Development Programme for Investigative Journalism

Period: March 1997 – June 1998
Funding agency: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) was the second donor that came forward and assisted the News Network in continuing the project ‘Development Programme for Investigative Journalism’, which was earlier funded by The Ford Foundation. The Objective of the project remained almost the same with only a few changes made in its activities.  This time News Network was able to expand its service to international media market by exchanging agreement with Women Feature Service, a New Delhi based international news-feature service.  Besides writing news-features News Network started organising skill development training programme for local journalists. This project helped News Network to come in the limelight of Bangladesh media and earned appreciation for its activities.