Fellowship Programme for capacity building of young journalists

Support by: UNESCO/IPDC
Project period: October 2007-April 2008 & October 2008 -October 2009

In two phases News Network implemented five different one-month fellowships in five important divisions and districts headquarters, aiming to   capacity development of young journalists. About one hundred and twenty-five (175) journalists, including male and female were benefited from this project. The first phase (October 2007- April 2008) of the training was organised in Khulna divisional headquarter and Bogra district headquarter. In the second phase (October 2008 – October 2009), programmes were held in Barisal, Sylhet and Rajshahi divisional headquarters. Senior journalists from various media houses conducted the courses.

The journalists were also given better understanding about ethics of journalism, human rights and their social responsibilities. They found the training very useful and effective for their professional development.