Bridging Media and Ethnicity

Project Status: Grant Agreement
Funding Partner: Delegation of the European Commission to Bangladesh
Location: Mymensingh, Sylhet, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Dhaka
Project Duration: 18 Months
Project Cost: BDT 10,845,557.00
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Team Leader: Inam Ahmed, Deputy Editor, The Daily Star
Training Coordinator: Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI
Project Coordinator: Md. Shahid Hossain, Advisor, Planning & Development, MRDI
Senior Programme Officer: Farhana Afroz, MRDI
Programme Officer: Aktarun Naher, MRDI
Accounts: Md. Abdul Gofur, Manager, Finance & Admin, MRDI
Module Mentors: Moazzem Hossain, Editor, The Financial Express; Qurratul-Ain-Tahmina, Journalist and Trainer; Inam Ahmed, Deputy Editor, The Daily Star


To mainstream ethnic communities through nurturing a culture of human rights and promoting equality, tolerance and peace


To strengthen the capacity and reporting skills of working journalists on ethnic rights/issues by organising national level training for journalists, in-house training for local/community newspapers on ethnic issues, human rights, laws relating to ethnic rights and general reporting skills and awarding fellowship to the journalists.

To mainstream a group of ethnic youths having primary level of journalism skills to represent their socio-economic and cultural aspects through training and internship.

To enhance media understanding of NGOs/CBOs working for ethnic rights/issues

To bridge the gap between media and NGOs/CBOs working for ethnic rights


Situation analysis through an assessment study

Capacity building through journalism training followed by fellowship and internship at national level, local media houses and ethnic youths and media relation training for PR manger of NGO/CBOs at project locations.

Community mobilisation through organizing roundtable and lobby meeting at three project locations

Publication of a handbook on ‘Human Rights of Ethnic Community’ for journalists.

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