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Journos join SputnikPro training prog

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 4 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Sputnik international news agency and radio, which continues to expand the geography of SputnikPro, arranged the first workshop for journalists of Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Oleg Dmitriyev, adviser to the agency, told online representatives of the country’s largest media outlets how to choose an angle for presenting information.

The project was supported by the Russian Embassy in Bangladesh, said a press release.

Speaking at the opening session, Charge d’Affaires Yekaterina Semyonova noted that stronger ties between the media communities can promote better understanding between two countries.

“I am delighted that through the such events as this workshop our people-to-people contacts are expanding, thus strengthening the bonds of friendship between Russia and Bangladesh,” he said.

“During a conversation with our colleagues from Bangladesh, I joked: ‘The journalist is the most hardworking lazy person in the world.’  After all, the more effectively the work on an article is planned, the more interesting it is for the reader. I am glad that this joke made the audience in Dhaka smile. The atmosphere was friendly and constructive,” Oleg Dmitriyev commented on the results of the event.

The participants thanked Sputnik for an interesting discussion, also emphasising the importance of such events for journalists.

SputnikPro is an international project by Sputnik international news agency and radio that allows journalists, students from relevant universities, press service employees and media managers to exchange expertise and develop professional ties with foreign colleagues.

The project modules are led by both Sputnik media managers and other well-known Russian experts. Sessions focus on various aspects of journalism, including the production of multimedia content, work in social networks, attracting traffic to news outlets and much more.

Since March 2018, over 5,000 students from more than 80 states have taken part in SputnikPro workshops.