Fojo Media Institute - Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a vibrant media landscape with nearly 200 national newspapers and 50 TV stations, and the sector is growing rapidly. Together with our local partner MRDI, Fojo is working with the main media houses and the most skilled male and female journalists to improve investigative journalism in a five-year project initiated in 2016.

We believe that the journalists and editors themselves are the true experts who know how to make improvements, so the program is designed to meet the requirements from our partners and the activities are customized.

We provide support in the areas of media management, research and presentation techniques, safety and security and ethics in reporting, with a constant focus on achieving results through getting more and better investigative stories published in Bangladeshi media.

Discussing Support to Quality Journalism in Bangladesh

BD tv foto 2 nyInternational killing makes international news. TV crew covering the crime scene where an Italian NGO worker was gunned down in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarters early October.                               Photo:Johan Romare

Media in Bangladesh is vibrant but under increased pressure. Self-censorship is on the rise and media houses struggle to keep the freedom they had for decades.

In October Fojo was in Dhaka to discuss possible support to quality journalism the coming years. And it looks promising.

The first week of October 2015 Fojo’s Johan Romare and Kajsa Törnroth were in Dhaka to meet journalists, media houses, media development organisations, universities and human rigths activists to discuss possible Swedish support to quality journalism in Bangladesh.

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