Three days long journalist training at national and local levels on migration, By Zoom Platform (online) has started on Sunday 10am. The training will end on 13 October, Tuesday noon. The training continues on 13 October, Tuesday afternoon. The Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment and ICMPD conduct capacity building on safe, orderly and regular migration for the media in Bangladesh.
The second online training is jointly organized by the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen the respected secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment inaugurated the training.
The training, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, aims to strengthen the capacity of national and local media for expanded, accurate and timely reporting on migration. In addition, the training was organized to help the media to increase awareness about various government initiatives and programs on migration which will help promote safe, orderly and regular migration in his remarks of Capacity Building of Media in Bangladesh on Migration (2nd Batch), the Respected Secretary highlighted the importance and need for this training and thanked ICMPD for the timely event.
He presented the various regulations and services being implemented by the government of Bangladesh to benefit the migrants and their families. He also urged the journalists to "raise mass awareness and make the concerned actors aware of their individual rights and responsibilities" because "ensuring safe and decent migration is a collective responsibility".
Representatives of various dailies, television channels and online media in Dhaka, Sherpur, Jessore, Joypurhat, Khulna, Nilphamari, Thakurgaon, Barisal, Jamalpur, Narail, Mymensingh, Gazipur, Bagerhat, Madaripur, Rajbari, Magura, Chandpur and Rajshahi participated in the training. Last August, MEWOE and ICMPD organized the first training for the media, participated in by 25 individuals. The media training is part of the several awareness raising and community education being conducted by the Migrant Resource Centers in Bangladesh, which is also supported by the European Union and Switzerland.