Capacity Building of Journalists
Trainings on Human Rights Reporting
basic objective and purpose of the training courses was to
flourish Human Rights Journalism trend for strengthening
human rights promotion movement and enhance skills of local
journalists on human rights related reporting.
attain these objectives CCD has successfully organized 04
(four) Human Rights Training courses with the guidance and
financial support of Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD).
These training courses were held at greater district town
Dinajpur, Gaibandha, Rajshahi and Natore of the northern
region of Bangladesh. The reasons of selecting these cities
and towns are that majority of the regional newspapers are
published from these cities and correspondents of different
leading national newspapers, news agencies and electronic
media such as television and radio are mostly available
total of 120
journalists from the selected districts actively took
part in these training courses. The participants were local
correspondents of different national newspapers, news
agencies and television channels as well as news editors,
chief reporters and staff reporters of the newspapers
published from this region.
Media experts from Department of Mass Communication & Journalism of Rajshahi University, human rights activists along with senior officials of CCD conducted different sessions of the above mentioned training courses.
the sections including journalists have appreciated this
project as a timely venture. Most of the local journalists
are requesting CCD and TFD for arranging such type of
training course for them. As per the request of local
journalists CCD would like to arrange more journalists’
training course at other districts of Bangladesh.
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