Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

TAP Partners
Dhaka, Bangladesh

About Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC) is a National Apex Body on Community Media Development Working for Building a Democratic Society based on the Principles of Free Flow of Information, Equitable & Affordable Access to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population. Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication represents the community media sector to Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies, Media and Development Partners. Much of the BNNRC’s work has a strategic emphasis and the organization has been intensely involved in policy advocacy on behalf of the Community Media sector with Government, the regulator Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and other strategic bodies regarding Policy on Community Radio & Broadcasting, Proposed Policy on Community Television, Community Radio Trust Fund, Amateur Radio Operation, Community Media Literacy, and Spectrum allocation. BNNRC provides a range of advice, information and consultancy, offering support to anyone with an interest in the sector of Community Media through Building Capacity, Research and Development & Technical Cooperation. Supporting Organization on Community Media like Community Radio, Community Television, Community Film, ICT for Development and Amateur Radio Operation currently exceeds around 250, bringing together established organizations, aspirant groups and individuals within the sector. BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations from 2010.

Commitment Summary
– To organize country level consultation
– To organize research and development
– To provide technical cooperation

Full Commitment
– Develop Bangladesh strategy about SDG 16 in line with TAP