboration with Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC) and 03 other partners. BNNRC works with the same development objectives and mandate with support from Free Press Unlimited. By implementing this project, BNNRC will contribute to the following expected outcomes of Press Freedom 2.0: Connecting Voice: Community media and civil society networks from local communities of change contributing to processes of development voicing, reflecting and advocating the views and rights of the marginalised community. Strengthening Voice: Organizational and financial sustainability of the media and grassroots organizations. Pioneering Voice: Multistakeholder platforms/networks of excellence(media, civil society and grassroots organizations, universities and private sector) work together to realize new innovations that contribute to pluralistic and sustainable media
National implementation: Bangladesh
Ongoing from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2015
16 Community Radio stations

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * E-participation
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-learning
      * E-health
      * E-agriculture
      * E-science
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes