Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) awarded nine journalists for their considerable works in investigative reporting in corruption on Sunday.
Six reporters and three cameramen were handed crests and honorariums in four categories.
The awarded reporters are Rezaul Karim (local report category), joint news editor of Elisherpar published from Chandpur, Shahed Shafique (national report category), staff reporter of Jagonews, special correspondent of Maasranga Tv. The other winners are Bodruddoza Babu and Ntv reporter Shafique Shaheen (e-media report category) and Senior staff reporter GM Faisal, and Alauddin Ahmed, deputy editor of Jamuna Tv (e-media documentary category).
Mohosin Mukul, Kazi Mohammad Ismail and Golam Kibria of Jamuna Tv were awarded in camera person category.
José Carlos Ugaz Sánchez-Moreno, chair, International Board of Directors of the anti corruption watchdog and trustee board Chairperson Sultana Kamal distributed the prize among the winners.
José Carlos said: “Journalists should have more interdisciplinary experiences of much real technologies for productive investigation report and it will help the country’s endeavor against corruption.”
Talking on present situation of corruption in Bangladesh, José said: “Bangladesh scored 25 in the Corruption Perceptions Index. Last year it was 27. The people of Bangladesh live in conditions rife with corruption.”
TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman emphasised the need for investigative journalism to reduce corruption from society and for crafting a better future.
The event was held at TIB’s Dhanmondi office. A discussion programme titled “Media and Corruption” was also held for the occasion.