The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) was held on its Segunbagicha office premises in the capital on Thursday. President of the organization Saiful Islam chaired the event.
However, the election of executive committee of the platform of reporters will be held today (November 30).
Before beginning of the AGM, the ‘DRU Best Reporting Award-2018’ ceremony was held on the same venue. A total of 19 reporters of print, online and electronics media have been given the award this year in 15 categories.
Former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique handed over the awards, certificates and cheques to the winners.
Prime Minister’s adviser and editor of the Daily Observer Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, editor of the News Today Riaz Uddin Ahmed, acting editor of daily Jugantor Saiful Alam, journalists Mostafa Kamal Majumder and Shahjahan Sarder and general secretary of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity Syed Shukkur Ali Shuvo were present at the function, among others.
Shahed Shafiq of Bangla Tribune has received the DRU Best Reporting Award under the ‘politics and good governance’ category, while Financial Express’ Jashim Uddin Harun and Zobayer Hasan got the award in business and economics while Dainik Amar Din’s reporter Faruk Alam in service.