Workshop on environmental health held-The Asian Age

A workshop on ‘Environmental Health and Pollutants: Role of a Journalist’ organised by Environment and Social Development Organisation-ESDO was held on Saturday. The workshop highlighted the technicality of the toxics chemicals and environmental health issues including, toxic chemicals in everyday life, their effect on health and environment, factors affecting the toxicity of pollutants. As part of building capacity and knowledge on environmental journalism, ESDO in association with Asian Centre for Environmental Health organised this workshop, says a press release. A total of 15 journalists from national print and electronic media took part in this workshop. Dr. Hossain Shahriar, renowned environmental journalist and toxic chemical expert, facilitated the workshop. Amongst other, former secretary and Chairperson of ESDO Syed Marghub Morshed and Executive Director of ESDO Siddika Sultana shared opinion and views. Syed Marghub Murshed said, “I think media can play an important role to bring the issues related to environment and human health in front of general people. In order to protect and conserve the environmental health we have to ensure two things that, the general people are properly educated and aware of environmental problems. Through reporting, media can achieve these two aspects. The aim of the workshop is to spread these issues among journalists. I strongly believe that, with the help of media we will be able to protect our environment”. In concluding and the certificate giving ceremony, participants expressed their satisfaction and urged ESDO to organise more similar workshop and capacity building training for working journalists.

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