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Bangladesh announces its Community Radio Policy 2017

Bangladesh community radioDespite its important role, community radios are confronted time and again with the issue of sustaining their operation. With no regular source of revenue, many have remained poorly equipped and understaffed. 

This challenge, among other ones, has led to the formulation of a new and timely policy in Bangladesh, thereby terminating the old one. As a result, the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2017 is now in effect in the country. Among others, this policy allows the community radios to devote 10 percent of their total airtime to commercial advertisements. The law does not provide the commercial advertisers to influence the radio programs and its management.

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