The government will impart training to some 10,000 entrepreneurs of union digital centres (UDC) on citizen journalism to regularly post grassroots development news on UP websites and various social networking sites.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Tathyaseba Barta Sangstha (TSB) in this regard yesterday. TSB will implement the three-year programme.
At the event, ICT Division Secretary Shyam Sunder Sikder said the ICT Division has taken the programme to train up the UDC entrepreneurs on citizen online journalism so that they can upload news stories on traditional culture, heritage, technological development and other issues on 4,547 UDC websites.
Additional Secretaries to the division Hurunur Rashid and Susanta Kumar Saha and Chief News Editor of UNB Mahfuzur Rahman were, among others, present at the signing ceremony.