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Media Advocacy for Promote Local Economic and Trade
formulation of media policy and in assigning journalists, media owners have
both direct and indirect roles. Media productions are totally controlled by
media owners and journalists cannot write and publish anything without their
consent. But there is an evidence of knowledge-attitude-practice (KAP) gap
among the media owners on economic and trade related issues.
to the lacking of clear concept of media owners, reporting and coverage on
this issues got less priority and this issue is yet not treated as an
important area of reporting. And regional newspapers and local
journalists could not contribute effectively to sustainable development of
economic, trade and business related activities. As a result the reflection
of local trade and commerce related activities is very little in the
regional newspapers and electronic media. That is why the problems,
prospects, limitations, peculiarity, joint venture, success etc. of the
local trade and commerce related activities are not effectively presented in
the local news media.
improve coverage and to better media’s role in promotion of economic and
trade media owners should be oriented and sensitized to the economic
journalism. This is the reason why CCD intends to orient them to economic
journalism through advocacy workshops.
main objective of this workshop is to ensure effective use of mass media in
promoting economic and trade related issues at the local level and to
utilize potentiality of economic journalism for sustainable economic and
Under this program a total of four (4) workshops with the media owners will be held at greater district town (Rajshahi, Bogra, Rangpur and Dianjpur) of the northern region of Bangladesh. It is expecting that 120 media owners will take part in these workshops.
achieved the above objective CCD has already arranged following advocacy
Red details repots on dialogues hold on
different following districts of northern region of Bangladesh.
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