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Ensure proper training for journalists: Hasan

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 April, 2022 12:00 AM
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Ensure proper training for journalists: Hasan
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud speaks at a meeting of Board of Directors of PIB at the Secretariat in the city on Wednesday. —SUN PHOTO

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 minister came up with the instruction at a meeting of the newly-formed Board of Directors of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).

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. 

Information Ministry’s Additional Secretary (development) Md. Faruque Ahmed, Joint Secretary (Press) SM Mahfujul Haque, Principal Information Officer (PIO) Md Shahinoor Miah, PIB Director General (DG) Zafar Wazed, PIB Board Members Sheikh Mamunur Rashid and Madhusudan Mandal, Editor-in-Chief of DBC News M Manjurul Islam, former Editor of the Daily Samakal Mustafiz Shafi and Prof Abul Mansur Ahmed also spoke, among others.

On June 26, 2021, the government formed the new Board of Directors for the next two years.