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45 honoured for reporting on child rights and welfare

  • Published at 07:25 pm October 27th, 2019
Meena awards
The awardees of the Meena Awards at the award giving ceremony held at a hotel in Dhaka on Sunday, October 27, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Unicef confers awards to inspire better and objective reporting on child rights, and other issues relevant to the wellbeing of children across Bangladesh

A total of 45 media professionals were honoured at "Meena Media Award". The award recognizes excellence in promoting children’s issues in the media.

The programme was organised by Unicef Bangladesh at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Sunday.

The winners were selected from 76 nominees in 14 categories, with the total number of entries of more than 1,000 this year. They received award money, crests and certificates.

Along with the mainstream media, participants from outside Dhaka also reported thus bringing attention to issues affecting children across the country.

The Meena Media Award has been designed to celebrate excellence in creative media and jouUrnalism in print, electronic, and online platforms.

Among others, winners in the under-18 group include Arafat Tonmoy from Attoprokash.com, Shela Akter Mou, and pritha Pronodona from hello.bdnews24.com, and Shahadat Hossain from news24hoursbd.com.

Winners in the over-18 group include Mohammad Omar Farok from latestbdnews.com, SM Ashikuzzaman, and Rafiqul Islam Montu from Channel-i Online.

The media professionals reported on child marriage, religious bigotry, child healthcare, issues involving adolescence, and so on.

Unicef goodwill Ambassadors-magician Jewel Aich, Actor Arifa Zaman Moushumi, Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, Unicef Bangladesh child rights advocate, band group Warefaze representative Sheikh Monirul Alam Tipu, and Unicef Bangladesh representative Tomoo Houzumi handed over the awards to the winners during the program. 

Unicef representative in Bangladesh, Tomoo Houzumi, said, “Media plays a very critical role in the development of any society. It highlights progress, but at the same time, points out remaining as well as newly emerging challenges.”

Terming the media as the ‘eyes and ears of the society, he added: “ I hope the media professionals present here today and beyond will continue to play a pivotal role in regular, factful, and analytical reporting of issues concerning children to galvanise society towards action to address them.” 

The award ceremony also hosted an enthralling performance by popular music group Warfaze, and animated performances by a group of disadvantaged children from Unicef-support project. 

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