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Ensuring Rights of the Sexual Minority Population Orientation Workshop on Media Fellowship Programme, 2012

Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS) in collaboration with UNAIDS hosted an Orientation workshop on media fellowship program 2012 on 20 September (9 AM – 11 AM) at Conference Room of BSWS Head Office at 99 Kakrail, Dhaka – 1000. The main purpose of this event is to give basic information about the sexual minority population and relevant terminologies among all the selected media fellows.

UNAIDS Social Mobilizing Advisor Dr. Munir Ahmed graces the event as Chief Guest. The Chairperson of BSWS Anisul Islam Hero addresses the workshop as chair. The main participants of the event were the selected media fellows and they are – Senior Reporter and Producer of RTV Mr. Bayezid Ahamed, Senior Staff Correspondent of Channel I Mst. Zannatul Bakiya Keka, Staff Correspondent of NTV Mr. Arafat Ali Siddique, Staff Reporter of Bangla Vision Mr. Dipon Dewan and Senior Reporter of DIGANTA Television Mohammad Imran Hossain Ansary. Executive Director of BSWS Mr. Shale Ahmed shared objectives of the fellowship program and Team Leader – Programme of BSWS Mr. Gazi Nazrul Islam Faisal discussed on Establishing Connectivity for Development: Health & Rights of Sexual Minority in Bangladesh.

BSWS had a positive response on the first fellowship program in 2011 to make a bridge between the sexually minority groups and the print media in order to cater better understanding between the two and create a positive attitude towards these minority people from deep of the journalists’ hearts. As like the previous experience, in 2012 BSWS launches its fellowship program with the expectation that the fellows from different electronic media would contribute to make media more responsive and sympathetic to the sexual minority communities, ignite new horizon for development journalism, highlight the rights & plights of the sexual minority population, pave ways for creation of a higher degree of social tolerance and contribute in development of public health sector.

For further information please contact Bandhu Social Welfare Society, 99 Kakrail, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh; Tel.: +88-02-935-6868 or mail to


Senior Officer – Legal|
Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS)|
99 Kakrail, Dhaka-1000|
Cell: +88-01675-130045|
Tel: +8802-933 9898, 9356868|
Fax: +8802-9330145|

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