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Guest: Monica Islam, Environmental and Human Rights Journalist from Bangladesh

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Monica Islam aspires to advance human rights and social justice through the media. She regularly contributes articles to The Daily Star (Bangladesh) and Dhaka Tribune, two widely-read English daily newspapers in Bangladesh. She hosts online radio shows at Sylvia Global Media Network. Some of the issues she covered through her work are religious separatism, prejudice based on skin colour, rights to education of special needs children, gender-based violence, women in environment, and university youth club reforms. Monica was selected as ‘Voices of Our Future Correspondent 2013’ by World Pulse, a US-based social media enterprise which trains grassroots leaders in citizen journalism. She has over three years of experience in the media and development sectors.

Monica has attended several development-oriented conferences and media trainings both at home and abroad, such as the 3rd Global Social Business Summit (Vienna, Austria), UNFPA ICPD beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum (Bali, Indonesia), and Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament for Water (Seoul, Korea). In the latter, she was not only a national representative but was also elected as the Vice-Chair of Commission-2 and awarded as an Exceptional Participant. She is trained in journalism by Thomson Reuters Foundation (London, UK) and International Center for Journalists. She is also a Certified First Responder in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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