total of 29 journalists from Dhaka and out side took part in the
workshop. The workshop is a part of series of such program by
Democracywatch in cooperation with the British High Commission.
by the Democracywatch, supported by the British High Commission,
the course drew newsmen also form district to get them acclimatized
with human rights issues while carrying out their profession responsibilities.
A total number of 35 Journalists were participated in the training
program. More than 100 newsmen will be trained in phases
inaugural session was chaired by Editor of Weekly "JaiJaiDin"
Mr Shafik Rehman and addressed by visiting president of the Association
for New American Democrats A K M M Hai, Deputy Director General
(News) of BTV Mr Faruque Alamgir, Program Advisor of Asia Foundation
Mr Shajahan Kabir, Journalist and columnist Zaglul A Choudhury,
Press and Public Affairs Officer of the British High Commission
Ms Sayeda Nazneen Ferdousi, Urmee Rahman, formerly with the BBC,
Mostafa Sohel, coordinator of the project and Executive Director
of Democracywatch, Mrs Taleya Rehman.
speakers emphasized that journalism and human rights are inextricably
linked in many ways and it is important that newsmen and those
connected with the media and truly acquainted with clear picture
of different elements associated with the issues.
opined that human rights in journalism is acquiring greater
importance and significance in both developed and developing
nations and as such newsmen need to be more conversant with
the related matters for objective and more meaningful journalism.