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C-NES? Community Radio Station at Dibrugarh

Posted by Radio Brahmaputra on December 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A new radio station — Brahmaputra Community Radio Station (BCRS), on the banks of the Brahmaputra – is being set up by C-NES in collaboration with UNICEF, Assam at Maijan ghat, Dibrugarh as part of an effort to democratized mass media, with reporters and writers from communities of the area. Community radio across the world is popularly defined as a “radio for the people, of the people and by the people”.

A BCRS stakeholders meeting was organized on November 30th, 2011 at the BSRS office , Dibrugarh .The meeting which was originally planned to mark inauguration of BCRS and its introduction to scholars, intelligentsia, professionals, business sector, media and government circles of Dibrugarh was quickly converted into a moving memorial meeting and stakeholders discussion, to remember the brilliant contributions of cultural genius and icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika and writer-thinker Jyanpith awardee , Dr Indira Goswami, popularly known as Mamoni Raisom who had expired only the previous day, attended by Unicef Chief Field Office, Assam, Ms Jeroo Master, eminent writer- columnist Sanjoy Hazarika, the Managing Trustee C-NES, academics, members from the local community and BCRS management committee members.

 


C-NES to launch Community Radio station in upper Assam

Posted by Radio Brahmaputra on November 22, 2011 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Inauguration of the Brahmaputra Community Radio Station (BCRS) Studio at Maijan Borsaikia gaon, Dibrugarh on November 30, 2011 by the Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, Dr KK Dwivedi, IAS.


C-NES in collaboration with UNICEF, Assam has set up the station at Maijan, Dibrugarh, on the banks of the Brahmaputra. The radio station will benefit the communities of the river islands as well as the tea tribe communities inhabiting the river banks and will function as extended arms of dissemination of national flagship programmes such as NRHM, Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan and Total Sanitation campaign. The local communities would be involved in reporting on issues like education, health, culture, sports and entertainment and other issues of interest to them. The station will reach out to over 2.5 lakh people within a 15-20 km radius and will be broadcasting in five languages- Assamese, Bhojpuri, Bodo, Mising and Shadri(tea tribe dialect). The CRS coordinator is Bhaskar Jyoti Bhuyan

 


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