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Workshop on Content Development for Disability Inclusive Journalism held

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  • 28th November, 2022 08:58:55 PM
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Workshop on Content Development for Disability Inclusive Journalism held

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A workshop titled “Content Development for Disability Inclusive Journalism” was held at a2i conference room in the capital on Monday.

Aspire to Innovate (a2i) and Access Bangladesh Foundation jointly organised the workshop with the support of Commonwealth Foundation.

The workshop was arranged to get sufficient inputs from the participants on the draft manual prepared by a2i for the journalists.

Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir, Project Director (Joint Secretary) of a2i inaugurated the workshop as the Chief Guest.

Speaking at the workshop, Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir stated that disability inclusive journalism is very important to mainstream persons with disabilities in the society.

There are many examples in Bangladesh and abroad where persons with disabilities are contributing to society through their remarkable performances, he added.

He emphasized on joint initiatives for strategic inclusion of persons with disabilities.

In his speech, Mohammad Salahuddin, Project Analyst (Deputy Secretary) of a2i, said that this workshop will contribute a lot to improve the manual for journalists on their reporting on persons with disabilities and its community.

Albert Mollah, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Access Bangladesh Foundation spoke in the workshop and highlighted the importance of the disability inclusive journalism to aware mass people about the potentialities of the persons with disabilities and to change the negative attitude towards persons with disabilities.

Vashkar Bhattacharjee, National Consultant of a2i, gave an introduction on how the draft manual is developed and facilitated the workshop.

Participants from different sectors including Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), NGOs, INGOs, CSOs and journalist from electronic and print media attended the workshop and gave their valuable inputs to enrich the manual.