Over 1000 Bangladeshi journalists to be trained by Facebook
Facebook Journalism Project has partnered with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and Center for Communication Action Bangladesh (C-CAB) to upskill over 1,000 journalists. The program, Facebook Fundamentals for News, will be delivered completely digitally via BigSpring, mobile skilling platform partner.
According to a press release issued to the media, the mobile curriculum, available in both English and Bangla, includes skills on online safety, best practices on Facebook, and how to best leverage video on the platform. The program can be accessed via mobile and web.
"We are committed to supporting quality journalism and providing tools and training to journalists globally," qouted Anjali Kapoor, Director of News Partnerships, Facebook Asia Pacific in the press release. "This partnership was developed after speaking with the news community and our partners in APAC who had identified the need to support the region's journalists with foundational skills so they can use Facebook more effectively. We hope that this program can help journalists to adapt digitally, and create more informed and engaged communities across the news ecosystem."
Zain Mahmood, Executive Director at Center for Communication Action Bangladesh said, "We welcome the support of Facebook to bring a curriculum that can help improve the social media skills of our journalists and strengthen the foundation of reporting across the country. The fact that we can make this available via a mobile platform, through BigSpring's technology, ensures that the program can reach more journalists across the country more rapidly. The impact of this program starts today."
Journalists can register for this program here. The curriculum follows Facebook Journalism Project's commitment to Bangladeshi journalists, which also includes other training programs, such as the recent launch of Reuters Digital Journalism Course to enhance reporting skills.