Khandoker Mahabubul Haque: –A two-day online training course on Kovid-19 for Rajshahi Division journalists started on today Tuesday. Bangladesh Manobadhiker Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) has organized this course for journalists. About 50 journalists working in Rajshahi. Pabna and Ishurdi have taken part in the online training course. This online training course is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under Breakthrough ACTION.
BMSF has organized an online training course on “Covid-19 for Journalists” to provide accurate information about Corona. The main objective of the training is to provide all journalists with important information about COVD-19 so that they can cope with the epidemic and how to fulfill their responsibilities while ensuring their safety and security. In addition, journalists can play a special role in presenting accurate information about Kovid-19 to the general public. From July-September, 2020, 500 journalists working in different districts of Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barisal, Mymensingh will be given online training.
The overall course is being coordinated by the Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Associate Professor Dr. Md. Khalequzzaman, SBCC Advisor, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Faisal Mahmood, Outreach Manager of the same organization. F. M. Iqbal and project manager Sharif Hossain Saimum, Khairuzzaman Kamal, secretary-general of the Bangladesh Human Rights Journalists Forum (BMSF). In addition, the course is being conducted directly by senior journalists and BMSF communication officers Syed Sofi and Shapla Rahman.