Supported By UNESCO/IPDC Period: 2010 to 2011
The project was launched in June 1st, 2010. Under the project curriculum News Network had organised three different one-month long training sessions in hilly districts i.e. Khagarachari, Bandarban nd Rangamati of Bangladesh. The idea of training the journalists of Hilly regions was undertaken for the first time in a country like Bangladesh. Senior journalists, who are currently working for international and national media conducted the courses. The project was completed successfully in time. 60 local journalists, including 9 female and 51 male were brought under the skill development training. The pa rticipants found the programme very effective and beneficial for their professional devel 60 local journalists, including 9 female and 51 male were brought under the skill development training. The pa rticipants found the programme very effective and beneficial for their professional development. During the trainings they were given better understanding on various issues, like ethics of journalism, professional duties and responsibilities, social responsibilities of a journalist, human right, gender equalities, global warming, climate change, journalist’s role in combating corruption & bureaucracy. The programme was conducted successfully and it made a mark on various levels especially on the journalism sector of Bangladesh. Editors and senior journalists said they are benefited from the programme. They mentioned that their reporters/ correspondents/ stringers, who received the training from the News Network are now doing far better than earlier and more careful about their professional duties and responsibilities.