Dialogue in capital to promote women-child-friendly reporting
With an aim to promote women and child friendly reporting, a dialogue with journalists was held at Segun Restaurant at Segun Bagicha in the capital.
The dialogue recommended a number of matters, including maintaining women and child friendly attitude, to be taken into consideration while presenting news and views in the mass media.
These are: careful in presenting news and articles on women and children; motivating child journalism and taking steps for it; ensuring participation of children at the all level of society; carrying out child sensitive journalism giving priority to the issue of child rights.
The recommendations also include keeping close watch on relevant laws, rules and regulations by journalists to see how much these have been implemented to ensure welfare of children; and the media's role in formation of child-friendly courts across the country. Social and Economic Enhancement Programme (SEEP), a development organization, recently organized the programme supported by TdH Netherlands and INCIDIN Bangladesh.
Chaired by senior journalist Jashim Mehedy, Tarik Mohammad Gaddafi, Technical Manager of SEEP, presented the key-note paper at the event.
Journalists from the print and online media took part in the programme.