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US Embassy Dhaka awards $18K grants to young journalists

Published : Sunday, 23 June, 2024 at 8:46 PM  Count : 373

US Embassy Dhaka awards $18K grants to young journalists

US Embassy Dhaka awards $18K grants to young journalists


The United States Embassy in Dhaka awarded grants to four projects by journalism students and young journalists on Sunday who participated in the first-ever TechCamp in Bangladesh, totaling $18,430.

The ceremony took place at Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) headquarter, Mohakhali in the capital, reports UNB.
This grant event marks a significant milestone following the three-day TechCamp: Empowering Journalists, Ensuring Truth, which took place from February 6 to 8 this year.

Fifty journalism students and young journalists from across the nation were selected to participate in this groundbreaking initiative, where they received training from international experts on media literacy, fact-checking methodologies, countering misinformation, cybersecurity, and the application of artificial intelligence in journalism.

The four projects receiving grants are: "Coastal Voices," "Empowering Media Students to Identify News Sources and Eliminating Misinformation and Disinformation," "Media Literacy Beyond the Screen: Bridging Gaps, Building Minds" and "Voice for Voiceless."

According to the US Embassy in Dhaka, the embassy continues to demonstrate its dedication to empowering young journalists and fostering a culture of truth and media literacy in Bangladesh through theses grants.

Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Counselor at the US Embassy, congratulated the winners for their dedication to Tech Camp's objectives. "You play a crucial role in advancing media literacy and combating misinformation. Now you can use your newly acquired skills to make a positive impact in your communities," he said.

Ejaj Ahmad, Founder and President of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), was also present at the ceremony among others.

Tech Camp was organized in partnership with the Global Youth Leadership Center (GYLC) Inc. and the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (FCA) at the US Department of State.

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