DMTX. A photographic exhibition entitled ’Crossfire’ at a Dhamnodi gallery sparked strong reaction from the law local police mounted pressure on the Drik gallery authorities not to showcase the photog
A photographic exhibition entitled ’Crossfire’ at a Dhamnodi gallery sparked strong reaction from the law local police mounted pressure on the Drik gallery authorities not to showcase the photographs that highlight the victims of torture and death. The elite police force RAB and other police are allegedly involved in extra judicial killings. Dhaka, Bangladesh. 22/03/2010.
Pathshala South Asian Media Academy was launched today at Drik Gallery, Dhaka, bringing world class journalism training to students and media professionals. Celebrated Indian human rights activist and writer Mahasweta Devi inaugurated the event. Nurul Kabir, editor of the New Age, M Hamid, CEO of RTV and Jorge Villacorta, curator from Peru, also spoke on the occasion.The Media Academy has been launched as an extension of Pathshala, South Asian Institute of Photography. Since opening in 1998 as the educational wing of Drik Picture Library, Pathshala has become one of the best photojournalism schools in the world. Training will now be extended to other sectors of the media, namely broadcasting, print and multimedia journalism. Pathshala will change its name to South Asian Media Academy to reflect the development.For the new training programmes, leading national and international trainers have been recruited. State-of-the-art training facilities will be provided. The aim is to build up a body of honest, courageous, energetic and skilled media professionals. Admission procedures will begin from April, 2010. The first courses are scheduled to begin in June, 2010.The launch of the Media Academy was followed by the unveiling of photography exhibition ‘Crossfire’, by photojournalist Shahidul Alam. The work, curated by renowned Peruvian curator Jorge Villacorta, features symbolic representations relating to the theme of crossfire and the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).