A visiting UK press & media team met with local press on 21 December at Dhaka Club. UK Coordinator Ansar Ahmed Ullah & Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, CEO of Ekushey TV jointly moderated the discussion.
Ansar Ahmed Ullah introduced the UK team to say that the UK team has come to Bangladesh to attend ‘ Media Dialogue with Bangladesh Press’ aimed at engaging and interacting between the UK based press & media activists and leading Bangladeshi media houses prior to the run up to general elections scheduled on 30 December 2018. They discussed the overall political scenario in Bangladesh and other specific topics such as poverty alleviation, digital & information act, social justice and issues of freedom of expression.
The UK team comprised of journalist Ansar Ahmed Ullah, Duncan Bartlett, Editor, Asian Affairs Magazine, Farhan Masud Khan, Head of Programmes, Channel S TV, Kois Miah, Photojournalist, Matiar Chowdhury, NNB correspondent, Writer Sebastian Dunn and Syed Anas Pasha, Editor-in-chief and local media guests included Syed Ishtiaque Reza, Editor in Chief, GTV, Farida Yasmin, General Secretary, National Press Club, Naem Nizam, Editor, Daily Bangladesh Pratidin, Rahul Raha, Head of News, Channel 24, Tasnima Hossain, Editor, Daily Ettefaq, Nurul Amin Probash, Head of News, ATN News, Manjurul Islam, DBC, Munni Saha, ATN, Joy E Mamun of Jamuna Television, Abul Kalam Azad, BSS, Shyamal Dutta, Bhorer Kakoj and Tasneem Kibria Orpa, Sub Editor, Dhaka Tribune