Promoting News Literacy and Ethical Journalism (Phase II)

Project Status: Grant Agreement
Funding Partner: UNICEF Bangladesh
Location: Countrywide
Project Duration: 1 April 2019 – 31 July 2020
Project Cost: BDT 10,128,680.00
MRDI’s Contribution: BDT 747,180.00

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Team Leader: Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI
Programme Coordinator: Md. Shahid Hossain, Advisor, Planning and
Development, MRDI
Deputy Programme Coordinator: Modina Jahan Rime, MRDI
Finance Personnel: Md. Abdul Gofur, Manager, Finance, MRDI


To identify the gaps in compliance of ethical standard of child reporting over print and electronic media.

To increase capacity of journalists on ethics of child reporting.

To create an enabling environment in the media houses in practicing high standard of journalistic ethics on child reporting.


National survey on news literacy with special focus on children

News literacy assessment sharing meeting with parliament standing committees

Lobby meeting with 4 parliamentary standing committees

Mapping of discussion-trend on child issues in national parliament

Baseline through monitoring of session proceedings and interviews with parliamentarians

Continuous monitoring of parliamentary sessions

Continuation of Media Monitoring Support to National Human Rights Commission

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