Jpurnalist Training on Human Rights Reporting
The project has been worked out, a syllabus has been developed, training course has been designed by drawing on the rich experiences of:
Action Plan: An action plan has been prepared for the smooth running of the project.
Journalist Requirements Analysis Survey: According to the action plan of Democracywatch took the initiative of a Journalist Requirement Survey in 12 districts of the country from 20th June. The survey was conducted from 9th July to 19th July 2002. The cell developed questionnaire comprising 16 questions regarding different aspects of human rights. The cell appointed 12 volunteers for 12 districts as interviewers. The volunteers were recruited from Dhaka, Jessore, Khulna, Jhenidah, Narail, Rajshahi, Pabna, Bogra, Comilla, B'baria, Chittagong and Mymensing.This survey report was published in the national dailies.
Journalists Training Manual Development: Mr Shafik Rehman, Editor of the weekly JaiJai Din, a prominent and popular weekly magazine in the country prepared a comprehensive training manual on human rights reporting. He is working as a resource person.
In-house workshop: The unit conducted an in-house workshop on the journalist training manual for its further development with NGO activists, professionals, lawyers, human right activists and journalists at Democracywatch auditorium.
In this workshop the speakers underlined the need for publishing this kind of manual for journalists to enable them to write their reports objectively on incidents relating to human rights. The workshop was very well received by all the participants who made valuable contribution.