A delegation of three community media representatives led by Chairperson of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Executive Director of Coast Trust Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has met Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud.
They met the minister on Thursday and welcomed him with a bouquet of flower and a crest. Information Secretary Abdul Malek was also present at that time.
AHM Bazlur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of BNNRC and Mustafa Kamal Akanda, Assistant Director of Coast Trust accompanied with the delegation team.
The delegation updated the minister about the status of 18 community radio stations of the country, and the campaign to make the on 11th Parliament Election 2018 as free, fair, participatory and accountable. They added that all 18 Community Radios had been broadcasting 1152 hours programs from December 27 till December 30 continuously.
Songs on liberation war enriched with non-communal empathy and emotion, patriotic songs, instructions and announcements of Election Commission, jingle, PSA, audio clips, Speech of March 7, 1971; drama based on Liberation War, role of voters and civil society, law and enforcement authority and interview of freedom fighters were broadcasted.
A total of 100 community Radio reporters were engaged for collecting election related information continuously. They also captured interviews and voxpop of police officers election candidates and voters, statistics of male & female voters and number of booth, situation of local constituency units and live broadcasting of the general election results from the Returning Officer.
Dr Hasan Mahmud welcomed the delegation of Community Media and assured his cooperation for the further development of Community Radio’s in Bangladesh.