প্রধানমন্ত্রীকে খোলা চিঠি । জাতীয় কমিটি

ছবি:মনিরুল আলম
ছবি:মনিরুল আলম

 

রামপাল কয়লাভিত্তিক বিদ্যুৎ প্রকল্পসহ ‘দেশবিরোধী’ সব চুক্তি বাতিলের দাবিতে প্রধানমন্ত্রীর কার্যালয় অভিমুখে তেল-গ্যাস-খনিজ সম্পদ ও বিদ্যুৎ-বন্দর রক্ষা জাতীয় কমিটির পূর্বঘোষিত বিক্ষোভ মিছিল ছত্রভঙ্গ করে দেয়  পুলিশ। গত ২৮ তারিখে এই কর্মসূচিতে চলাকালে  পুলিশের সঙ্গে ধস্তাধস্তি ও কাঁদানে গ্যাসের শেলের আঘাতে অন্তত শতাধিক ব্যক্তি  এবং পথচারী আহত হয়েছেন বলে দাবি করেছেন জাতীয় কমিটির নেতারা। তাঁরা বলেন, এ সময় ছয়জন বিক্ষোভকারীকে আটক করা হয়েছে।

জাতীয় কমিটির আহ্বায়ক প্রকৌশলী শেখ মুহাম্মদ শহীদুল্লাহর সভাপতিত্বে অনুষ্ঠিত এই সমাবেশের শুরুতে  কমিটির সদস্যসচিব অধ্যাপক আনু মুহাম্মদ বলেন, ‘প্রধানমন্ত্রীর যদি দেশের প্রতি, দেশের জনগণের প্রতি বিন্দুমাত্র দায়বদ্ধতা থাকে, তাহলে তাঁকে অনুরোধ করব, তিনি যেন সুন্দরবন-বিনাশী এই প্রকল্প বাতিল করেন।’ এ সময় তিনি প্রধানমন্ত্রীকে উদ্দেশ করে লেখা একটি খোলাচিঠি পাঠ করেন।

২৯ জুলাই , ২০১৬

ঢাকা,বাংলাদেশ

নোট:  একটি ক্রস মিডিয়া জার্নালিজম পরিকল্পনা ।

 

Nepal – Resilience and Reasons by Abir Abdullah 

 

“Photography has been a tool to discover stories from people and share it to the world. It is a job with humanity and responsibility.” – Abir Abdullah / EPA Photojournalist
That time is late afternoon, a beautiful light ray fall on the destruction old building in Nepal ! What’s going on here ? Why photojournalist taking pictures in this ruins building ? Where it’s people ? Yes, the answer is still one; An Earthquake ! It registered 7.8 on the richter scale. Recently the whole world becomes speechless to see the destruction of human loss and historical property in Nepal. A 55 seconds quake killed more than 8,0000 people injured ore than 18,000 in different parts of Nepal.
Number of international media was there to cover this horrified destruction of human lives and property. A Bangladeshi noted photojournalist Abir Abdullah one of them to cover it and his bring back to made a solo photography exhibition title “Nepal-Resilience and Reasons held this week ( 5-11 June 2015 ) at Gallery Chitrak in the capital of Dhaka, Bangladesh. About his exhibition Abir said, The quake was felt as far as some places in India and Bangladesh, is important to aware our people to prepare for such calamities in a country like Bangladesh where building are built without confirming to the building codes, erecting unplanned structure and what not. At the same I would like to show solidarity of Bangladeshi people with towards the beautiful people and the country of Nepal.
Abir arrived in Nepal on the second day of the quake to cover the devastation. He witnessed the fear and tear of the people who lost their loved ones,families and neighbors. He travelled major affected areas documenting the catastrophe of nature and the struggle of the surviving people. His eyes and his camera recorded once again how defenseless we humans an against the forces of nature. This documentary evidence shown the resilience of this friendly people of Nepal started rebuilding their lives again.
Biography

Abir Abdullah is an epa photographer based in Bangladesh.

Abir Abdullah was born in 1971. Started photography career in 1996 at Drik Picture Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently working for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) as Bangladesh correspondent.

Photographs published in Blink, Time, Newsweek, Der Speigel, New Internationalist, Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Asiaweek, Elmundo, Stern, Geo etc.

Abir’s sensitive work on environmental issues is especially notable. His numerous awards include Mother Jones, NPPA, Days Japan, and Islamic Unity-Iran.

He completed the three year seminar ‘Pleasure of Life’ assigned and supported by World Press Photo Foundation Netherlands. His photographs have been exhibited in Europe, South America, Asia and the U.S. His work has been published in the World Press Photo book New Stories and Phaidon Press’ Blink.

Abir Abdullah also jury in China International Press Photo Contest in China in 2008. World Press Photo Contest in Amsterdam in 2011. His web site http://www.abirphoto.com

Exhibition Review by Monirul Alam

Certificate Giving . . .

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Finally We received our certificate from brac and pathshala, during our certificate giving ceremony on 19th April, 2014, at the BRAC University hall with the faculty members of BRAC vice Chancellor Prof. Ainun Nishat , Prof. Firdous Azim, Head of the Department English  and PATHSHALA Arnob Chakarrbarty , Head of the Department  Broadcast and Cross-Media, Muhammad Aminnuzzaman, Faculty member with all participants Fall-2013  to  take poses for group photos. The BRAC University and PATHSHALA in Collaboration with Erasmus University, Rotterdam the Netherlands organized a  Post-Graduation Certificate Course in Broadcast & Cross-Media Journalism. Photo Credit by Salek Khokon

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[Education] Cross-Media Journalism

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Finally I was successfully   completed in my  Post-Graduation Certificate Course in Broadcast & Cross-Media Journalism under the BRAC University and PATHSHALA in Collaboration with Erasmus University, Rotterdam the Netherlands. BRAC University and PATHSHALA organized a certificate ceremony in upcoming month (March, 2014) hopefully.

During our long term courses I learned a lot, especially in a new media concept to apply my professional point of view, like Cross-Media Communication experiences that happen across multiple media, like  the Internet, web, video, film, broadcast and cable TV, mobile devices, DVD, print, and radio. Yes, it’s a long experience journey for wondering wisdom. Our final project is highly appreciated from the Academics of BRAC & PATHSHALA.

I thanks to all of my colleagues, friends and staff to get me an opportunity to learn it. I hope it would be a good drives for me to applying in our New Media World. My personal goals are focused around repeatedly improving myself through education and applying my professional fields with new experience. It is also important to me to find financial stability in life through progressing in my career and achieving my goals . . .

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