BANGLADESH : TO OBSERVE 7TH WORLD RADIO DAY: SPORT AND RADIO 13 FEBRUARY, 2018
7th UN World Radio Day 2018 is going to be observed in local and national level in Bangladesh on 13 February 2018. In the meanwhile, all radio station like Public Service Broadcasting, Private Broadcasting, and Community Broadcasting are preparing them for celebrating the day 7th time in Bangladesh.
The theme for this seven edition is the alliance of sport and radio. Sub-themes are Radio and Sports build and unite communities, Radio and Sports inspire participation and inclusion and Radio fosters goodwill and inspires humanity.
In this occasion, Bangladesh will arrange a colorful rally, seminar, cultural program at local & national level. The representative from media, practitioners, civil society members, academia, administration, sports sector and delegates from the different level of the society will have participated in the 7th UN World Radio Day 2018 in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has started advocacy process on observing the world radio day in Bangladesh on 13 February in collaboration with public service Broadcasting, Commercial broadcasting & Community Broadcasting at local and national level. As a result, World Radio Day Observation National Committee was formed to observe the WorldRadio Day by Ministry of Information, People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Now 17 Community Radio Stations are on-air in the country, aiming to ensure empowerment and right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting altogether 138hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment, and development motivation activities. Around 100 Youth Women & Youth are now working with those Stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters. Another 15 Community Radio will start broadcast very soon.