(COX’S BAZAR, March 2022)—Three Rohingya refugee “media fellows”—Azimul Hasson, Omal Khair, and Dil Kayas—use photography to document and share what life is like in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. With support from Fortify Rights and Doha Debates, the media fellows published eight batches of 25 photos and videos on their Instagram accounts between January and March 2022. The photos show activities of daily living for the Rohingya refugees in the Cox’s Bazar camps.
Fortify Rights and Doha Debates have provided trainings in conducting interviews and creating character portraits for photography and films and equipped the Media Fellows with hardware and access to social media platforms, enabling them to share their own stories with a wider audience. The joint project between the Media Fellows, Fortify Rights, and Doha Debates has received multiple prizes and recognition for its effort to support aspiring refugee photographers in sharing their lives with the world.
You can check out the Media Fellows’ work on Instagram: @azimulhass, @dilkayas, and omalkha.