‘’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’s Vision is BNNRC does like to see the rural people has the easy, quick and low cost access to global communication so that they are enrich and updated by knowledge and Mission is BNNRC will organize strategically important activities, studies, and advocacy so that the population of the rural areas will have easy, manageable and low cost communication facilities.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council 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 on the Public Sphere: The role of communication and media in exercising democratic political participation in society
2. Communicating Knowledge: The terms and means by which knowledge generated by society is communicated, or blocked, for use by different groups.
3. Civil Rights in Communication: The exercise of civil rights relating to the processes of communication in society &
4. Cultural Rights in Communication: The communication of diverse cultures, cultural forms and identities at the individual and social levels.
BNNRC now strives for the following core interventions to contribute in achieving Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS), UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN 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 &
Community Radio/Community Broadcasting 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!