Mass media, including print, radio, television, internet and social media play a crucial role in framing public discussions and debates. Journalists have the power to be the voice and shape public and policymakers’ perception. With growing WASH challenges in Bangladesh, WaterAid believes there is a dire need for young journalists to play a meaningful role and have the courage to discuss, debate, and investigate WASH issues.

The fellowship was launched with an aim to find young and energetic journalists who have the will to set themselves apart by demonstrating courage and commitment to the community. The five-months long fellowship provided six journalists from leading media channels of the country with an opportunity to take a deep dive into Bangladesh’s multifaceted WASH landscape.