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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Joined July 2016
Presence in: Bangladesh
Focus: Generalist Legal Services, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information

BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited with World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), SDGs Media Compact of the United Nations and UN WSIS prize winner 2016, Champion 2017, 2019, 2020 & 2021 for media development.

BNNRC’s approach to media development is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive, and it takes into account the challenges and opportunities created by the rapidly changing media environment in Bangladesh including community radio development giving voices for the voiceless.

Our Vision

Enable access to “on-demand” knowledge for all, using appropriate media to foster public debate for shaping their development agenda and assume responsibilities as citizens in the era of Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable a media literate, informed and participative society so that the underserved societies can shape their lives and livelihoods through the following:

  • Fostering public debate, media pluralism and democracy using the power of information and communication

  • Amplifying the voices of vulnerable, marginalized and excluded people in development debates

  • Working with media and other information stakeholders to support people and communities to bring about positive changes in their lives and livelihoods

People Associated With This Organization

AHM Bazlur Rahman

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and...
Joined July 2016
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information
AHM Bazlur Rahman- S21BR is Chief Executive Officer and founder Secretary of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC). He has more than 20 years of experience in leveraging community media and right to communication to create successful policy advocacy in Bangladesh in line with community media development. His areas of expertise straddle community media policy advocacy, training, project management especially in the area of community media.

He founded Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC that focuses on providing leadership and support for rural initiators to facilitate independent electronic community broadcasting services and to build and strengthen rural communities.

He graduated from University of Dhaka and Post graduated from Asian University of Bangladesh in the field of Social Science (MSS) in Government & Politics and Participated in certificate course on Development Management by Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) New Delhi, India

He is a founding member of Bangladesh Working Group on UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) headed by Bangladesh Government, Community Radio Monitoring Committee of Ministry of Information, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, founder member of Bangladesh UN Internet Governance Forum( UN IGF) Headed by Minister, Ministry of Information, Multi-stakeholder Steering Group Members of Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (AP-RIGF) & Distinguish Fellow, Center for e-Parliament Research.
AHM Bazlur Rahman is the network champion (main point of contact) for Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication.

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