Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)

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. 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. BNNRC’s approach to media development is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive, and it considers the challenges and opportunities created by the rapidly changing media environment in Bangladesh, including community radio development giving voices to the voiceless. BNNRC’s vision is to 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 the Fourth Industrial Revolution. BNNRC’s 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 and amplifying the voices of vulnerable, marginalized and excluded people in development debates and working with media and other information stakeholders to support people and communities to bring about positive changes in their lives and livelihoods.
Type: Secular civil society organisation
Year of accession: 2017