Holding No. 418/A
Word No. 25, Monafer Morh
Tel: +880 721 751001
Fax: +880 721 751001
Hotline: +88 01715137780
Desh Dot Com is the first news based online radio in
Bangladesh. Programs, features and investigative reports
on different issues including socio-economic, cultural,
human rights, good governance, educational affairs of
Bangladesh are broadcast through this radio. As an alternative
to corporate and commercial media, it is a non-commercial
initiative, which is established to ensure the use of
information technology for the welfare of the mass people.
The revolution of information technology has just started
in Bangladesh and the government has started working
to make a digital Bangladesh. As the first news based
online radio, it is certainly a part of the progressive
effort to make Bangladesh a digital country. Because,
this online radio has already started significant activities
through a nice combination of multi-media, web technology
and journalism and the Bengali speaking communities
living in different countries in the world have started
enjoying its benefit.
Due to several causes, the main stream media do not
cover many issues and do not reach many areas. That
is why, the voice of many marginalised and unprivileged
communities and their problems and potentials are not
reflected in the main stream media. Radio Desh is working
mainly to remove this gap.
One of the objectives of setting up this online radio
is to raise the voice of the marginalised people and
to give the voice of the voiceless people to the media.
Through this online radio, it is tried to highlight
the issues which are uncovered and untouched by the
mainstream news media.
Another main objective of Radio Desh is to inform the
Bengali speaking communities living in different countries
in the world of the data and information related to
the day-to-day events and happenings of Bangladesh,
so that they can be updated about the situation of Bangladesh.
It is earlier said that it is tried through this
online radio to cover and highlight mainly those issues
which are uncovered and untouched by the mainstream
news media. For example, the weal and woe, worry and
joy and problems and potentials of the indigenous, transgender,
homo-sexuals, Dolit communities are focused through
this radio and at the same time the problems and potentials
of the marginalised and grassroots communities are also
highlighted through different programs, features and
investigative reports. The main reason of focusing the
problems of the marginalised and unprivileged communities
is to inform and draw the attention of the state policy
makers, politicians, intellectuals and civil society
representatives to these issues and to conduct advocacy
and lobby for the development and welfare of these backward
communities, so that these top-level opinion leaders
and policy makers are encouraged to take initiative
and development programs for these unprivileged people.
This online radio is conducted by a group of
skilled and committed young activists and artistes who
are well-trained on long term radio journalism, radio
program production and online journalism. Almost all
of them are students. These students are working here
as volunteers with the commitment of doing something
good and beneficial for the interest and welfare of
the unprivileged and marginalised people of the country.
In other words, it can be said that Radio Desh is working
for building up skilled manpower on multi-media, web
technology and online journalism, who will work in the
coming days as a supportive force in making Bangladesh
a digital country.