In respect of these frontline fighters, the Award Presentation Ceremony held online having Honorable Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P….
Government of the people’s Republic of Bangladesh as CHIEF GUEST, H.E Earl Robert Miller, U.S. Ambassador in Bangladesh as GUEST OF HONOR along with Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, President – AmCham and concerned stakeholders. AmCham Vice President, Mr. Syed Mohammad Kamal moderated the program and the Founder and CEO of Masthead PR, H.E Mr. Ziauddin Adil offered the Vote of Thanks. A good number of AmCham members including the Executive Committee Members, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, media representatives and other distinguished guests attended the program.
Following up early instances of AmCham’s commitment to support the society, the ‘AmCham Frontline Journalism award’ aims to acknowledge the contribution of the frontline and business journalists for their outstanding efforts and courage during the COVID-19 outbreak. With all the uncertainties, journalists around the world are facing many challenges of covering the news during this Pandemic – including health risks to reporters in the field, spreading awareness and cautionary measures during confusion and combating misinformation— while not fueling panic.
Reporters & camera persons from Electronic, Print , Online media houses and news agencies (National) were able to submit their pandemic related generic/business reports focused on two perspectives- the impact of the pandemic on lives and livelihoods and in the business sector, published from 1st March to 31st August, 2020. The winners were selected from a significant number of submissions belonging to leading media houses of Bangladesh after a careful assessment and awarded in the program.
American chamber of commerce in Bangladesh believes this initiative will motivate the journalist community and further pinpoint their irreplaceable efforts helping the nation in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.