Capacity Building of Indigenous People on Radio Journalism and Programme Production
Though there are a large number of newspapers, weeklies, television channels and radio stations, access to media is still a privilege enjoyed by upper and middle class people. The indigenous communities in the country's northern part and those living in Chittagong hill tracts are the most marginalized and disadvantageous groups of people. They are hardly represented in the mainstream media. Consequently their issues and concerns remain largely unexpressed. Under this project, skills and capacity of the unprivileged indigenous communities on radio journalism and production will be increased through training programme, so that they can produce radio programs on indigenous issues and broadcast those programs through Government radio station. Moreover, through these radio programs a large number of people of northern region of Bangladesh will be aware about the problems, deprivation, rights as well as the traditional knowledge, art, culture and heritage. As a result of this project, a group of potential indigenous men and women will obtain capacity and skills in radio journalism, production and broadcasting, which will help them in establishing and operating their own community radios in future.