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Spotlight: Shahenoor Akther Urmi – Bangladesh

By John Coster

In this new Series on the Parallel Lives Network website, I’ll be showcasing the work of individuals that engage with us from across the global south.

The network is hosted at the Documentary Media Centre by John Coster in Leicester, UK, and consists of active NGOs, charities, community groups, individuals, and educational-based organisations located across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and South-East Asia.

The network aims to support each other to have a greater voice, share good practices and come together to highlight and celebrate impact.

The website www.theparallellives.net is the portal for all the news from across the network and hosts regular international newsroom events such as the recent #16DaysOfActivism programme towards the end of 2022.

We start with Shahenoor Akther Urmi a freelance journalist and her key interest areas are the Environment, Climate Migration and Displacement, Wildlife & Human Trafficking. She lives and works in Bangladesh.

We met during an online development workshop for media workers organised by the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication. It was good to meet so many committed and hardworking newspaper, television, radio and online media professionals. We have stayed in touch regularly and I’m delighted to share the articles from her below:

Title: Media Approach towards Climate Refugees, Disaster and Displacement in South Asian Economy and Society

Title: Fresh water crisis: Families embrace local tank idea to save water

Title: Vocational education a must for capable manpower

Title: One Health Approach must to ease zoonotic diseases in Bangladesh

Title: Sundarban ecosystem declines due to salinity and climate change

You can follow Urmi on Twitter @shaheenurmi and contact her about her work via email: [email protected]