Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First community radio station testing in Bangladesh

The first community radio station in Bangladesh, named Lokobetar, has begun test transmissions in the district town of Barguna to build public opinion on development issues like democracy, good governance, human rights, anti-corruption, health and women empowerment. Mass-Line Media Centre (MMC), a development organisation, with financial and technical support from Unesco, set up the radio station, which has been on trial since 27 May and is expected to go for full-fledged transmission by mid-June. The station will cover a radius of about 17 kilometres around Barguna town on FM 99.2 MHz.

(Source : Media Network Weblog/The Daily Star)

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