Media role for mainstreaming street children emphasized

BSS, Dhaka

Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the media personalities to play their significant role by ensuring quality reporting to integrate the disadvantaged street children in the mainstream of the development.

"The underprivileged street children are not exposed in our society although they are the significant part of the society. The media can play a significant role in promoting their livelihood by making capacity building of the street children", they said at the discussion held at the VIP lounge of the National Press Club here.

The discussion on ‘Role of the Print and Electronic Media, was organised by the Improving Development Opportunity for Street Children (IDOSC) run under the Population Services Training Centre (PSTC) in cooperation with Plan Bangladesh.

Editor of the daily Jugantar Golam Sarwar was present as the chief guest while head of news of the Ekushey Television Shah Alamgir and acting country director of the Action Aid Bangladesh Haider Yakub Chowdhury were present as the special guests.

PSTC executive director Milon Bikash Paul presided over the discussion. Director of community services of the PSTC Fayez Mohammad Mostaque, Programme manager of Dhaka south programme unit of Action Aid Bangladesh FM Shamsul Alam, social development adviser of Action Aid Bangladesh Jinnath Afroz, IDOSC coordinator Surojit Kundu were present, among others.

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