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ARTICLES / PROJECTS: Children make the news in Bangladesh

Friday, 1 March 2013

Children are generating, writing, shooting – and headlining – a popular primetime television news programme in Bangladesh.

By Arifa S Sharmin

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 27 February 2013 – “This is Shampa Islam reporting from the slums of Geneva Camp, Mirpur, Dhaka, for ATN Bangla.”
With that, the journalist signs off her television news report on the unhealthy and unsanitary living conditions of children in Geneva Camp, a low-income housing area.

It has been a good piece of television reporting. But what grabs the viewer’s attention is that the reporter is only 16 years old.


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