Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Hossain was recently appointed as the new Director General of the National Institute of Mass Communication & Chief Executive, Bangladesh Cinema and Television Institute.
Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Hossain was recently appointed as the new Director General of the National Institute of Mass Communication & Chief Executive, Bangladesh Cinema and Television Institute. A proud freedom fighter, Dr Jahangir is a member of Bangladesh Civil Service Information Cadre. He started his government career in 1986, working at various levels under the Ministry of Information, Prime Minister’s Office, and Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre.
His interests cover mathematics, journalism and mass communication, which have served him well as a researcher, writer, teacher, and editor. He has a Ph.D in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Jahangir has around 40 publications in different journals and received many awards. Among his research work were on Communication Pattern of Bureaucracy in Bangladesh: Internal and Public Dealings; Pattern of Public Relations of the Civil Servants: A Case of Dhamrai Thana; and Local Level Initiative in Development: A Case Study on Total Mass Literacy Program, conducted in the District of Lalmonirhat in Bangladesh.
AIBD and BBS organised an In-country workshop on Children’s TV programmes from 21 – 25 November 2016, in Thimphu, Bhutan, funded by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). With 11 participating producers from Bhutan Broadcasting Corporation Services, this workshop mainly focused on dramatic content in Children’s programmes, the cultural, historical and language representations.
Connect4Climate, the World Bank Group’s global partnership program, launched the Film4Climate Global Video Competition to promote sustainability in the creative industries through active engagement with young people in finding solutions to climate change.
The URTI organises, with the support of UNESCO and the entirety of the international audiovisual organisations, the International Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary.
The Dart Centre Asia-Pacific is providing two expense-paid fellowships to Australian and regional mid-career journalists who want to develop knowledge Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma of emotional trauma to improve coverage of violence and disaster.
Fellowships are open to media professionals from all modes of reporting with at least five years of journalism experience.
The Asia Pacific Fellows will join ten or more European, American and Latin American journalists at an intensive week-long program of seminars and discussions held at Columbia University in New York City.
Seventeen participants from Bangladesh Television (BTV) participated in the In-coutry workshop on ‘Children’s TV Programme’ which took place from 8 to 12 June 2015 at BTV office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Next year Thai PBS is coming up with a new channel for children and family programmes. The organisation has taken up many new projects to increase the production of children’s programmes for the new channel. Thus an AIBD/NRK/ Thai PBS workshop on ‘Children TV Programmes was organised from 23 to 27 February in Bangkok to develop six of these projects.