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The Rural Visual Journalism Network (RVJN) is an innovative initiative where rural correspondents use the latest smart phone technology to produce multimedia stories from all districts of Bangladesh. Trained by Drik, the correspondents’ multimedia stories focus on addressing specific issues faced by the media and rural citizens of Bangladesh.
The programme takes into account factors such as high illiteracy rates; the fact that rural communities in Bangladesh have less access to information sources; and the dramatic rise of penetration of radio, mobile phone usage and TV. The disadvantaged representation of women and children in the media sector and the limited press freedom in the country remain a constant matter of concern. The use of quality visual media in Bangladesh, where literacy rates are low can be an effective tool as an alternative education.

Editor of Barta24.net Sardar Farid Ahmed said, “The proposed policy has been drafted on the basis of community radio policy, so many things remain unchanged and definitely those are not applicable to online policy.”
Mentioning about the new information minister Hasanul Huq Inu, he said, the new minister is technology-friendly and we can hope that he will not approve any draft policy that will affect the future of online Media.”
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Head of News of ANBnews24 Rahman Mustafiz informed that the new information minister asked him to submit an alternative draft policy over consulting with online experts, including banglanews Editor in Chief Alamgir Hossain.
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Later all were urged to give their opinion on online policy to onlineeditorbd@gmail.com to help finagling a position paper for sending to the concerned authority before finalization of the draft.

Bangladesh: Proposed Online Mass Media Policy:”Not online friendly”, say Editors – and call for assistance in developing a new draft policy…

Editor of Barta24.net Sardar Farid Ahmed said, “The proposed policy has been drafted on the basis of community radio policy, so many things remain unchanged and definitely those are not applicable to online policy.”
Mentioning about the new information minister Hasanul Huq Inu, he said, the new minister is technology-friendly and we can hope that he will not approve any draft policy that will affect the future of online Media.”
[…]
Head of News of ANBnews24 Rahman Mustafiz informed that the new information minister asked him to submit an alternative draft policy over consulting with online experts, including banglanews Editor in Chief Alamgir Hossain.
[…]
Later all were urged to give their opinion on online policy to onlineeditorbd@gmail.com to help finagling a position paper for sending to the concerned authority before finalization of the draft.

Bangladesh: Proposed Online Mass Media Policy:“Not online friendly”, say Editors – and call for assistance in developing a new draft policy…