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Community-Based Fish Culture in Seasonal Floodplains and Irrigations Systems - Media

Participatory video in Bangladesh

1. ‘Island of Dreams and Success’

This video is the work of a team of four people, two men and two women, from the village of Melandi, Rajshahi province, Bangladesh. The use of participatory video to document experiences in the community was inspired by Citizen Journalism Malaysia and Insightshare, organizations that advocate the use of video by citizens, for citizens. In Rajshahi, the four person team was chosen by the people of Melandi, and trained by Mustafa Sayeed from the NGO Proshika.

The video was entirely written and filmed by Sri Shukumar Haldar, Srimoti Shadona Rani, Sri Shambunath Haldar, Srimoti Archana Rani, of Melandi village.

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CBFC in the news and online

Articles relating to the participatory video in Bangladesh:
 ‘Putting the Camera in Archana’s Hands’, article and video appeared in Malaysiakini, Malaysia’s foremost independent news portal, on 18th January 2010.

Knowledge Sharing and M&E:

Article on the ICT-KM website reporting on a small project to pilot test  Outcome Mapping and Most Significant Change in the Community-based Fish Culture project


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