Supported By Free Voice
The six month long project ‘Capacity Building for Journalists’, was launched aiming to develop a group of journalist’s and conduct six month advance training for female journalists. New Network orgnized three different ToT programmes(Training of Trainers) in three districts of the country, where 45 journalists were brought under the programme. ToT programmes were organized in Bogra, Khulna and ChittagongTwenty female journalists, working in print and electronic media houses received six- month long advance training on journalism. . The advance training was conducted in Dhaka. The Netherlands Ambassador of Bangladesh H E Alphons J.A.J.M.G Hennekens attended one of the ToT programme ending th long advance training on journalism. . The advance training was conducted in Dhaka. The Netherlands Ambassador of Bangladesh H E Alphons J.A.J.M.G Hennekens attended one of the ToT programme ending ceremony as chief guest, held in Chittagoang and distributed certificates among the pa rticipants. Appreciating the training programme Ambassador said, “What strikes me is that the media in Bangladesh, be it print or electronic, do quite often report without double checking the information they receive and giving fellow-up to events reported is also very rare. I hope that investigative journalism has been given due attention during this course.” Participants of ToT realized the importance of the issue. They gave special thanks to Free Voice and News Network for organizing the programmes. The female journalists also expressed their satisfactions towards the advance training which included in-house skill development sessions, Journalistic English language development courses which were conducted in cooperation with Department of English Language, University of Dhaka and internship opportunity in major national newspapers and TV channels.