COX’S BAZAR: A media orientation programme on ‘humanitarian journalism’ was held at Hotel Beach Way in the district on Monday for local journalists working for national and regional media outlets.
Around 30 journalists representing TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and online news portals participated in the orientation organised by Xposar Communication for World Vision with the financial assistance from USAID.
Dr Makhan L. Dutta, Md Rajab Ali and Md Abdul Barek of World Vision were other speakers while Sumon Francis Gomes and Henry Roy of World Vision, among others, were present. Journalist Shiabur Rahman moderated the programme.
Anis Alamgir, the only Bangladeshi journalist who covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in his speech advised the journalists to maintain ethics while reporting on any issue, particularly humanitarian crises.
He said all reporting on any humanitarian crises should aim to contribute to the mitigation of the crises.
Anis Alamgir also highlighted the safety of newsmen while reporting on wars or humanitarian crises. “Nothing is more important than life. So don’t endanger your life for any piece of news,” he said.