Over the past few months, Internews' work in and around Cox's Bazar with Rohingya refugees has continued to grow and evolve to meet needs on the ground. We've been able to build out three programs to share critical information, address rumors, and diffuse tensions between refugee and host communities.
Flying News: Rumor Tracking Bulletins
The Flying News Rumor Tracking bulletin captures rumors and perceptions of Rohingya Refugees to eliminate information gaps between the humanitatian agencies and refugees. They are published in Banlga and English and you can read the June edition, along with more information about how they are developed, at the link below.
Bala Bura Narrowcast Audio Program
There are now 20 Rohingya Community Correspondents, half of whom are women, working together to produce a localized audio program called Bala Bura, which means, Good-Bad, as in How are things--good or bad? To reach as many people as possible, the team walks around the camp and sets up speakers to play the program in public places. You can read a full article and see photos of the correspondents in action, at the link below.
Shantir Lai Kotha Koi: Talking Peace
In addition to Bala Bura, another team of 12 correspondents, half Bangladeshi and half Rohingya, are working together to produce a program broadcast on Radio Naf to address critical local issues, rumors, and tensions that affect the host and refugee communities. a full article about the program is below as well.
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