Friday, 29 September, 2023

‘RTI Act very effective for investigative reports’

Chief Information Commissioner Dr Abdul Malek has said the Right to Information Act (RTI Act) is very effective in making in-depth investigative reports containing accurate information.

He called upon the journalists to share their experiences, knowledge and opinions to increase the implementation of the Right to Information Act in future.

The Chief Information Commissioner was addressing a workshop titled 'Media and Investigative Journalism on Right to Information' at the Information Commission office in the capital’s Agargaon area on Wednesday.

The workshop was organised to encourage journalists to practice investigative journalism using the Right to Information Act and to seek informed opinions from media personalities and journalists.

Dr Abdul Malek chaired the workshop.

Managing Director of Bangladesh News Agency (BSS) Abul Kalam Azad attended the programme as the key speaker while President of the National Press Club Farida Yasmin was present at the event as the special discussant.

Media personalities, senior journalists and key stakeholders working in various print and electronic media participated in the workshop.