An initiative to recognize and honor the front-line Journalists during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The announcement program was arranged online- via video conferencing, considering the safety measures amidst the spread of ongoing pandemic. Dr. Mohammed Hasan Mahmud, M.P. Hon’ble Minister of Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the chief guest of the program while Ms. JoAnne Wagner, Deputy Chief of Mission, the United States Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh has attended as the Guest of Honor. The program was chaired by Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, the President and Mr. Syed Mohammad Kamal, the Vice President, AmCham moderated the program and briefed the participants about the ‘AmCham frontline journalism Award’. Also spoke in the occasion Mr. Ziauddin Adil, the Founder and CEO of Masthead PR and Vote of Thanks was given by Mr. Showkat Ali Sarkar, AmCham Executive Committee member. A good number of AmCham members including the Executive Committee Members, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, media representatives and other distinguished guests attended the program.
Reporters & TV camera persons from media houses (National) will be able to submit their pandemic related generic/business reports, which are focused on two perspectives- the impact of the pandemic the humanitarian ground, i.e.-impact on lives and livelihoods and in the business sector,published from 1st March to 31st August, 2020 and the deadline for submission of the reports is September 6th , 2020. The winners will be selected after a careful assessment by a highly reputable selection committee and awarded in another program.
American chamber of commerce in Bangladesh believes this initiative will motivate the journalist community and further pinpoint their irreplaceable efforts in helping the nation in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
More details about the program and the Press Release : https://amchambd.org/resources/amcham-frontline-journalism-award