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Kaberi Maitraya, an example of good journalism

Dhaka office : Kaberi Maitraya, she started as a bank officer, she has been working in economic journalism for almost a decade. At present, she is a senior reporter for Ekattor Television. Kaberi is one of the few who have been researching and reporting on the economy of Bangladesh. In the 1980s, this woman journalist was born in Naogaon’s Manda Upazila. She is the eldest of three brothers and sisters and grew up in Mahadevpur due to her father being a government employee. After passing school and college, she completed her studies in the Department of Economics at Rajshahi University. Kaberi was involved in various cultural activities while studying, and she has received many awards as recognition of merit at the district and departmental levels in recitation, debate, storytelling, and dance competition. Kaberi’s journalistic hand is chalked up as co-editor of the daily Amader Shomoy. After that, she joined the national daily Arthoniti Protidin as a reporter on the banking, insurance, and financial sectors. From there, she joined Ekattor Television on March 15, 2014. After I joined, the scope of work increased, and the responsibility fell on the collection of news related to various local and foreign research organizations, development cooperation organizations, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Planning. Due to her dedication to the profession and interest in publishing true news, she has received fellowships from many domestic and foreign organizations. Kaberi has gone to different countries of the world, including Kenya, India, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, and America, to collect news in the international arena. From there, she brought out the real picture of the economy of Bangladesh in the context of the world economy and what to do. conducted direct interviews with important officials of various international organizations. In 2015, her name was added to the list of 100 Bangladeshi youth representatives of the Indian government due to her work with youth in journalism. She paid a state visit to various Indian provinces at the invitation of the Government of India. In 2017, Kaberi received the BGMEA-BUFT Journalism Fellowship Award for his analytical report on the garment sector. opportunity to participate in the US IVLP program. This is not the end; she has already won the best reporter award in 2020 and 2021 from the two top organizations in the country, Dhaka Reporters Unity and the Economic Reporters Forum (ERF), for her investigative journalism on agricultural credit. Meanwhile, martyred journalist Selina Parveen has received the 2020 Journalism Medal for her contribution to journalism. Many more awards have accumulated in the basket of success. In the meantime, she is working at the marginal level to give hand-to-hand training on the type of television journalism on economics, including business and investment, and she has taken higher training. She also presented on television and participated as an analyst on BTV and other television networks several times. participated as a judge in school, college, and university competitions. Kaberi, who has passed an era of journalism, thinks that there are many opportunities and possibilities to play a role in economic journalism in Bangladesh, especially for those who want to work in depth. This sector is very important for those who want to go into the creative profession after completing their studies at the university and want to prove themselves. Because, to present and serve news about the economy, you must always have a good grasp of every piece of information, you can constantly enrich yourself through studying. Because, to present and serve news about the economy, you must always have a good grasp of every piece of information, you can constantly enrich yourself through studying. However, Kaberi believes that the challenges of economic journalism are not any less severe. In particular, she felt that things like money-related temptations and obstacles in the reporting of news by opportunists are becoming quite strong at this time. Kaberi thinks that if you focus on the profession as a responsible, dedicated, and united person, you can get professional satisfaction by working in this sector.