The Media Alliance arranged a seminar yesterday focusing on the effective role of media in building mass awareness on climate change in Bangladesh. Many personnel from different print and electronic media, NGOs, and other public and private sectors were present in the seminar. Within the seminar, journalists shared their experiences of reporting on climate change as well as their limitations of reporting the true picture always. The experts shared their opinion about importance of building awareness on climate change. They said, though we are not responsible for climate change but we are the sufferer of climate changes and we need to adapt the changes. At the same time we need to create global awareness so that the world can come to an end to limit the carbon emission and destruction of the environment friendly climate within the world. The experts from private sectors said giant companies should also come forward to help regarding this because there are limitations of budget within the news media to create these kinds of awareness. Moreover, our views should also be changed for CSR activities and there should be an allocation from CSR for climate changes.
The Dhaka seminar, which is being organised jointly by The Media Alliance, the Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB), the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and Development Media Limited.The Dhaka seminar examined how the various media sectors in Bangladesh can give better visibility to the social, humanitarian, environmental and sustainable development implications of climate change through programming and editorial content, public service advertising, and the use of social media and other substantive digital information platforms.
Kazi Akhtar Uddin Ahmed, Director General of Bangladesh Betar inaugurated the seminar. Presentation and speeches were provided by Khondker Neaz Rahman, Dr A. Atiq Rahman, Khawza Mainuddin, Shahazada Basunia and other personnel from different media.