200Capacity Building for Journalist of Three Hill Districts
A twelve-month project on capacity building for Journalists was launched in June 1, 2010. Under the project, News Network organised three different one-month long trainings in the hill districts of Khagarachari, Bandarban and Rangamati in Bangladesh. It was the first of its kind to train the journalists in hill districts. Senior journalists, working for international and national media, conducted the courses.
The project was completed successfully in time. 60 local journalists, including 9 female and 51 males were brought under the skill development training programme of the project. The participants found the programme very effective and useful for their professional development. During the trainings they were given better understanding on various issues, including ethics of journalism, professional duties and responsibilities, social responsibilities of a journalist, human rights, gender equalities, global warming and climate change, journalists’ role for combating corruption.
The progrmme draw attention of various levels, particularly in media houses and different local press bodies of the country. The trained reporters/ correspondents/ stringers, are now doing far better than earlier and more careful about their professional duties and responsibilities. The quality and number of reporting items were reportedly increased during the period following the training programme.