BGMEA-BUFT Journalism Fellows to go on study tour to US

BGMEA in association with the US Embassy in Bangladesh and C&A Foundation organized a study tour to the US for the Fellows and Mentors of the 3rd BGMEA-BUFT Journalism Fellowship program.
BGMEA President Md. Siddiqur Rahman announced this at a press conference at BGMEA Complex on May 28. The Fellows and Mentors will leave for the US on June 23, he informed.
US Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat also spoke at the press briefing.
BGMEA Vice President (Finance) Mohammed Nasir conducted the press conference.
The study tour aims to sharpen the knowledge and skills of the Fellows by providing them the opportunity to learn about business journalism and journalism ethics so that they can contribute to the development of Bangladesh, particularly the RMG industry, with their professional performance.
The Fellows will exchange views with different important stakeholders in the US including government agencies, brands, trade associations and labour unions during the tour. They will also have an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the US media and to horn their professional skills through exchange of views with journalists working in the US media.
BGMEA Senior Vice President Faruque Hassan, Vice President SM Mannan (Kochi), Vice President Mahmud Hasan Khan (Babu), Chairman of BUFT Trustees Board Muzaffar U Siddique, BGMEA Directors, Program Manager of C&A Foundation Noureen Chowdhury, Mentors of the BGMEA-BUFT Journalism Fellowship – Editor of the Daily Bhorer Kagoj Shyamal Dutta andEditor-in-Chief of GTV Syed Ishtiaque Reza were also present at the press conference.
Six Fellows who will go on study tour to the US are Abu Hena Muhib, Senior Reporter of the Daily Samakal; Md. Hasanul Alam (Shaon), Senior Correspondent of NTV; Kaberi Maitraya, Staff Reporter of Ekattor TV; Jasim Uddin, Staff Correspondent of the Daily Sun; Mofizul Islam Chowdhury, Staff Reporter of Dainik Manobkantha; and Rashedul Tusher, Staff Reporter of the Daily Kaler Kantho.