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NGOs Network for Radio wins Champions in UN WSIS Prizes 2020

  • Published at 04:42 pm February 25th, 2020
NGOs Network for Radio wins Champions in UN WSIS Prizes 2020

WSIS awards outstanding projects that leverage ICT sector to accelerate socio-economic development

Media development related initiative of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has won “Champions in UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Prizes 2020” for the fourth time.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) secretary general will distribute the prize during a ceremony in Geneva International Conference Centre, Switzerland on April 6, as part of the annual UN WSIS Forum 2020, a press release said on Tuesday.

UN WSIS Prizes honours outstanding projects that leverage the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to accelerate socio-economic development. 

WSIS Prizes has been recognizing remarkable efforts made by entities and organizations from around the globe that focus on accelerating the socio-economic progress of the whole world as a community.

The project titled “Digital Safety and Security for the Journalists in Bangladesh,” won the prize. 

The goal of the project was to aim to provide an overall idea about the use of information and communication technology (ICT) Digital Safety and Security for the Journalists in Bangladesh in carrying out the professional duties of journalists working at district level of Bangladesh.

BNNRC first won the WSIS Award in 2016

BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited with World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) SDGs Media Compact of the United Nations.