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Background

Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum, in short BMSF, was formed in January 10, 1991 with the objective to mobilise the journalists community, those working in the national, local print & electronic media, involve with freelance journalism and human rights campaign to facilitate their participation in the national development program activities.

BMSF has a 7-Member elected Executive Committee and 21 General Committee. The President is the organisational head and the Secretary General is the Chief Executive, who also holds the office of the Executive Director. Its members are generally affiliated with the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists, the Dhaka Union of Journalists, Dhaka Reporters Unity, National and Divisional Press Clubs and other’s associations related to journalism in the country.

On March 07, 1995, BMSF was registered with the Directorate of Social Welfare, Registration number -03266 under the Ministry of Social Welfare and June 01, 2009 registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau, under the Prime Minister Office, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Registration number 2449 (Renewed in 1.6.2014-31.5.2019).

Profile of BMSF

What Objectives?

  • Develop networking with the journalist’s community all over the country.
  • Capacity building of the network members on Human Rights, Child rights, Women rights, prevention on HIV/AIDS, Good governance issues.
  • Continuous Advocacy, Awareness rising, Campaign program of deference human rights and development issues through media
  • Establish and run educational institution
  • Develop Information resource centre through ICT Program

Type of programs :

  • Media Campaign
  • Capacity Building
  • Networking
  • Communication
  • Advocacy
  • Legal Aid Support
  • Development BCC/ IEC Materials
  • Research and Education
  • ICT based information centre

International Network :

  • CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
  • Asia Pacific Human Rights Network (APHRN)
  • International Campaign Against Child Trafficking (ICACT)
  • South Asian Regional Forum of NGOs on HIV/AIDS, Media and Human Rights
  • South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN)
  • The International Freedom of Expression (IFEX)

National Network :

  • Co-ordination Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh (CCHRB)
  • Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF)
  • Coalition for the Urban Poor (CUP)
  • STI/AIDS Network of Bangladesh
  • Shonghoti (Human Rights Network)
  • Global Youth Action Network (GYAN)
  • Habitat Council of Bangladesh

Programs

BMSF has developed a network establishing linkages with the journalists working at six Divisional Levels namely, Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi and Sylhet. Involving all the above levels, BMSF implements its various programs in Bangladesh

Contact Persons


Khairuzzaman Kamal


Secretary General