(COX’S BAZAR, December 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 four batches of 19 photos and videos onto their Instagram accounts between October and December 2021. The photos show daily activities and everyday lives of Rohingya refugees 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.
This 23-minute documentary film, EXODUS, delves into the lives of the Media Fellows as they survive the Rohingya genocide. You can check out the Media Fellows’ work on Instagram: @azimulhass, @dilkayas, and @omalkha.