Feni: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very sympathetic to the mass media. She has set up a Welfare Trust for the welfare of journalists. Besides, she has taken various steps for the welfare of journalists, said Prime Minister's Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury on Saturday.
Speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day basic training workshop for journalists at Feni Press Club on Saturday evening, he opposed disbanding the RAB. "All people are not transparent. There are some bad elements in every profession. How the country will run if RAB is disbanded," he asked.
Bangladesh Press Institute (PIB) in cooperation with Feni Press Club jointly organised the workshop for local journalists. Some 35 journalists from local print and electronic media attended the workshop.
Chaired by Feni Press Club President Bakhtiar Islam Munna, Director General of PIB Md Shah Alamgir addressed the closing ceremony as special guest.
Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said journalists are now facing three challenges--threat to life, yellow journalism and entry of black money into the mass media.
Referring to the local politicians of Feni, he said, "We want terrorism-free Feni. We want every individual should exercise politics following their respective ideologies."
In his speech, Shah Alamgir emphasised on introducing certificate system for the journalism courses.
Local Police Super Rezaul Haque, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Overall) Md Enamul Haque, Feni Upazila Chairman Abdur Rahman, journalists Nurul Karim Mazumder and Dildar Hossain Swapan spoke at the function.