JUJA awards 8 journalist’s

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Publish: 6:24 PM, February 24, 2020 | Update: 6:35:PM, February 24, 2020

Jahangirnagar University Journalists’ Association (JUJA) yesterday awarded the “Investigative Journalism Awards-2019” to overall nine journalists for their best investigative and feature reports on the university.

Md Asaduz Zaman of The Daily Star and Plabon Tarique of The Daily Independent were awarded as the first and second position while Shariful Islam Shimanto of the Daily Bangladesh Pratidin and Rahul M Yousuf of Daily Jugantor were jointly awarded as the third position for their investigative reports.

Besides, Tohidul Islam of daily Protidiner Sangbad and Ariful Islam Adeeb jointly awarded the best bangla feature writer while A A Masum and Tarek Aziz of daily observer awarded as the best English feature writer respectively.

JU Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam and President of Jatiya Press Club and Editor of The Daily Jugantor Saiful Alam gave away the awards to the winners at a ceremony at Zahir Raihan Auditorium of the university.

Earlier, the reception of 39th JUJA executive body and farewell programme of outgoing members of JUJA held where Md Asaduz Zaman of The Daily Star and Md Mahbub Alam of Daily Inqilab took charge as the President and the General Secretary respectively.

Chaired by former JUJA president Plabon Tarique, JU Pro- VC (Administration) Professor Amir Hossain, Pro- VC (Education) Professor Dr Md Nurul Alam, Senior Producer of BBC World Service Masud Hasan Khan, President of JUJA Alumni Association Syed Shahidul Huq Manju and JUJA advisor Professor Dr Sohel Ahmed among others were present as special guests.

Addressing the function, JU VC Prof. Farzana Islam said, “Journalism is a challenging profession. Therefore, journalists have to commit to their profession. Moreover, journalism on campus level is very sensitive. False, baseless and unfounded news spoil the image of an institution. So, the journalists should be more careful in reporting.

“The last committee of JUJA has struggled a lot. I hope that our university journalists will keep their stream unaffected’, she added.

Meanwhile, JUTA President Prof. A A Mamun, acting registrar Rahima Kaneez, teachers of different department, representatives of different teachers’ organizations of the university, leaders of different political, social and cultural organisations including the general students from different departments and institutes attended the programme among others.