Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) of remote & marginalized population. BNNRC is registered with NGO Affairs Bureau and Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Bangladesh as a network and established in 2000 as per Article 19 charter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states: ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.’ BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) of the United Nations BNNRC has been undertaking pioneer approaches to integrate ICT and Community Media for Development, Knowledge Management, policy advocacy for good governance, people's right in country and global commons and poverty alleviation at the grassroots through its networking NGO/CSOs in Bangladesh. BNNRC's outreach extends to local, national and international forums for communicating Knowledge for Development (KM4D). In this backdrop, communication is recognized as an essential human need and, therefore, as a basic human right. Our working strategies are: 1. Communicating in public Sphere 2. Communicating knowledge 3. Civil rights in communication 4. Cultural rights in communication BNNRC now strives for the following core interventions to contribute in achieving Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS), World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Plan and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through: Right to Information for ensuring improved livelihood of the marginalized ICT for Development for Bridging the Digital Divide in rural areas and Community Radio/Community Media for amplifying voices for the voiceless BNNRC utilizes its vast experience and works as development partner with all concerned government ministries/bodies, Political leaders, NGO/ CSOs, private sector, Academia, media, national and international agencies. BNNRC is governed by Board of Trustee comprising of nine members from the eminent development practitioners in Bangladesh. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustee is Mr. Md. Rafiqul Alam, Executive Director of Dwip Unnayan Songstha, Vice Chairpersons are Mr. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Executive Director of COAST Trust & Mr.Zahurul Haque Bali, Executive Director of BRIDGE, Treasurer Mr. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA.Other Trustees are : Mr. Mirza Shahidul Islam Khaled, Executive Director of SANGKALPA Trust, Mr. S M Nazer Hossain, Executive Director of ISDE, Bangladesh, Mr. AHM Shamsul Islam, Team Manager of Speed Trust, Mr. Ziaul Ahsan, Executive Director of PGUS and Chief Executive Officer and Secretary Mr. AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR. BNNRC is supported by contributions from different development organizations worldwide who share a commitment in building a free, independent and pluralistic community media of voices for the voiceless. We invite you to join in our Struggle!
Development Communication, ICT4D, Community Radio and Right to information

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