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Fact-Checking and Verification Techniques on Health-Journalism

Fact-Checking and Verification Techniques on Health-Journalism
  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17th August, 2021 08:01:57 PM
  • Print news

Bangladesh NGO's Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) organised a three-day-long workshop at YWCA in Dhaka on Tuesday on Fact-Checking and Verification Techniques on Health Journalism for an in-depth reporting on important and complex health issues to enhance the professional skills of journalists.

The purpose of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of journalists working in creating and publishing objective, insightful and influential news on health management, encourage journalists to acquire knowledge and skills in modern techniques (infographics, data analysis, data visualization) in data verification and presentation in creating neutral and balanced health reports.

A total of 25 journalists from national dailies, online news portals, and television channels participated in the workshop which began on Tuesday, said a press release.

AHM Bazlur Rahman, CEO, BNNRC welcomed the participants and highlighted the objective of the workshop. The moderators of the three-day workshop are Ruhul Amin Rushd, Senior News Editor of Banglavision, Shishir Moral, Special Correspondent of Prothom Alo, Toufiq Maruf, Deputy Chief Reporter of Daily Kalerkantho, Ms. Zannatul Bakiya Keka, Special Correspondent of Channel I, Minhaz Uddin, Assistant Professor of Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Jagannath University and Mohammad Mahbub Alam, Senior Graphics Artist of Dhaka Tribune.

BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited with World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), SDGs Media Compact of the United Nations, and UN WSIS prize winner 2016, Champion 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

BNNRC’s approach to media development is both knowledge-driven and context-sensitive, and it takes into account the challenges and opportunities created by the rapidly changing media environment in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.