Journalism for Functional Democracy

Project Status: Grant Agreement
Funding Partner: The Asia Foundation
Location: Dhaka
Project Duration: 8 months (9 January 2024 to 8 September 2024)
Project Cost: BDT 51,94,198.00
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Team Leader: Md. Shahid Hossain, Advisor, Planning & Development, MRDI
Programme Co-ordinator: Umme Samia, Programme Officer, MRDI

To strengthen national news outlets by developing capacity of district correspondents to produce in-depth and investigative stories of public interest that contributes to make the democratic institutes functional and accountable to citizens


Develop training content

Conduct residential training for district correspondents on public interest journalism

Award mentorship

Meeting with newsroom managers to interact on role of public interest reporting in strengthening democracy

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