The first death anniversary of the veteran journalist AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud will be observed on Saturday. She died of cancer on July 25 last year.
A discussion was held in the city on Friday marking the first death anniversary of eminent journalist.
Sangbadik Samaj (Journalist Society) organised the programme at the Jatiya Press Club.
Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, The Samakal editor Golam Sarwar, noted columnist Syed Abul Maksud and Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) president Mujahidul Islam Selim, among others, spoke at the discussion with Professor Emeritus of Dhaka University Dr Anisuzzaman in the chair.
Senior journalist Farid Hossain moderated the programme.
A moment of silence was also observed at the discussion in honour of the late journalist.
Speakers described Baby Maudud as a bold and brave journalist, saying she never deviated from her principle and virtue.
Baby Moudud, a former lawmaker and one of the organizers of Women Rights Movement died of cancer at the age of 66.
She was born in Kolkata on June 23 in 1948. Her father-Abdul Moudud was a Justice. Her mother was Hedayetunnesa. Baby Moudud was third among her six brothers and three sisters.
Baby Moudud was a former Chief News Editor of the state-run news agency-Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). She started journalism in 1967 while studying at Dhaka University.
She was acting editor of weekly Bichitra for a long time. She worked as editor on social issues at BD news 24.com.
She worked in different mainstream newspapers and news agencies like Daily Sangbad , BBC, Daily Ittefaq, Daily Chitrali, Weekly Lalana, Weekly Ranar, Daily Azad, Daily Gano Bangla and Daily Muktokantha. Agencies