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IP Garment industry and journalism

Nine journalists (from general newspapers, magazines and TV networks) and the Vice President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association visited the Netherlands for a programme on developments in the textile and garment industry, particularly with regard to sustainability, CSR and policy.

The programme aimed to enhance delegates’ knowledge of the sector and introduce them to new ideas, so that they are better equipped to report on the industry. It included company visits to give the journalists a sense of trends in the industry in the Netherlands and Europe and of the opportunities and challenges they entail for manufacturers in Bangladesh. The delegation’s meetings with government officials, NGOs and trade union representatives gave them insight into the Netherlands’ efforts to promote sustainability in the industry. The journalists also had the opportunity to gain inspiration from discussions with Dutch colleagues about media ethics and independent journalism in the Netherlands. representative    : Sabrina Waltmans