Journalism and Sustainable Development Goals: SDG Reporting for Community Radio
At the Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September, 2015, UN Member States will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
The SDGs, otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to water and sanitation.
Enormous progress has been made on the MDGs, showing the value of a unifying agenda underpinned by goals and targets. Despite this success, the indignity of poverty has not been ended for all.
The new Global Goals, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.
BNNRC now strives for the following core interventions to contribute in achieving 7th five Years Plan of Government of Bangladesh, UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Action Plan, and UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through:
Community Broadcasting (Community Radio & Community TV Community Film) for amplifying voices for the voiceless
Right to Information (RTI) for ensuring improved livelihood of the marginalized
ICT for Development for Bridging the Digital Divide in rural areas
Community Film for Social Transformation
BNNRC has been struggling for the last 18 years to open up the community media (including Community Radio, Community Television) and giving focus on its vital role as voices of the voiceless rural people.
The reality of today is that the bondage between the community people and local-level community radio stations are getting strengthened day-by-day. Community Radio has now become their part of life and livelihood.
Now Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC) is promoting Journalism and SDG: SDG Reprorting for Community Radio in Bangladesh.