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Participants in two   different interaction meeting held in Barisal and Cox’s Bazar put forward a number of recommendations to promote and defend democracy and human rights issues. The participants’ journalists and CSOs jointly took part in open discussion, group works and presentations.  They all came to a point that the journalists and CSOs the best actors to defend democracy and human rights issues. About 65 local journalists and CSOs representatives attended in the meetings. Barisal meeting was organised on 23 June and Cox’s Bazar on 26 June 2016. Earlier both the groups have received skill development training from the...

On June 2, 2016 News Network met with editors, executive editors and news editors of newspapers in Sylhet to discuss the role of the media houses in promoting democracy and human rights through in-depth reports, features and columns. Shahiduzzaman, Editor of News Network and Farid Hossain, Dhaka correspondent of Time magazine conducted the session. Sylhet is a northeastern division of Bangladesh. The news leaders (gatekeepers) agreed that the media has a big role to play in mobilizing the public opinion in favour of democratic practices and human rights. However, they pointed out some problems the y face in carrying out the...

News Network Journalists training has ended today at Sylhet Divisional Headquarter, support from the Unite d Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). Twenty journalists participated in the programme. Divisional Commissioner Md. Jamal Uddin Ahmed distributed certificated among the participants in a simple ceremony was held this afternoon at Sylhet Press Club. Editor of Daily Punnobhumi and former President of Sylhet Press Club Muqtabis-un-Noor facilitated the event. Former Bureau Chief of Associated Press Farid Hossain, News Network Editor Shahiduzzaman, Press Club President Ikramul Kabir and some participants also spoke in the...

A four -day media training-workshop for CSOs and NGOs has ended successfully on 6thApril 2016 at Sylhet town, northeastern district headquarter of Bangladesh. News Network with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund(UNDEF) organised the programme. 15 representatives from CSOs/NGOs participated in the training. Media expert and reputed trainer Dr. Hossain Shahriar a nd News Network Editor Shahiduzzaman conducted the training, aiming to improve their report writing and communication ability on the issues related to democracy and human rights. It’s a first of its kind training programme in this area. Participants...

News Network has been awarded eight journalists for best reporting on Democracy and Human Rights issues. Each of the journalists was awarded certificate and prize money at an award giving ceremony held on 29 February 2016 at News Network Office in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The winners are:  First - Maksud Ali, Staff Reporter, The Daily Probaha, Khulna; Second - Mohammad Ali, Correspondent, Dainik Deshbarta, Di  najpur; Third - Rashidul Islam, Staff Reporter, Manabzamin, Khulna. Five journalists jointly secured the fourth position.  They are Hedait Hossain, Reporter, Jugantor, Khulna; Golam Rabbani Sourov, Correspondent,...

Two different day-long interaction meetings with the local journalists and CSOs/NGOs representatives were organised in Bogra and Khulna city. Earl ier they received training for improving their professional ability to promote and defend Democracy and human rights. Bogra meeting was held on 2nd February and in Khulna 3rd February 2016.  71 participants including, local journalists and CSOs/NGOs  staff participated in the progamme, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund.  News Network Editor Shahiduzzaman conducted the event. ...

Journalists, media gatekeepers, representatives of Civil Society Organisation(CSOs) and non-government organisations(NGOs) based in Barisal have expressed their opinion to take multiple effective measures to ensure fundamental needs of rural poor. Many of those affected by devastating cyclone Sidar are yet to recover their losses. Besides, continuous river erosion and impact of climate change have compounded the plight of people. The number of displaced people is greater than before. They have also mentioned that most rural people have little access to justice, freedom of expression and information.The ordinary people in the...

First International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media (7-8 December 2015 ) and the first The Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) General Assembly (9-10 D  ecember 2015) have ended successfully at Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. UNESCO,GAMAG, Republic of Lebanon and Hellenic Republic were the Co-Hosts and the partners were UN Women, United Nations Human Rights, FAO, WFP, WHO, UNHCR, UNEP, The World Bank, ITU, ILO, UNIDO, UNODC, WTO, WMO,UNCTED and Council of Europe. Hundreds of Government delegates, representatives of UN systems, donors and non-government organization, leaders of journalists...