Improved Governance through Open Flow of Information


Project Status: Grant Agreement
Funding Partner: The Asia Foundation
Location: Bangladesh
Project Duration: 26 months (1 January 2020 to 28 February 2022)
Project Cost: BDT 1,51,14,053.00

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PROJECT PERSONNEL

Team Leader: Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI
Project Coordinator: Md. Shahid Hossain, Advisor, Planning and Development, MRDI
Training Coordinator: Syeda Sumaya Tasnim
Finance Personnel: Tahmina Ferdowsy, Senior Accounts Officer, MRDI
Logistic Coordinator: Md. Mizanur Rahman, Senior Officer, HR and Administration, MRDI

OBJECTIVE

Enhance capacity of youth on fact checking to fight disinformation during Covid 19 and how they would make authorities accountable using RTI during and post Corona situation.
Engage newsroom managers and reporters in keeping safe while gathering news.
Enhance the level of people’s trust in media and assess level of external stakeholders’ engagement to strengthen democracy and political participation with an additional focus on the pandemic period through conducting a survey
Facilitate media houses develop their audience engagement plan
Enhance capacity of media and skills of journalists on producing objective and authentic in-depth stories on issues of public interest.


MAJOR ACTIVITIES 

Online course for youth on basics of fact checking
Youth engagement on COVID-19 and RTI
Online session on safety of journalist
Sharing findings with gatekeepers
Conduct a survey on people’s trust in media and external engagement in media
Media capacity building for in-depth reporting on public interest issue
Orientation programme for university students on fact checking and verification
Orientation for journalists on digital security

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