Strengthening Independent Media in Bangladesh

Project Status: Contractual
Funding Partner: Internews
Location: Dhaka
Project Duration: 18 Months (01 November 2017 to 30 April 2019)
Project Cost: BDT 14,298,360.00
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Team Leader: Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI
Program Coordinator: Shahid Hossain, Advisor, Programme and Development, MRDI
Finance Controller: Abdul Gofur, Manager, Finance, MRDI
Assistant Program Coordinator: Ummay Habiba, Programme Officer, MRDI
Finance Coordinator: Farjana Islam


Fostering media independence in Bangladesh by strengthening investigative journalism capacity, building skills in digital and physical security, reducing self-censorship, and addressing lack of media freedoms.


Increase independent media capacity for unbiased and objective reporting, and to conduct effective investigations

Strengthen linkages and collaboration between individual journalists, media organizations, and NGOs to address self-censorship and lack of media freedoms


Curriculum development for in-depth and investigative journalism training

Editor and Media Owner Roundtable Discussions:

In-Depth Journalism Training Camp:

Advanced Journalism Workshops:

Fellowships to support In-depth Reporting:

Initiate Informal network of Investigative Journalists:

Organize and implement at least 4 (four) participatory Workshops for Journalists, Media Outlets and NGOs

Main workshop findings will be presented in a summary report

Roundtables between journalists and law enforcement agencies:

Recommendations disseminations

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