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Commonwealth of Learning
Education Specialist, Media
About Me (biography or organization description)
I'm a long time community media practitioner and advocate. I've spent most of the past decade running projects and programmes for UNESCO and other international groups. The Commonwealth of Learning, where I work now, is all about open and distance learning and so I'm focused on how these and other media and technologies are effective parts of overall learning processes and systems.
Areas of Interest/Expertise and Types of Services Provided
- Community media (radio, TV, etc), telecentres
- Open and distance learning for both formal and non-formal education, including livelihoods, health and other community development issues
- Capacity building
- Demonstration projects
Hi Ian , that must have been Gbenga Sesan, alot of people take us for each other probably becos of the first name we share. Anyways I'm willing to work with you as well. I work with youth in the areas of enterpise development, volunteer and internship placement both to Nigeria and internationally. Hope to hear from you again. Gbenga
Community Radio Services in Election Manifesto of Bangladesh Awami League
President of Bangladesh Awami League, one of the largest political party of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina yesterday (12 December) unveiled her party's manifesto for the 9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of Bangladesh titled Charter of Change. Community Radio Services has included in this Charter for Change under the Article of Freedom of mass media and information. This Article has given bellow-
Article 19. Freedom of mass media and information:
Article 19.1: The freedom of all type of mass media and flow of information will be ensures. Initiative will be taken for community radio services, besides national radio network.
Article 19.2: Investigation and trial of assassination of all journalists will be made expeditiously and the real criminals will be given exemplary punishment Persecution and intimidation of journalists will be stopped. All false cases against them will be withdrawn.
Article 19.3: Discrimination in distribution of advertisements on partisan consideration shall be discontinued, and development of the newspapers as an industry will be aided.
For happy reading http://www.albd.org/autoalbd/content/view/367/
AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)
Member, Strategy Council
UN-Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID)
Hi Ian, welcome to telecentre.org site.
I don't know if you remember, I met you a couple of times in the UNESCO, New Delhi office when you were posted in India. That was in connection with a research project.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!