Md. Abdus Sabur, Chattogram Correspondent:
The exchange of views between the Chattogram Metropolitan Reporters’ Unity and the humanitarian organization “Angikar Bangladesh” was held on May 18 at 3 pm in front of the Kadam Mubarak Mosque in Jamalkhan.
The meeting was chaired by Md. Jahangir Alam, convener of Chattogram Metropolitan Reporter Unity and conducted by journalist Tanbir Ahmed. Journalists are the mirror of society. Our activities reach the nation easily through journalists and media. Our organization works for human welfare. The global epidemic of corona virus is providing daily food aid to the helpless people who are unemployed in the crisis. The activities of our organization exist all over the country. He highlighted part of Bangladesh’s public welfare activities in front of journalists.
Speaking to reporters, the speakers said doctors-health workers, law enforcement as well as media workers are working at the risk of their lives. In the meantime, several journalists have contracted the corona virus while performing their professional duties. Due to the financial crisis in the lockdown across the country, there are no advertisements, daily newspapers and TV channels have also found it difficult to continue publishing online news portals. The families of the journalists are facing financial difficulties as many journalists and journalists are not paying their salaries and allowances on time due to the financial crisis. In this situation, the journalist leaders urged the government and the rich to be by the side of the grassroots journalists.
Chairman of the meeting, convener of Chattogram Metropolitan Reporters Unity Md. Jahangir Alam said that there is no alternative to help the government and the rich for the indigent journalists at this time of global epidemic.
After the exchange of views, Captain Atiq Khan, Chairman of the Humanitarian Social Organization, promised to provide emergency gift items including Max PPE to about 40 journalists.
Atik Ul Azam Khan, Shahidul Islam Mamun, Nazim Uddin Rifat, Mohammad Hemayet Uddin Denim, Mohammad Mostafa Akbar Chowdhury, Wasim Akram, Imtiaz Ahmed, Gias Uddin Rony, Sanaullah Shuvo, Jabedul Islam, Akash were present at the occasion. Nadeem Mostafa, Shahriar Mahmud Ishad, Al Amin, Arefin Asif, Sajidur Rahman, Sohag Khan, Sagar, Zahid Hossain.