A training workshop on capacity building of journalists in human rights reporting has been held in the capital on Wednesday.
The day-long workshop was organized by the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in association with the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) Human Rights Project.A total 30 journalists from print, electronic and online media working in Dhaka took part in the training workshop which was held at the Bangladesh Press Council auditorium in the capital’s Segunbagicha area.
President of BMSF Enamul Kabir Rupam presided over the workshop while Dhaka Journalists Union President Quddus Afrad, General Secretary Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu and Daily Bangladesher Alo Editor Mofizur Rahman Khan Babu spoke.
The workshop discussed national and international laws and declarations to enhance professional skills in reporting on human rights, including women and children. In the workshop, the trainers discussed about human rights concepts, principles, structure of human rights (at national and international level), role of media in protection and development of human rights, techniques of writing human rights investigative report, preparation of human rights report. These issues were presented in PowerPoint at the workshop.
The workshop was conducted by Farzana Bobby Nadira, Program Coordinator of BMSF. The instructors were Abdullah Al Mohan, Assistant Professor of Vasantek Government College Dhaka, Ripa Roy, Senior Lecturer of Stamford University and Khairuzzaman Kamal, Secretary General of BMSF.
Retired Justice Mohammad Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, Chairman of Bangladesh Press Council, handed over certificates to the trainees on behalf of BMSF to all the journalists who participated in the workshop.