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Training on Economic and Trade Reporting

There is no alternative to training for developing and enhancing professional skills. This is applicable to all professions. This is more applicable for a creative and intellectual profession like journalism. Economic and trade related journalism and reporting requires new skills, sensitivity and ethics.  In economic journalism, knowledge on basic economic, type of trade, business and commerce, its sustainable development, its relation to culture, gender and spirituality, present measures, researches etc are very important. To have best services from the journalist community they should be improved adequate knowledge and skills through training.

The specialized economic and financial reporting has been flourished and practiced in the developed countries in Europe many years ago. The trend of economic reporting was introduced in Europe at the time of Industrial Revolution there. Presently the trade and economic reporting is very important and popular in these countries. To enhance skill and quality of the trade and economic reporters and reporting, several initiatives including training programs have been arranged for time and again in these countries. As a result the European mass media and journalists succeeded to contribute effectively for the sustainable development of trade and business related activities.  

In Bangladesh no effective initiative has yet been adopted to introduce the economic and commerce related specialized reporting. Though a few newspapers relating to finance and commerce are published from Dhaka, the standard, role, spread and popularity of these newspapers are still questionable. The main reason of this flaw is reluctance in institutional effort in respect of economic and commerce related reporting. Though a few training programs were arranged in Dhaka for the journalists there, no training has been arranged in the local level on trade and economic reporting. As a result the local journalists and the media people involved with regional newspapers could not have little skill and knowledge of economic and business related reporting. Consequently, having no idea of the technique, style, tips and policies of the trend of economic reporting and the trade related issues; they could not play any significant role in this regard.

In the recent survey conducted by CCD a number of journalists revealed that most of the journalists in local level cannot properly prepare reports on economic and trade related issue. Prominent among these reasons are the lack of detailed knowledge about the issues, that would enable them to make news judgment, develop investigative & interpretative reports and feature stories and to provide sustained coverage of these important issues. Prominent among these reasons are the lack of detailed knowledge about the issues, that would enable them to make news judgment, develop investigative & interpretative reports and feature stories and to provide sustained coverage of these important issues. Due to having no clear conception of these issues they fail to map the scope in economic and trade related reporting and subsequently miss in the proper angle.

To ensure the sustainable development of the local trade, commerce and business oriented activities and the spread of local economic resources, the journalists of the local and regional newspapers should be oriented with the role, form and style of the economic journalism and their skill and report writing quality should be enhanced. Under the above-mentioned circumstances, to enhance the skill and efficiency of the journalists on economic and trade reporting, the training program has been included to be arranged under the project.

Red details training repots hold on different following districts of northern region of Bangladesh.  

Rajshahi :: Bogra :: Rangpur :: Dinajpur :: Pabna :: Sirajgonj :: Chapai Nawabgonj :: Natore  Naogaon :: Joypurhat :: Gaibandha :: Kurigram :: Nilphamari :: Lalmonirhat :: Thakurgaon  Panchagar

 

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[Last Updated on 29 December, 2007]