Magazine article New Internationalist

Southern Exposure

Magazine article New Internationalist

Southern Exposure

Article excerpt

New Internationalist editor Dinyar Godrej's email asking us to participate in the 400th issue of the magazine a few months ago was a great opportunity. But with Dhaka in flames and our own struggles to ensure some semblance of fairness in the elections, we passed it on to other activists.

Vanessa Baird's subsequent email suggesting an issue of the New Internationalist based on our organization - the Drik photo agency and Pathshala photography school - as an example of how some of us in the Majority World are challenging the global information flow, came as an unexpected reprieve.

Our immediate political problems in Bangladesh hadn't gone away. An activist had been brutally killed by the army, and a journalist friend who had been courageously reporting on military misrule had been picked up in the middle of the night.

So things were far from easy on the home front, but writing about, and showing, what had been our central struggle over the last 20 years was an opportunity we couldn't miss. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.