Drik appointed as WAN-IFRA representative in Bangladesh
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has appointed Drik Picture Library Ltd, the leading picture and news agency of Bangladesh, as its representative in the country, in a move to bring WAN-IFRA's services closer to local publishers.
As each country in the Indian subcontinent displays unique characteristics and challenges, the representation will help address specific needs of Bangladesh's publishers and will include local media events and training.
"We are very happy to appoint Drik Picture Library as our representative in Bangladesh", said Magdoom Mohamed, managing director of WAN-IFRA South Asia.
"Our relations with Dr Shahidul Alam, managing director of Drik Picture Library, go back more than eight years, and we share some common ideas of what needs to be done to help improve the media industry in Bangladesh".
"Drik has found a natural partner in WAN-IFRA", said Dr Shahidul Alam. "Drik's pioneering role in new media and ICT creates a clear path for the partnership to utilise the dynamism in Asian media and propel it to new heights".
This year, WAN-IFRA will organise its 20th annual South Asian Conference, WAN-IFRA India 2012, on September 26-27 in Pune, India (http://www.wan-ifra.org/india2012).
The conference will address challenges and opportunities for news publishers and provide a direction to the future of the news publishing industry in the region.