Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) Nepal welcomed a group of Bangladeshi’s Delegates at the secretariat. The staff of ACORAB and CIN attended the sharing and interaction program along with representative of UNICEF.
Mr. Subas Khatiwada, President of ACORAB welcomed the entire guest and briefed about the status of community radios of Nepal. He further informed that 300 community radios are broadcasting the news and radio content on more than 70 languages as well as informed that ACORAB has been lobbying for the community radio friendly policy (radio license and equipment renewal and royalty services issues) with government and they are on the process of amendments. He informed that ACORAB has been emphasizing the radios operated by marginalized, dalits and the indigenous community. Twenty nine newly formed members have been committing to work on the sustainability of the community radio. At last, he focused on learning from two countries regarding the practices of community radio.
Likewise, Mr. RC Lamichhane, Executive Director of ACORAB, presented slides with the information of ACORAB and launching of CIN as well as the role of ACORAB and community radios during the disaster of 2072. Furthermore, he presented social and political agendas of community radios along with major strengths and challenges of radios. He further assured that community radios are connecting the grassroots to governance.
The interaction program was forwarded with the questions and queries by the visitors. The sharing of ideas in the similar issues and the activities done followed the session. The program was formally ended by the vote of thanks by Bazlur Rahmen, representative of Bangladeshi’s delegate and with the exchange of token of love.