(COX’S BAZAR, September 2021)— Three Rohingya refugee “media fellows”—Azimul Hasson, Omal Khair, and Dil Kayas—use photography to show what life is like for refugees living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. With support from Fortify Rights and Doha Debates, the media fellows published nine batches of 40 photos onto their Instagram accounts between July and September 2021. The photos show how Rohingya refugees cultivate vegetables, play sports and other games, study, and deal with COVID-19 in the camps.
In February 2020, Fortify Rights trained the Media Fellows on conducting interviews and creating character portraits for photography and films. The joint project between the Media Fellows, Fortify Rights, and Doha Debates was a finalist for the 2019 Shorty Awards and won a Shorty Award in 2020.