Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud emphasised the need for providing proper training for journalists.
He also asked the officials of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) to choose qualified and skilled trainers to improve the standards of journalism.
The 161st meeting was held at the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Wednesday with PIB Chairman and Editor of The Daily Sun Enamul Hoque Chowdhury in the chair. The meeting, however, has been adjourned until May 21.
The Information Minister instructed the PIB to introduce three-month or six-month training courses for journalists in Dhaka as they can do it easily.
He also directed the PIB to update the contents of training resource and focus more attention on training journalists instead of introducing masters or diploma courses at the institute.
Addressing the event, PIB Chairman Enamul Hoque Chowdhury put forward a proposal to introduce PIB Award named after the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Jatiya Press Club President Farida Yasmin, also a member of the Board of Directors, laid stress on providing training by skilled trainers.
On June 26, 2021, the government formed the new Board of Directors for the next two years.