A workshop on skill development of local journalists of Ukhia and Teknaf working along Myanmar border in Cox's Bazar was held at Ukhia Press Club hall room.
40 journalists working in different media outlets participated in the day-long workshop organized by the initiative of Ukhia Press Club in collaboration with the private development organization Friendship.
President of Ukhia Press Club Syed Muhammad Anwar inaugurated the workshop held yesterday. At this time, the press club president said, "The content of the workshop will play a role in increasing the range of skills and talents of journalists."
He also said that skills and experience are not acquired by birth. These are strictly responsibilities and duties are acquired through performance and training. Therefore, this training is organized for the capacity development of journalists.
In the greeting speech, Friendship's Deputy Director and Head of Communications, Tanzina Sharmin said, "We are proud to be a partner in such an event, Friendship expects that there is no substitute for skill development activities in providing objective news."
In the workshop, Sukant Gupta Alock, former editor of satellite television Desh TV, Sam Jahan, Bangladesh correspondent of Reuters, and Pinaki Roy, Chief Correspondent of Daily Star, gave training on mobile journalism.
Ukhia Upazila Executive Officer and Executive Magistrate Imran Hossain Sajeeb was present as the chief guest in the closing and certificate distribution phase held under the chairmanship of Ukhia Press Club President Syed Muhammad Anwar.
Senior Director (Legal & CFO) of Friendship Mohammad Shamim Reza and Deputy Director and Head of Communications Tanzina Sharmin of Friendship were present as special guests.
Ukhia Upazila Nirbahi Officer Imran Hossain said that live journalism is the mirror of society in the speech of the chief guest at the certificate distribution ceremony. One of the important aspects of journalism is to make common people aware. Highlighting the inconsistency of the state. Ensuring transparency and accountability. This kind of training will play a helpful role in quality improvement in the professional work of journalists.
Robin Shams, Broadcast Journalist of Independent TV, Junaid Ali Saki, Senior Reporter of The Daily Messenger delivered felicitations at the workshop conducted by Ukhia Press Club General Secretary Ratan Kanti Dey.
Former general secretary of Ukhia Press Club and Ukhia correspondent of Daily Zayzaidin Farooq Ahmad and Teknaf correspondent of Daily Ittefaq Jahangir Alam and many others spoke on behalf of the participating journalists.
40 electronic, print and online media journalists working in Ukhiya Teknaf participated in the workshop held in collaboration with Friendship's Public Relations Manager Jilful Murad Shanu.
The workshop concluded with exchange of experiences and distribution of certificates among the participants.