Rashad elected MJN president, Shakil secretary

Staff Reporter

Rashad Ahamad of New Age and Kafayet Shakil of Bangla Vision were elected president and general secretary respectively of the Marine Journalists’ Network (MJN), a platform of journalists reporting on marine environment and ocean economy.

Chief Election Commissioner Gazi Anowar announced the new committee for the 2024-2025 session following unanimous decision of the members of the organisation at the biannual general meeting of the network held at a restaurant in the city on Tuesday.

Outgoing president Golam Mowla of Bangla Tribune and outgoing general secretary Sajed Razu of China Radio International were two other election commissioners.

Other office-bearers of the new executive committee are: vice-president Ehsanul Haque Jasim of Daily Bangladesh Post, joint-general secretary Sadia Chowdhury of Deepto TV, finance secretary Niloy Mamun of Daily Ittefaq, organising secretary Md Jahidul Islam of The Business Standard, office, publicity & publication secretary Faruque Ahmad Arif of Daily Protidiner Bangladesh and international affairs secretary Mokarram Hossain of Ekhon TV.

Newly elected executive members of the committee are: Jasim Uddin Mahir of Dhaka Post, Reza Mahmud of Daily New Nation and Delowar Hossain Dolon of Daily Kalbela.

Meanwhile, the biannual general meeting took place with outgoing president Golam Mowla in the chair, while outgoing general secretary Sajed Razu moderated the event.

MJN was founded in 2018 to enrich the working journalists in the field of the marine sector in Bangladesh by facilitating information and also helping develop their skills.