News Network with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) awarded eight journalists for best reporting on Democracy and Human Rights issues 2016. Journalists, based in remote rural districts of Bangladesh who were trained by the News Network, participated in the competition. The award giving ceremony was held on 18 October at News Network Office in Dhaka.
The winners are: First – Ashik Mannan, Correspondent, Maasranga TV, Brahmanbaria; Second – Mohammad Ali, Correspondent, Dainik Ajker Deshbarta, Dinajpur; Third – Morjina Begum, Senior Staff Reporter, Dainik Barisal Shomoy, Barisal. Fiv
e journalists jointly secured the fourth position. They are Abdur Razzak Rana, Bureau Chief of Dainik Sangram, Khulna Office; Sunil Barua, Correspondent, Maasranga TV, Cox’s Bazar; Md. Al-A
min Mondul (Biplob), Correspondent, Dainik Inqilab, Bogra; Shihab Uddin Bipu, Correspondent of NTV, Brahmanbaria; Khaled Ahmed, Staff Reporter, Dainik Jalalabad, Sylhet.
Jury members Shamsuddin Ahmed, Former Joint Editor, The Daily Observer; Ziaur Rahman, Senior Journalist, The Financial Express; and News Network Editor and CEO Shahiduzzaman were present in the occasion.