Capacity Building of Media Professionals on Election Reporting

Project Status: Contractual
Funding Partner: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Location: Dhaka and Divisional Headquarters
Project Duration: 4 Months
Project Cost: BDT 2,427,700.00


Need Assessment Team Leader: Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Executive Editor, Daily Sangbad and Chief of News, ATN Bangla
Project Anchor: Inam Ahmed, Deputy Editor, The Daily Star
Team Leader: Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI
Coordinator: Shakhawat Liton, Staff Reporter, The Daily Star
Accountant: Md. Abdul Gofur, Manager, Finance & Admin, MRDI


Safeguarding, strengthening and sustaining the Bangladesh democracy by boosting and facilitating a more pro-active and efficient role of the Bangladesh press in election coverage.


Assessing the capacity building needs of leading national and community newspapers for better election reporting.

Devising training content tailored to the identified needs and organize in-house trainings.

Enhancing competence of print and electronic media journalists in pro-democratic, objective, neutral, accurate, holistic and reader/viewer friendly election reporting.


Need Assessment of National Print & Electronic Media

Training Content Development

Training for Correspondents/Reporters of National and local Print and Electronic Media Houses

Divisional Level Orientation Session for Correspondents/Reporters of National/ Community Newspapers

Divisional Level Sharing Meeting with Media Gatekeepers and Press Associations

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