Pretty Good Podcast Live at DRAPAC23 is a special episode series of Pretty Good Podcast, recorded live at the Digital Rights Asia Pacific Assembly in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last May 22 to 26, 2023.
Together with hundreds of changemakers from a broad range of sectors who have come together to build knowledge, collaboration, and momentum on Digital Rights and the Asia-Pacific, this series features a number of DRAPAC23 participants working across pressing digital rights issues in the region.
In this episode of PGP Live at DRAPAC23, journalist Monira Munni shares her experiences as a senior reporter at The Financial Express, the only business daily in Bangladesh focusing on trade, economics, and business. Monira delves into the challenges she faces as a journalist during fieldwork and highlights the importance of data and information verification, particularly in the context of online and digital platforms. She also reflects on the sessions she attended at the DRAPAC23 Assembly and the new ideas gleaned from the event.
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About Monira Munni: With over 14 years in journalism, Monira Munni has worked as a Staff Reporter and Senior Staff Reporter for Bangladesh’s prominent English daily, The Financial Express. Her expertise extends to business reporting, covering macroeconomic situations, labour and human rights, trade and business, and various industries, particularly labour-intensive sectors.
- Monira is a Senior Reporter for The Financial Express, covering various trade and economic issues in Bangladesh.
- Read Monira’s work:
- “BD against safeguard clause on clothing“, on Bangladesh’s garment exports
- “Bangladesh top dumping ground for ships”
- “No comforting prospect for frozen fish export“, on the challenges faced by Bangladesh’s frozen fish sector
- “UK export may widen as DCTS surrogates GSP“, on the export potential of the UK
- “Global fashion brands fail to address exploitative purchasing practices“, on exploitative purchasing practices in the fashion industry
- “RMG workers’ welfare fund mobilisation score poor“, on the mobilisation of a welfare fund for workers in the ready-made garment industry, and more.