Knowledge for Progress

World No Tobacco Day 31 May

Media Planning Workshop

A Media Planning Workshop marking the World No Tobacco Day 2013 was organized in association with ATMA. A total of 29 ATMA members participated in the workshop. The workshop attendees sketched some special reports aiming the WNTD 2013 theme-‘Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship’.

Celebration of World No Tobacco Day 2013

The celebration of World No Tobacco Day 2013 jointly organized by PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) held on 29 May 2013 at Marble Room of Hotel Ruposhi Bangla, Dhaka. A discussion on ‘Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship’ held on the day as part of World No Tobacco Day 2013 celebration. Hasanul Haq Inu MP, the Minister for Information spoke at the occasion as the Chief Guest, and guest of honor Prof. Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique, Vice-chancellor, University of Dhaka and Taifur Rahman, Advocacy and Media Coordinator, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) was also present at the function. Eminent journalist Muzzammil Husain chaired the occasion.

PROGGA Tobacco Control Journalism Award 2013

PROGGA conferred Tobacco Control Journalism Award to five journalists in different categories (Bangla Newspaper/Online, English Newspaper/Online, Regional Newspaper, TV and Radio) based on the recommendations of ‘PROGGA Tobacco Control Journalism Award’ selection Committee. Each of them is awarded with Tk 50,000, a crest and a certificate. In the year 2013, the laurels are: Mazadul Noyon, Staff Correspondent of for best Bangla Newspaper/online Report, Faisal Mahmud, Staff Reporter of The Daily Dhaka Tribune for the best English Newspaper/online Report, Iamam Mehedi, Staff Reporter of The Daily Arshinagar, Kushtia for best Regional newspaper report, Mohsin-ul Hakim, Special Correspondent of Channel 24 for best Television Report, Amin Al Rasheed, Senior Reporter of ABC Radio for best Audio Report.


On the occasion of the world no tobacco day 2013, PROGGA prepared a short video documentary focused on the theme of the year ‘Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship’.


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