Workshop on digital Bangladesh for journalists

Sep 30, 2013

Speakers at the workshop stressed the need for objective reporting on digitization.

A day long workshop on the different issues of Digital Bangladesh for the journalists of Panchagarh district was held at Panchagarh circuit house auditorium on 30 September. UNDP and USAID supported Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's office with the help of Press Institute of Bangladesh organised this workshop. As many as 35 journalists of Panchagarh districts participated in the programme. 

Speakers at the workshop stressed the need for objective reporting on digitisation. Citing various statistics, the resource persons at the workshop said common people have been getting all e-services easily at their doorsteps in a hassle-free manner from union information service centres (UISCs) and other web portals at the district, upazila and union levels. 

The volume of corruption has reduced to the minimum, establishing more accountability and transparency in the government service centres, organisations, departments and offices in the recent years as a result of digitisation, they said.

As a part of the nationwide media networking, Panchagarh chapter of Development Journalists' Forum was formed at the workshop.

Member of Parliament from Panchagarh-1 constituency Mozaharul Haque Pradhan Director General of PIB Md. Shah Alamgir inaugurated the training workshop which was presided over by President of Panchagarh Press Club A Rahman Mukul. 

The Peoples' Perspective Specialist of the a2i Programme of the PMO Md. Naimuzzaman Mukta also addressed the opening ceremony. Deputy Commissioner of Panchagarh Mohammad Salahuddin, And Police Super Abul Kalam Azad, attended the ceremony as well.