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Journalism & Mass Communication / Re: The Largest Cable Car of the Country
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:49:57 PM »
great, nice and wupppp...i will go then

Journalism & Mass Communication / Re: History of journalism
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:40:20 PM »
valo hoyese, chaliye jan, pervez
parle journalism niey academic ekta course koren, valo hobey
best reagrds

Journalism & Mass Communication / Re: Bangladeshi Women Freelancers Awarded
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:38:34 PM »
really good and new topic for posting which will facilitate women's empowerment
khairul bashar go on pls
best wishes

good piece, thanks for your efforts
an interpretative report can be done on this hard news. pls try
sheikh shafiul islam

Journalism & Mass Communication / Re: Ahsan Manzil
« on: November 21, 2013, 08:35:01 PM »
thanks for your write up, it seems good

good piece, go on pls

'Villagers Now Call Me Daktor Apa (Doctor Sister)'

Halima Begum comes of a poor family of Karagaon village under Jhenaigati Upazila of Sherpur District. This lady was involved with Pidim project activties since the last six years. She was a para worker serving the community people on health issues. Before having the new identity, she was passing her days through uncount hardship with her minor kids, husband and in-laws. But the Pidim training on primary health care issues changed her life.
She could earn handsome amount of money by providing health related advice, primary treatment and by selling some essential medicines needed for primary treatment. She was not only successful in adding to family income to support her kid’s education and address household emergencies, but earned dignity and a distinct identity in the society.
She added: “I am now invited to different social functions even in the village arbitration. Villagers call me daktor apa (doctor sister) and greet me with honour. But, before joining the Pidim training, people did not know me and I had no voice in the society.”

Journalism & Mass Communication / A Friend of Community Radio
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:14:30 PM »
Zakir Hossain: A friend of community radio

Zakir is one of the probable remotest listeners of Lokobetar, the first community radio in Bangladesh based in Barguna. Zakir who lives in Kolapara, a locality which is 16 km. far from the radio station in Barguna. He has been listening to the Lokobetar programmes for the last one year. He also took part in quiz competition and enjoyed his favorite songs on request. Zakir shares his enjoyment of listening to Lokobetar with the fellow villagers too. He has set a loud speaker for which a good many listeners can enjoy Lokobetars programme together. There is growing  a mutual understanding between Zakir and the fellow villagers around collective exposure of the radio programmes. He said, the villagers could then know many things on weather, health, agriculture  and education from the radio programmes which were facilitating the village people to bring about a qualitative change in life and livelihood. 

A gender sensitive press system should be established gradually to address this problem

thanks, definitely, i agree with you. You know that at present 14 community radios are functioning in the remote areas of the country including the coastal regions. The community radio like lokobetar in Barguna has contributed to minimizing loss which was apparently  triggered by the last Mohasen.

Journalism & Mass Communication / Re: Hope for the Bangladesh Children
« on: November 20, 2013, 01:54:29 PM »
thanks for your kind reading and comments

Journalism & Mass Communication / Re: The Sixth Sense
« on: November 19, 2013, 05:21:56 PM »
good piece, go on please
best wishes

Corporal Punishment Deters Congenial Academic Atmosphere for the Children
Sheikh Shafiul Islam
Assistant Professor
Journalism and Mass Communication
Daffodil International University

Violating the government’s order and the specific directives from the High Court, a section of the teachers are reportedly engaged in beating the children and attributing mental pressure for which the congenial atmosphere for education in many institutions are being hampered. One of the major reasons behind this situation is lack of motivation and competence of the teachers in comprehending the lesions. Another reason is that the teachers are not well-trained and patient. Although there is a provision in the UN report to form committee to act upon investigating corporal punishment, it has not been possible. Even the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also delivered her speeches against corporal punishment and called for a fear-free and friendly environment in the educational institutions. Violating her directives, a section of the teachers are continuing torture on the students irrespective of their age and gender. Even the physically challenged children do not get redemption of the punishment. A survey shows that 28 per cent children claimed of being punished by their teachers on lame excuse. It was also reported that many students left the schools in fear of beating (Sarker: 2013).

Journalism & Mass Communication / Hope for the Bangladesh Children
« on: November 19, 2013, 05:13:33 PM »
Hopes for the Bangladesh Children

Sheikh Shafiul Islam
Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
Daffodil International University

Amidst some pragmatic limitations, Bangladesh has performed well in some of the socio-economic sectors as per the reports of international bodies. In 2001, the youth literacy rate was 63.6 percent which rose to 75.4 percent in 2011. The rate is higher in Khulna, Barisal and parts of Dhaka and Chittagong divisions. The country has made a progress in women’s education, for example, the female youth literacy rate is higher than that of male youths, at 76 percent and 74 percent respectively. One in four children is out of school now while it was one in two a decade ago. The proportion of real child workers has dropped over four percentage points to six percent in 2011. The prevalence of real child workers is higher in the urban areas than in the rural areas.  (The Daily Star: July 25, 2013).

Between 1990 and 2010 the infant mortality rate in Bangladesh declined by 62 per cent and the under five rate by 67 per cent. Strong economic growth during those years helped boost efforts to reduce poverty, somewhat improve nutrition, make education more accessible to women and  girls,  and increase the resources available for health care. Perhaps more important, though, has been the sustained commitment of  successive governments to improving child  health  through, for example, integrated management of childhood illnesses, increased  immunization vitamin A, deforming, and water and sanitation coverage. Another key factor has been efforts to reduce gender inequalities, including government stipends to encourage girls’ attendance at school and a large NGO micro-finance movement that has focused largely on poor women. However, child survival rates lag behind national averages in some remote and disadvantaged regions of the country (Progress in Child well-being: building on what works, Safe the Children & unicef, Nov 2011), retrieved on 20.08.2013;

‘The 2012 Progress Report on Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed’ examines trends in child mortality estimates since 1990, and shows that major reductions have been made in under-five mortality rates in all regions and diverse countries. This has translated into a sharp drop in the estimated number of under-five deaths worldwide. Data released today by UNICEF and the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation show that the number of children under the age of five dying globally fell from nearly 12 million in 1990 to an estimated 6.9 million in 2011. For instance, the Under-Five Mortality Rate (U5MR) for Bangladesh in 1990 was 139, while in 2011 it decreased to 46 only.

The newly passed Children Act has made us optimistic about the improvement of child rights situations in the country. The Act has strictly prohibited any forms of violence and harassment against children. According to the Act, any sort of violence and oppression on children will be regarded as punishable offence with five years' jail term or Tk 100,000 fine. The same penalty is also applicable for forcing children into begging and leading them to go astray. Maximum three years' jail or Tk 100,000 lakh fine has been proposed for supplying arms or drugs to children. Under the law, Child Welfare Boards will be formed both at national and local levels and 'child desks will be set up at every police station under the supervision of a sub-inspector. Besides, separate child courts will be constituted in district and metropolitan areas to deal with the cases in connection with children (The New Age: 11.10.2012 & The Daily Prothom Alo, 26.07.  2013)

Be a Leader / Re: Women Who Changed the World...... “Mother Teresa”
« on: November 17, 2013, 08:24:15 PM »
its really a good piece, I like this great woman of all the ages...let's follow her ideals

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