Friday 19 July 2019 ,
Friday 19 July 2019 ,
Latest News
  • No way to treat corruption differently: Quader
  • US to stand strong resolving Rohingya crisis
  • Leave of DNCC staff cancelled
  • Sheikh Hasina was arrested to halt democracy: Hasan
  • Moderate tremor jolts Dhaka
13 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Print

Editors acknowledge need for safety protocol

UNB

Editors, journalists, academics and activists yesterday recognised the need for a common framework of guideline towards better safety and security of journalists in the context of increasing threats and risks, reports UNB.

Participating in a regional dialogue in the city, the speakers recognised that physical, psychological, legal and digital aspects constitute equally important safety issues for newsmen.

Hosted by the Editors' Council, the 'Regional Dialogue on Safety and Security for Journalists' was attended by journalists from local and national news outlets covering print, electronic and online mediums, journalist union leaders, academics, civil society representatives and experts.

The dialogue was held at the Auditorium of BRAC Centre in the capital, said a press release of the Editors' Council.

The participants agreed that the guideline of journalists' safety protocol should be a product of a joint exercise of all quarters concerned, including the Editors' Council, Newspaper Owners' Association, Press Institute of Bangladesh, journalists' unions, Jatiya Press Club, the Dhaka Reporters' Unity and all such bodies.

Editors stressed that prevailing international best practices should form the basis of the safety protocol, which will hopefully be adopted and practised by media outlets.

The dialogue urged the government and its agencies to do as much as possible to ensure safety and security of journalists and contribute to removing hurdles that threaten press freedom.

International speakers included Sri Lanka-based Ranga Kalansooriya, Regional Advisor for Asia, International Media Support, India-based Rana Ayyub, Investigative journalist and writer and UK-based Lucy Freeman, Chief Executive of Media Legal Defense Initiative. Reazuddin Ahmed, veteran journalist, editor, union leader and member of the Editors' Council chaired and moderated the programme.

Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of the Daily Star, also the Editors' Council general secretary introduced the topic journalists' safety and security at the beginning of the discussion and welcomed the participants.

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 48.7%
No 47.3%
No Comment 4.0%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
010203040506
07080910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
More News stories
Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food Ministry Mohammad Nasim said that there is no alternative to creation of awareness to ensure unadulterated food items for consumers. The meeting also…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting