Engaging Media in Governance and Legislation

Project Status: Grant Agreement
Funding Partner: The Asia Foundation
Location: Countrywide
Project Duration: 1.5 Years
Project Cost: BDT 8,871,362.00
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Team Leader: Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI
Project Coordinator: Nepal Chandra Sarker, Adviser, Programme Operations, MRDI
Programme Officer: Aktarun Naher, Programme Officer, MRDI
Accounts Officer: Mominul Islam, Accounts Officer, MRDI
Coordinator: Asish Saikat, Managing Editor, Daily Ittefaq


Enhance people’s participation in political governance and legislation process


To identify ways to strengthen role and functions of parliamentary standing committees and establish linkage between parliament and civil society.

To create awareness of people on political governance and legislation process through media interventions

To increase issue based reporting capacity of journalists on political governance and people’s participation



Rapid assessment and findings compilation

Workshop with parliamentary standing committees and CSOs in Dhaka

Community dialogue/voice over electronic media

Residential training of national journalists

Follow-up sessions (participant selection, conduct sessions


Community dialogue/voice over electronic media

Publication on TV programme

Follow-up sessions (participant selection, conduct sessions)

Screening of proceedings of three selected PSCs by journalists and dissemination workshop

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