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Dhaka: An Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Media and Communications workshop aimed at further empowering Bangladesh’s football journalists successfully concluded in the nation’s capital Dhaka on Tuesday.

Organised in conjunction with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and the Bangladesh Sports Press Association, the two-day event attracted over 50 participants from Bangladesh’s media industry and was officially opened by BFF Senior Vice President Abdus Salam Murshedy, with BFF General Secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag and BFF Member and the AFC’s Female Member of the FIFA Council Mahfuza Akhter Kiron in attendance.

During the event, the participants received presentations on the work of a football journalist in the digital age, recent changes to the laws of the game and the impact of social media on the profession, as well as interview techniques and how best to cover the Bangladesh national team which will compete at September’s AFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Thailand. 

“There has been a lot of journalists here for the workshop which has been a very successful one,” General Secretary Shohag told the-AFC.com. 

“We believe that this type of workshop will help our journalists, who are a major stakeholder in Bangladesh football, to portray football in our country in a better and more positive way.

“With what they have learned over these two days we hope that, besides solely reporting on a football match, they will now be better equipped to spread news of the terrific work, such as grassroots development and coaching courses, that is being done by the BFF here in Bangladesh.”