Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Media should focus on cyber diplomacy

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6th September, 2022 06:14:12 PM
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Experts have urged the media professionals to maintain cyber diplomacy during delivery of news and any contents for sake of national interest.

They also emphasised on capacity building of the staff at all level in media on regular basis while addressing a discussion at National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMC) in the capital.

NIMC Director General Shahin Islam inaugurated the three-week course on cyber security for media professionals from August 28 to September 15, said a news release on Tuesday.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) Chief Executive Officer AHM Bazlur Rahman and Bangladesh Youth Internet Governance Forum vice-chair Riad Hasan Badsha jointly conducted the day-long session on cyber diplomacy.

Cyber diplomacy is broadly defined as the use of diplomatic tools and initiatives to achieve a state’s national interest in cyberspace that are commonly crystallised in the national cybersecurity strategies.

The objective of the training course istoenable the participants to understand clearly how the internet is working in the world, get knowledge about social engineering exploits, learn how to handle security breaches, provide a basic understanding of various computer and network security threats, provide basic knowledge about identify cloud computing and virtualization security methods including cyber diplomacy. 

A total of 15 officers of Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television, and other Departments of the Ministry of Information and Broadcast along with reporters/newscasters from televisions, FM Radio, and freelancers have been participating in the course.