Traveling all the way from Bangladesh, television and newspaper reporters from the small country visited The Skanner's Portland office as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program.
From left, Skanner Reporter Brian Stimson, Pinaki Roy of the Daily Star, Rahul Raha of ATN Bangla, Nazrul Islam of The New Age, Talat Mamun of NTV, guide W.T. Stremel, Zillur Rahman of the Center for Communication Network, and Sukanta Gupta Alak of the Daily Bhorer Kagoj.
The group is learning about American journalism practices, which they say are very similar to their own – with little government interference. But there is one difference in Bangladesh – fluff and celebrity coverage rarely takes precedent over political reporting, they say.