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Published on: 28/11/2013

Ms Sabrina Shahidullah, Senior Communication Specialist and Mr. Mohammed Shazzad Hoshen Khan, Deputy Manager, Material Development Unit and BRAC Communication. Photo: Ingeborg Krukkert/IRC, 2013. Eight IRC specialists shared realities and trends in water, sanitation and hygiene service delivery with two journalists and six communication specialists from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Surinam and Zimbabwe.

The participants from Bangladesh, Ms Sabrina Shahidullah and Mr. Mohammed Shazzad Hoshen Khan, were co-sponsored by the BRAC WASH Programme and IRC.


Participants also benefited from access to IRC’s news services, from sessions on generating story ideas and from online commenting on outputs and proposals.

In the last week of the course teams of two went into the field to apply what they had learned on writing for the web, tweeting and making video clips in an integrated and appealing way for specific audiences. On 22 November 2013, the last day of the course, these outputs were shared and commented on by participants, as well as by RNTC and IRC teachers.

RNTC made a short video on this course. 

The interesting headlines used in their multimedia feature productions are a good indication of what they picked up: 

  • New app: “Ella” teaches children to wash hands
  • Unveiling Holland’s secret to waste water management
  • Company cleans up Holland’s dirtiest sludge
  • Robot ensures sustainable manure management on Dutch farm 

Each participant also submitted an individual proposal for a new multimedia feature that they will work on in their country in the next few weeks. 

For more information, please see the links below.

Dick de Jong, H2O Communications

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