Local Content, Global Voice Bangladesh reality, vision and experiences Shahjahan Siraj New media activist & online journal...
<ul><li>Youth in Blasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countrywide 459 blasts in 63 districts within 30 minutes at August 17, 2005 ...
<ul><li>Don’t have minimum access to basic life information  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The grassroots reality is that majority...
<ul><li>Working and can be more effective action media   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority rural poor is not familiar newmedi...
<ul><li>Success and youth leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is proved; the future of ICT promotions, entrepreneurship by...
<ul><li>Why needs quality local content   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT, specially Internet, used in collaboration with human ...
<ul><li>We have to go forward as…  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The whole world is heartrending to establish human rights, peace ...
<ul><li>What can be catalyst… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking with daily lives services, business and education </li></ul></...
<ul><li>UnnayanTV: a vision for change   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UnnayanTV is the Bangladesh first online video channel whic...
<ul><li>www.unnayantv.com   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are publishing online video on “Cultural issues ” to minimize the pre...
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  1. 1. Local Content, Global Voice Bangladesh reality, vision and experiences Shahjahan Siraj New media activist & online journalist [email_address] http://www.machizo.com http://www.unnayannews.net http://www.unnayantv.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Youth in Blasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countrywide 459 blasts in 63 districts within 30 minutes at August 17, 2005 have made a black scene in Bangladesh history. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With this terrorism was involved mostly marginalized grassroots youth, are innocent believers and have no clear concept about the modern world, culture, faith and life style. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General finding, this incidence is not cause but result. I think, it happened, because Bangladesh could not educate and train these youth generation as universal minded that can encounter fanaticism, hateism and ignorance. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Don’t have minimum access to basic life information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The grassroots reality is that majority of rural people don’t have minimum access to basic life information; the youth and children grow up without knowing and live high risk of conflicts, HIV and degradation of human values with extreme poverty and insecurity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Our aim is to build an ICT-driven nation comprising a knowledge-based society by the year 2006.&quot; was the national commitment by Bangladesh prime minister in December 11, 2003 shown a vision to national particularly to youth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But the dateline has passed; still the nation is fighting with poverty, corruption and reaching to minimum standard of MDGs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still now majority people don’t know have access and basic standard to use the access of information because of ICT literacy, reluctance of majority people, Lack of national confidence & easy access information and tools </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Working and can be more effective action media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority rural poor is not familiar newmedia terminology and development mottos. Education for All , Health for All ”, gender equality yet could not overcome the formation stage as well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now in Bangladesh for grassroots development and awareness ICT that is mobile technology is working as action media particularly as social networking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The situation could be more effective if the multinational telecommunication companies’ Internet connection and device could be accessible in price for rural poor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In this case if the Government can also take community based ICT initiatives it did in 80s’decades’ to promote radio and TV through local government institutions. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Success and youth leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is proved; the future of ICT promotions, entrepreneurship by youth is bright in Bangladesh. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 2001 the use of ICT tools has increased dramatically in Dhaka, major districts and divisional cities. In divisional cities almost 10,000 cyber café has been established, mobile phone users has also increased into 30 times, 70% house has satellite cable TV connections. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most significant information is 75% mobile phone users and 95% cyber cafés’ owners are young. More than 90% cyber businesses are running successfully by young business men. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most important things, almost cent percent Grameen Talecenter’s owner is young. Within vision to establish nationwide 6000 talecenter by 2011, “Bangladesh Talecenter Network” have been already established. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why needs quality local content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT, specially Internet, used in collaboration with human rights activism, creates virtual alternative tunnels for the free flow of uncensored information. It has opened up the golden gate for human rights promotion in Bangladesh. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because “we are fighting with giants” both locally and globally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online global information sources both online and offline, government and nongovernment are providing irrelevant and censored information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority rural poor don’t have alternative option and continuously raping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet and information tools still limited to 5-10% city dwellers and privillaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But ICT brings more gap between privilege and unprivileged, city and village. It brings attractions but now form of exploitation and injustice </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>We have to go forward as… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The whole world is heartrending to establish human rights, peace and happiness, fighting against the degradation of human values. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority access to basic information and people’s participation are the precondition for human rights development and millennium targets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT has potentiality to serve as a democratising force. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It easily can inspire and involve the people by visual presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It provides public access to information, builds a virtual space for community gathering and grassroots development for repression, propaganda and enforces authoritarian control, particularly for the marginalised community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It can be a action media by youth entrepreneurs and activist </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>What can be catalyst… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking with daily lives services, business and education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of cultural spirits over the online journalism and human rights activism for strengthening civil society involvement and people participation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishment of community based human rights multimedia resource centre ‘InfoCentre’ and ‘InfoBooth’ in every village as an initiative of NGO or local community organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the use of multimedia local content, interactive legal quiz on declarations and human rights, audio-visual presentation in public place and mass media.; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It can play most important role as its has visual power to all class audience. However it is cost effectives and people can be easily inspire, involve and participate in the development process </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>UnnayanTV: a vision for change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UnnayanTV is the Bangladesh first online video channel which will publish regularly video contents on development, human rights, and educational as well as cultural issues of Bangladesh. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is an alternative initiative against the commercial giant media. The Bangla word &quot;Unnayan&quot; stands for &quot;Development&quot; ie. &quot;Development of human life and civilization&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Local content and global voice ” with this motto, multimedia local content producing, advocacy to peoples rights and promoting majority peoples stories with innovative journalistic approach are the main mission of UnnayanTV. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It will profoundly feature the unreported Bangladesh and will create space for marginalized community particularly grassroots poor to express their voice, experience and stories. The project's vision is to make Bangladeshi grassroots people as &quot;internet hero`, especially who lives under the poverty line. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>www.unnayantv.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are publishing online video on “Cultural issues ” to minimize the prejudice on Bangladesh and developing countries, established by western media hegemony. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are emphasizing the cultural issues to the traditional cultural views both among and within the nation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thanks </li></ul>

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