Program Advisor of Asia Foundation Mr Shajahan Kabir, Journalist
and columnist Zaglul A Choudhury, Press and Public Affairs Officer
of the British High Commission Ms Sayeda Nazneen Ferdousi, Urmee
Rahman, formerly with the BBC, Mostafa Sohel, coordinator of the
project and Executive Director of Democracywatch, Mrs Taleya Rehman.
speakers emphasized that journalism and human rights are inextricably
linked in many ways and it is important that newsmen and those
connected with the media and truly acquainted with clear picture
of different elements associated with the issues.
They opined that human rights in journalism is acquiring greater
importance and significance in both developed and developing nations
and as such newsmen need to be more conversant with the related
matters for objective and more meaningful journalism.