The principles of political reporting will be taught to students in the context of the media in Bangladesh, which is dominated by political news and party political activities. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to negotiate this complex mediascape and become successful political journalists. The course will discuss in detail the Bangladeshi political parties, their background, ideologies and practices. How to build sources in political parties and extract exclusive information will also be taught in the course. In addition comparative case studies will feature in the course as a means of introducing students to alternative models of political reporting.