Bangladesh Going to Observe 8th UN World Radio Day 2019
8th UN World Radio Day 2019 is going to be observed in local and national level in Bangladesh on 13 February 2019. In the meanwhile, all radio station like Public Service Broadcasting, Private Broadcasting, and Community Broadcasting are preparing them for celebrating the day 8th time in Bangladesh.
The theme for this 8th edition is Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace. Sub-themes are promoting dialogue and participation and uniting under Common Concerns. Now 18 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 160 hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment, and development motivation activities in line with the promoting dialogue and participation and uniting under common concerns. 18 Community Radio station in Bangladesh provide a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over issues, such as migration or violence against women, can help raise awareness among listeners and inspire understanding for new perspectives in paving the way for positive action and also build tolerance and surpass the differences separating groups by uniting them under common goals and causes, like ensuring education for one’s children or addressing local health concerns of rural Bangladesh.
Around 100 Youth Women & Youth are now working with those Stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters. Another 14 Community Radio will start broadcast very soon In this occasion, Bangladesh will arrange a colorful rally, seminar, cultural program at the 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 8th UN World Radio Day 2019 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 the local and national level. As a result, World Radio Day Observation National Committee was formed to observe the UN WorldRadio Day by Ministry of Information, People’s Republic of Bangladesh.