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Promotion of Civic Rights in Bangladesh through Education, Advocacy and ICT

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Reinforces respect for civic rights and unites human rights activists in a network in order to establish a culture of human rights in Bangladesh.

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Promotion of Civic Rights in Bangladesh through Education, Advocacy and ICT

Journalists in Bogra Receive Training on Media and Human Rights

The THR program has now engaged journalists and media professionals working in the Bogra district of Bangladesh, who participated in a day long workshop on “Professional Development on the Media and Human Rights”, held on 23rd August 2011. The workshop was held in the Red Chilies Conference Hall of Bogra, and had 30 participants from different national and local media outlets working in Bogra. Representatives from renowned print media outlets such as The Daily Prothom Alo, The Daily Inquilab, The Daily Ittefaq, Daily Kaler Kantho,Jay Jay Din, and  satellite television channels such as Channel I,ETV, Bangla vision, ATN Bangla, and more such agencies participated in the workshop.

The main topics discussed comprised of Human Rights Law, Reporting on Human Rights and Ethics of Journalism, and sessions were conducted by resource persons Mr. Advocate Sadrul Anam Ranju, a renowned human rights activist, and Mr. Hasibul Hasan Bilu, Senior Staff Correspondent, The Daily Star. RI Program Officers Mr. Masud Al Mamun and Mr. AJM Zobaidur Rahman Soeb also conducted some important sessions.

The workshop was productive and successful, experiences and lessons were exchanged, recommendations were drawn and all objectives were met. The initiatives taken by the RI BD in this regard were highly valued by all 30 participants. Moreover, the workshop also received a wide range of media coverage both in print and electronic media. For instance, the news was telecast by ATN Bangla News Bulletin at 5:00 pm on 23 Aug 2011. It was also covered by one of the most popular newspapers in Bangladesh, the Daily Prothom Alo on the following day. Among others, the online news agency, the Banglanews24.com had a detailed report on the event.

The Bangla News 24 coverage

Furthermore, the local media also provided coverage for the event.

RI looks forward to reaching more districts and journalists through the THR program.

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