BD community radio networks champs at world info summit

BD community radio networks champs at world info summit

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Dhaka – Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has recognised as a Champion in UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2017
Community Radio related two Initiatives of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has recognized as Champions in UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2017.Mr. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Chairperson of Board of Trustees of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) would receive the WSIS Prizes 2017 Champion on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at a ceremony at Geneva International Conference Centre on 13 June, as part of the annual WSIS Forum 2017 (12 – 16 June)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced 90 Champions of the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes contest while the 18 Winners, out of these 90 Champions, will be recognized at a ceremony at Geneva International Conference Centre on 13 June, as part of the annual WSIS Forum 2017 (12 – 16 June)
The projects are: Community Broadcastting Library (CBL) For Access to Information and knowledge in Bangladesh. – Supported by: Free Press Unlimited, European Union
English Language Through Community Radio in Rural Bangladesh. – Supported by: American Centre
WSIS Prizes honor outstanding projects that leverage the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to accelerate socio-economic development. Besides the highlighted relevance of the project to the respective WSIS Action Line as referenced in the Geneva Plan of Action, the selection process was based on the project’s impact on the community and linkages with the Sustainable Development.
345 ICT success stories from around the world were nominated for the Online Voting Phase (30 March – 30 April) following a comprehensive review by the Expert Group of 467 submitted projects from the WSIS Stakeholder community. Based on the results of the intensive Online Voting Phase, which saw over 1.1 million votes cast by WSIS stakeholders, a selection of winning projects was made by the Expert Group.
The eighteen winners will go on to win WSIS Prizes 2017 and will be presented with an award at the WSIS Prizes ceremony during the WSIS Forum 2017, 12-16 June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. At the same occasion, 72 WSIS Prize 2017 Champions (first four runner-up projects in each category) will be recognised during the special ceremony dedicated to their success and will receive special certificates of achievement – Source: Community Radio leader AHM Bazlur Rahman’s Facebook post

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