For social change
And promoting rights
And sustainable economies
Training 1000 journalists with support from Facebook
Center for Communication Action Bangladesh, with support from Facebook, is implementing a training program for Bangladeshi journalists, titled ‘Facebook Fundamentals for News’. CCAB‘s partners in this initiative are Facebook Journalism Project, Colombo-based Center for Investigative Reporting and training app-developer BigSpring.
The project is training 1000 Bangladeshi journalists with a focus on online safety and best practices for storytelling and newsgathering on Facebook.
The mobile-based curriculum, available in both English and Bangla, trains participants on:
• Best practices for effective storytelling on Facebook
• New storytelling such as Live, 360, Instant Articles etc
• Best use of video to take reportage to the next level
• How to stay safe online and fight back against harassment and security threats
CCAB coaches provide personalized mentoring and support to the participating journalists through the BigSpring app. The innovative approach circumvents the challenges associated with holding in-person training during the Covid-19 pandemic.
C-CAB believes in information as a root solution. From health to agriculture to human rights, accurate, timely and actionable information will empower communities and enable them to make the right decisions for themselves and their families.
We harness the power of media and communication to bring about social and individual behavior change. Research shows that simply providing information does not always induce behavior change. C-CAB uses a systematic, evidence-based and result-oriented strategic process to promote positive and measurable individual behavior and social change that is key to achieving the objectives of development programs, policy advocacy and humanitarian work.
Our interventions aim to empower communities by fostering the free flow of ideas, access to information and knowledge and the ability to make their voices heard.