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Project ID: 1375884737
Entity: Bangladesh - Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
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Activity: Strengthening BNNRC and Mobilizing Stakeholders for Community Media in Bangladesh
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Activity description: 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
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Bangladesh
Geographical coverage of the activity: National - Bangladesh
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development [E-participation]
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life [E-learning] [E-health] [E-agriculture] [E-science]
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing: 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2015
Partners: 16 Community Radio stations


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