Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) - Independent filmmaker Reshmi Ahmed’s two documentary films, “My Protest” and “Depannita - A Lady with Versatile Talents” has been screened at Goethe-Institut Bangladesh on Sunday.
This screening was jointly organized by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh and International Film Initiative of Bangladesh (IFIB), as part of their monthly film screening and discussion series “Through Her Eyes - A space to watch and discuss films with women filmmakers of Bangladesh”.
Director Reshmi Ahmed, a dedicated worker at the Gonojagoron Moncho, made these two films based on the aftermath of Bangabandhu’s killing in 1971 and the scenario she observed where the war-criminals (known as ‘Rajakars’) got premium opportunities to rise in power- until the emersion of 2013’s historic Shahbag protest, also known as the ‘Gonojagoron Moncho’.
Joined by film enthusiasts, makers, students and journalists- the screening was followed by an interactive question-answer session.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) - Describing media as the mirror of nation, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said journalists are responsible for ensuring its transparency.
He made the remark while addressing the 65th founding anniversary programme of the Jatiya Press Club in the city.
“Along with economic development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we want to build ourselves as a developed nation. The role of media is essential in flourishing human values, patriotism and love needed to this end,” he said.
Recalling memories of the Liberation War, he said Pakistani invaders carried out brutal attacks on all establishments that bore symbols of Bengalis.
“The Jatiya Press Club did not escape the attack,” he added.
Minister Mahmud recalled with deep respect the contribution of all leaders and members of the press club who contributed in building the nation.
He said the press club was involved with all historic events of the nation. “I hope it will retain its unique role in the coming days,” he added.
“The mass media is the mirror of society and it is the responsibility of the journalists to maintain clarity of that mirror,” the minister said.
Saiful Alam, president of the press club, Farida Yasmin, its general secretary, members of the management committee, and journalists attended the founding anniversary event of the Jatiya Press Club held amid much festivity.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) – Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Sunday said conviction rate in cases filed by the commission has risen to 70 percent.
He made the remark while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a week-long workshop at the DMP media centre in Dhaka.
Admitting that ACC has manpower shortage, he said a training section has been opened to overcome the situation. ACC arranges joint trainings at the commission with CID, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit and other agencies.
Mahmood said conviction rate in ACC cases was once reduced to 22 percent due to weakness in investigation.
“But it has risen to 70 percent now,” he added.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam spoke at the programme as special guest while CTTC chief Monirul Islam was in the chair.