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AIBD workshop in Malaysia to reduce road accident deaths

  Ahmadul Kobir, Malaysia Correspondent

17 March, 2023, 1:05 pm
AIBD workshop in Malaysia to reduce road accident deaths
Journalists from electronic and print media in Malaysia and Bangladesh attended the day-long workshop organized by World Health Organization and AIBD (Photo: Odhikar)

To address road safety and reduce accident deaths, AIBD held workshops with journalists in Malaysia. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development organized a day-long workshop on Thursday, March 16 in the capital Kuala Lumpur. The workshop was attended by 15 journalists from Bangladesh and Malaysia and was held in the hallroom of the Malaysian AIBD.

During the workshop, Mr. Matthew Taylor, WHO's Road Safety Media Engagement Lead, Dr. Ahmad Azad AB Rashid, Chief Researcher of the Malaysian Institute for Road Safety Research, Mr. Ravindran Raman Kutty, Director of Startcom Consult in Malaysia, Professor Kulanthyan kc Mani from the Department of Community Health at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Senior Researcher Sharifah Allyana Binti Mohammed Rahim from MIROS, and Senior Journalist Mr. Shahrim Tamrin emphasized the importance of reducing the number of deaths in road accidents in the country, as well as increasing reporting and training for journalists in this regard.

The day-long workshop was moderated by Nabeel Tirmazi, Program Manager of AIBD. Ms. Philomena Gnanapragasam, Secretariat Director of AIBD, delivered the welcome and opening speech.

Last December, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development organized a three-day workshop titled 'Workshop for Asian Journalists' in the capital Kuala Lumpur, in which 16 journalists from four countries, including Bangladesh and Malaysia, participated.

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