The training, May 3-5, 2005, will be conducted by two well-known journalists, Iqbal Bahar Choudhury, chief of the VOA Bangla Service, and Arnold Zeitlin, former Associated Press correspondent in Southeast Asia.
The program will open with a ceremony at the National Institute of Mass Communication in Dhaka at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Representatives from Bangladesh Betar, the U.S. Embassy and NIMCO are expected to attend.
“We’re delighted that we’re able to work closely with broadcasters and officials at Bangladesh Betar, which plays such an important role in providing news and information throughout the country,” said David Jackson, VOA’s director.
The training will include sessions on the role of an independent media, covering news and feature stories effectively, using different styles in broadcasting and the role of research. Shafi Sami, Bangladesh’s former Foreign Secretary, will conduct a mock press conference for the participants.
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