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 News Network, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund.
Participants described their professional progress, which is very much appreciated. Their ability increased to address the issues confidently. Sharing information between the groups is also found better than earlier.
The participants requested to arrange follow-up training for them and expand the programme to other parts of the country.