Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, July 28, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07282020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 5 minutes
· BD Prime Minister spoke about Rohingya on her OIC Youth Capital inaugural speech (with actuality)
· Missing Rohingya refugees found alive on Malaysian island
· White House National Security Adviser covid-19 Virus Infected - VOA
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Report: Hamid Hussain and Mohammed Hussain
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 10:00 minutes
Topic: Feedback from the audience of the "Rohingya Lifeline" program on the occasion of the first anniversary.
UNHCR Spokesperson Louise Donovan congratulates Rohingya LifeLine
Louise Donovan, Spokesperson of UNHCR given an exclusive interview about Rohingya Lifeline's anniversary.
She congratulates this initiative and thanked VOA Bangla service chief for her great work for the Rohingya community. On this first anniversary, I want to congratulate VOA Bangla Service for this achievement and one year ago you created this program in Rohingya language for the Rohingya refugees, spreading information in their own language and huge achievement, huge impact also in the camp, ensuring access to information for refugees in issue, they are interesting and issue important to them. Particularly, I want to congratulate the chief of the Bangla service, Roquia Haider who has been instrumental in ensuring this process has been successful. I believe this is particularly important, not only in the general sense but also in responding to COVID-19 because radio has been something very important, means of accessing what I believe issue for refugees and ensuring that people are getting accurate information. I think having a service that provides in Rohingya language is very important, because Rohingya language is mainly oral language, so radio is the best medium to express messages and a lot of refugees also, they don’t literally understand Burmese, Bangla, and English, so to have a service in their own language is the best possible means to ensure everybody has access to the correct information. I would like to congratulate one more time the VOA Bangla service for this excellent program which service really needs for all refugees.
Noor Bashar, a regular listener to Rohingya Lifeline radio news
Based in Atlanta, GA
I wish to congratulate on this special first anniversary of Rohingya Lifeline and particularly my sincere thanks the people of Bangladesh, who work hard for this achievement, and also I would like to thank the government of the United State of America for this wonderful opportunity for the Rohingya community. We should not lose this opportunity and achievement, but we need to build a stronger platform if possible in the future, like other communities the way they are trying to develop. I think every Rohingya has a responsibility to support this Rohingya Lifeline Program and I would like to request Lifeline’s team members to keep moving forward. Thank you.
Abulkalam, A regular listener to Rohingya Lifeline radio news
Based in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State, Burma
We have been listening to the Rohingya Lifeline Program news regularly almost a year now and it really benefits us with the correct information in our own language (Rohingya). We are getting a lot of knowledgeable information such as refugee camp’s report, Myanmar’s news, and international news, particularly COVID-19 information is very important and has impact on our Rohingya people. Each one of us, educated and uneducated can easily understand the news broadcasting in Rohingya language. We are thankful for this opportunity and especially thank the V