Manthan Award is an initiative in India to recognize the best practices in e-Content and Creativity. It was launched on 10th October ?2004, by?Digital Empowerment Foundation. The core objective of the Manthan Award process is to make visible the contents that already exist.
RVJN correspondent Rebeka Akter is working in the field to make a multimedia report in Bogra, Bangladesh, June 2012. ? Shafiq Islam/DrikNEWS
On 26 November, Drik launched the?Rural Visual Journalism Network?(RJVN), an initiative of Drik and supported by the?Academy partnership program in Bangladesh. RVJN is designed to address specific issues faced by media and give voice to rural citizens in Bangladesh. RJVN aims to create a network of rural visual journalists who, through their work, will be able to bring multimedia stories from the districts on governance, human rights, and other relation issues to the attention of the world. Over the next five years, a network of 60 professional photographers, NGO workers, and citizen journalists will be trained to produce multimedia (photography, video, text) stories from rural districts. Continue reading “RURAL VISUAL JOURNALISM NETWORK LAUNCHED IN BANGLADESH”
Bhuter beel (wetland) is situated at Terkhada upazilla in Khulna district. Only five years ago, it was a vast land for cultivation of different types of crops in the dry season. But now there is no cultivation due to water logging. Fishing and collecting waterlily have become the main sources of income for the people in this area. Torikul Isalm (25) used to cultivate crops five years ago in this area, now he lives on fishing. Some people have got involved in bird hunting, as they failed to find suitable alternative jobs. Thousands of people in this water-logged area have become unemployed as no initiative was taken by the government to address the problem. Local people are demanding immediate steps by the authorities to resolve the long-drawn issue of water logging. This story by Shaikh Mohir Uddin/DrikNEWS, is based on the feedback of the affected people, Khulna, December 2011.
The Rural Visual Journalism programme is an innovative multimedia project between Drik and Pathshala in Bangladesh and the World Press Photo Foundation in the Netherlands.
Drik in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dhaka, have pleasure in inviting you to the opening of the World Press Photo 12 exhibition at Drik Gallery, on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 5.30 pm. After the launch in Amsterdam on the 20th April 2012, this is the first public viewing of the exhibition, which will also be launched in Poland, Spain, Portugal and Italy in April 2012.