15 journalists receive BRAC Migration Media Award

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City Desk  :
Fifteen journalists have been awarded the BRAC Migration Media Award for their noteworthy contributions to journalism in the field of migration.
On Sunday, Mahfuz Anam, Editor and Publisher of Bangladesh’s leading English newspaper, The Daily Star, handed the awards to the winners at a ceremony held at the BRAC Centre.
BRAC Executive Director Asif Saleh, competition judges, and representatives from various national and international organisations attended the event.
The BRAC Migration Media Awards, introduced in 2015, aim to recognise journalistic contributions to the migration sector.
This year marks the eighth time the award has been given for various reporting in the public interest within the migration sector.
Shariful Hasan, Associate Director of BRAC’s Migration and Youth Initiatives, delivered the keynote speech.
Addressing the audience as the chief guest, Mahfuz Anam, Editor and Publisher of The Daily Star, emphasised the pivotal role played by expatriates in Bangladesh’s economy, contributing approximately 22 billion dollars annually.
He commended their acts of patriotism, evident in their sacrifices such as selling land, investing personal funds, and working diligently abroad to support the country during challenging times of the dollar reserve. However, Mahfuz Anam emphasised that migrants are more than just sources of remittances.

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