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9 journalists get BAJUS Media Award-2023

Special Correspondent Media 2024-02-08, 11:03pm


BAJUS Media Award

Dhaka, Feb 08 -- A total of nine journalists from different media houses have received “BAJUS Media Award 2023’ in three categories for writing informative, investigative and research-based reports on the country’s jewellery industry.

The winners received the gold medals and crests at a gala ceremony held at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Thursday.

The Award’s jury board chairman Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, and its member and also President of Jatiya Press Club Farida Yasmin, Bajus general secretary Badal Chandra Roy, adviser Ruhul Amin Rasel and former president Dilip Kumar Roy, among others, were present at the programme.

The trade body recognised a total of nine reports in three categories – Newspaper, television and online -- with the Award for the first time.

Three journalists from each category received gold medals worth Tk 1.5 lakh, Tk 1.25 lakh and Tk 1 lakh, respectively.

The winners are- In the newspaper category, Rahim Sheikh of Janakantha, Rafikul Islam of the Business Post, (Rafikul recently joined Daily Sun) and Shah Alam Khan of Kalbela won the award.

In the television category, Mohammad Shahriar Arif of Channel 24, Farrukh Ahmed Babu of Banglavision, and Tawhidul Islam Rana of GTV, and In the online category, Shariful Islam of, F. M. Abdur Rahman Masum of, and Md. Abu Sayeed (Sayeed Shipon) of won the award.

The jury comprised of eminent journalists selected reports on different issues, including the local jewellery industry in the context of the global economy, implementation of gold policy, quality of ornaments and design, potential of export and competitiveness, contribution of jewellery to economy, opportunities and challenges in investment, revenue management and policy issue, harassment and efforts to fight smuggling.

 The contents were published between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.-UNB