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for Communication and Development-CCD, a non-government, non-profit
organisation has been sincerely working for free flow of information, free
press, free speech and free sprit of all the people. The organisation is
committed to utilize the full power and potential of information and
communication media for human wellbeign and social gods and egalitarian
society. It is a resources centre that works for ensuring effective use of
the mass media and information to promote human rights, achieve good
governance, women empowerment, gender equity and youth leadership in all
level and a progressive, free and egalitarian society.
has been implementing several kinds of training, research, advocacy,
campaign and cultural related program on journalism, media, communication,
right to information, ICTs, women empowerment, youth leadership, gender,
good governance, free & fair election, health, HIV/AIDS, arsenic
mitigation, birth registration, human trafficking and human rights etc
is the working partner of the British Council, The Thomson Foundation, PANOS
Bangladesh, PANOS Radio London, CARE Bangladesh, International Republican
Institute (IRI), UNICEF, Asian Harms Reduction Network (AHRN) and several
development organisation in Bangladesh as well as around the world.
CCD has number of co-organisations such as Bangladesh Advacned Student Alliance (BASA), Youth Voice, Youth Citizen Forum, Anti-AIDS Journalists Alliance (AJA), Economic Journalists Network (EJ Net).
will be the lead partner of the project. That is why, CCD will bear all the
responsibilities of arranging and implementing all the actions under this
project in Bangladesh.
the other hand, UK based organisation the Thomson
Foundation is partner of the project who has much experience and
capacity in preparing the module, manual and materials and in facilitating
the training programs. The Thomson Foundation is one of most renowned
organization in the training field of journalism. So the consultants
selected by the Thomson Foundation will perform the duty of preparing the
manual and facilitating the training courses under this project. CCD
authority will provide all round cooperation to the Thomson Foundation in
the Thomson Foundation will play the key role in arranging the visit of the
Bangladeshi editors to England because they have much experience and
capacity relating to such visit. CCD will select the editors and assist them
to go to England from Bangladesh.
has been implanting this project with the assistance of the
of the European Commission to Bangladesh.
The local mass media and the journalists are playing significant role in creating public awareness and in building public opinion on different issues for the socio-economic development in Bangladesh. But they could not contribute effectively in economic, trade and business related activities and small trade so far. Due to having no idea and efficiency in economic journalism and reporting, they could not provide expected contribution in this sector, the Editors and senior journalists of the local newspapers opined in this way. Through this proposed project, it will be attempted to introduce a specialized economic journalism and reporting in the local level by flourishing the capacity and efficiency of the journalists and to ensure the proper and effective role of the local mass media and journalists for the sustainable development of the financial activities, small trade and business enterprise in the region. The project will ensure creating interpersonal relationship between journalists, business personal and the European delegation of Bangladesh.
The key objective of the project is to ensure the proper and effective role of the local mass media and journalists for the sustainable development of the financial activities and small trade and business enterprise through upgrading the skill and efficiency of the local journalists.
implementing each activities of the proposed project following topics/issues will be
covered sincerely and try to enhanced knowledge of targeted people as well as
building their journalists skills on these issues.
principal target group of this project is the media owners and journalists
of different local and national newspapers, television and radio working in
the northern region of the country. At the same time the representative of
the people directly or indirectly involved with trade, commerce and business
related activities and business firms of this area are also a target group
of this project.
different activities of this project, at least 500 journalists, 1000
businessmen and 200 business companies will be directly or indirectly
through this project a huge number of mass people of the region and many of
the European countries will receive much data and information related to the
local trade, commerce and economic activities, which will indirectly
encourage them to make a planning, working strategy and decision of
investment and running effective business activities in this region.
project has been implementing in the 16 districts of Bangladesh. These
districts are as follows; Rajshahi, Pabna, Natore, Chapaianwabgonj, Bogra,
Naogoan, Sirajgonj, Joypurhat, Dinajpur, Panchagar, Thakurgaon, Nilhaamary,
Rangpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha.
To achieved the above goal and objectives of the project, following activities have been implementing in northern districts of Bangladesh.
with Media Own
Media and Trade Personell
on Economic Journalism
Training on Economic and Trade Reporting
Develop Economic Journalists Network
Competition on Economic and Trade Related Issues
Media Owners' Visit Europe to Gathering
Developing Website and Publishing E-bulletin
Broadcast Radio Talk Show
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[Last Updated on 29 December, 2007]