A nine-member convening committee for Bangladesh Digital Media Association (BDMA) has been formed with Khandkar Fakaruddin Ahmed of NTV as convener.
Azim Hossain of Channel I was also made member secretary of the committee at an event held at a restaurant in Dhaka yesterday (23 July), said a press release.
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The other members of the committee are: Mohammad Abu Nasim of Deepto TV, Riajul Alam Rabbi of Channel 24, Md Tamjidul Islam of Masranga Television, Palash Das of The Daily Star, Md Hasibul Hassan of Dhaka Post, Jayanta Chatterjee of Ekushey Television and Kamrul Islam Rubel of DBC News.
Besides, a five-member sub-committee has been formed to formulate the constitution of the organisation, which consists of professionals working in various digital platforms of the country.
The five members are: Azad Baig of The Business Standard (TBS), Millat Hossain of Independent Television, Rabi Shankar Das of Nagorik TV, Zia Uddin of Jago News and Abu Ehsan Siddique Raj of NTV Online, said the release.
Editor of Dhaka Post Mohiuddin Sarkar, Md Mahfuzar Rahman of BTV , Mosharrof Khan Badol of Mohana TV and other leading persons from digital platforms of television, newspaper and online media, were also present on the occasion.
The next meeting of the organisation has been called on August 27, added the release.
In June, the first meeting was held to form an organisation with professionals working on digital platforms in the country, where this organisation was named as Bangladesh Digital Media Association (BDMA).
The primary aim and objective of this organisation is to play an effective role in creating the right framework for digital media platforms, to meet new challenges, to manage copyright management of Facebook-YouTube more efficiently and to train media workers across the country in a bid to manage social media more efficiently.