July 12 Update

Blog workshop on Flickr:

Nari jibon blogdol arranged blog workshop on Friday (20.06.08). Venezuelan journalish and photo blogger Ms. Kira Kariakar, Mr. Shawn ahmed of Uncultured project, Prof. Dr. Kathryn B. Ward (Executive Director nari jibon project), Ms. Shaina Haider (Visiting English teacher/researcher (Nari Jibon) and under graduate student Florida University USA) were present in the meeting. 40 students and 13 staff attended the workshop. In the workshop Ms Kira told the staff/students/bloggers about the importance of photo blogging, flickr account etc.

In discussion on Flickr she told us that Flickr is a photo management and sharing application. We can use flickr to store pictures for our personal private use, to share them with our friends/family, to aid us blogging, to establish communities with friends and family and to pursue an interest through communities. She informed that in order to join flickr we need a yahoo account and no other email account can be used.

She told that image is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a unique image can express what we want to say. Other time an image can bring strength, emphasis to what we want to say. She also told that blogs that have posts with pictures often get more visitors than post without. Readers get interested on the pictures of the bloggers and his/her “eye of world” so they’ll mean likely come back. She told pictures get listed in search engine like google and they attract visits referred by the search. And photo blog use pictures as their mean of expression instead of writing.

Ms. Kira told us the way of uploading pictures. She told in this respect that there are many ways to upload pictures and videos to flickr. We can do it through the website with third part application and plug-ins by email and with our mobiles. On the website we click on the link to upload pictures on the welcome page. We can use the basic upload photos and videos page. Ms Kira told us that we can send also pictures by email with an email address given to us for that purpose by flickr.

Ms Kira told us that we can organize our picture by set and collection (only for paid account). For free accounts there is another way to organize the pictures is by tagging. She also informed us how we can post a picture in our blogs from a flickr. In this respect she told that we can integrate our account with blogger. We can choose the pictures we want to blog even if it is not ours. And flickr account copyright permits. We select the size we need for our blog and insert the code of the image in our post. The email will be retrieved and displayed in our blog. Ms Kira also told about safety and copyright. She told that in general we can set our levels of safety for searching and for what kind of content we have. We have to establish in our setting if our content is searchable and if it’s safe.

We can keep all our rights of authorship or select any of the licenses of creative commons. At the end of her speeches she told that she needs a small group of students/bloggers so that she can teach them clearly and easily about flickr accounts etc.

On next Fridays (27.06.08, 04.07.08 and 11.07.08) she came to Nari Jibon and trained the students how to open flickr account and, how people can keep photos most organized way. She also helped to open separate blog for students and also opened flickr accounts for some students.

1. kajol’s Destiny by Afroza Akter Kajol
2. Moner Janala by Sufiya Akter
3. AHONA by Rahima Akter Hira
4. Jesmin garden by Jesmin Ara Amzad
5. My Dream by Firoza Begum Poly
6. Bangladeshi Women by Jainub Khanam
7. Rainbow by Zannatul Ferdoush
8. Zannat’s World by Zannat Ara Amzad
9. Every child is special by Afiya Akter
10. My World by Rumi Akter
11. Cloudy sky by Rifat Akter

Since the beginning Nari Jibon Project staffs and students have posted 321 articles including Video and photo post, (Bangla-100 and English-221). 22 articles (including photo, video post, poems) were posted over the last two weeks “15.06.08 to 12.07.08 (English-18 and Bangla-04).

English posts:

1. Village bride (poem from Amader kotha) Translated by: Kazi Rafiqul Islam and Written in Bengali by Bithi Rahman
2. Bloggers profile- Profile of Farhana Rashid, Farjana Akter Bithi, and Asia Afrin Anni
3. A great woman Dr. Kathryn B. Ward by Joynab Khanam ( Bangladeshi woman)
4. Good and Bad of Summer season by Joynab Khanam ( Bangladeshi woman)
5. Bloggers meet face to face in Dhaka Bangladesh ( cross posted from Bedeshi blue)
6. Some day (poem from Amader kotha) Translated by: Kazi rafiqul Islam and Written in Bengali by Zannat Ara Amzad ( Zannat’s world)
7. The memory of 21st February (poem from Amader kotha) Translated by: Kazi Rafiqul Islam and Written in Bengali by Sufia Khatun
8. Answers to four questions from Nari Jibon Bloggers
9. Wake up, woman (poem from Amader kotha) Translated by: Kazi rafiqul Islam and Written in Bengali by Afroza Akter Kajol
10. Of jackfruits, mango and load-shedding by Prof. Kathryn B. Ward ( Cross posted from Bedeshi Blue)
11. Marriage of mother’s grand father ( article from Amader kotha) Translated by: Golam Rabbany Sujan and Written in Bengali by Nafisa Mubassara
12. Fairy tales that I heard in my childhood ( article from Amader kotha) Translated by: Golam Rabbany Sujan and Written in Bengali by Nilufa Akter
13. A gas Balloon seller by Zannat Ara amzad
14. Woman ( poem from Amader kotha) Translated by: Kazi Rafiqul Islam and Written in Bengali by Shahida Islam Mony
15. I feel proud to be a Bangladeshi by Jaynob Khanam
16. Still they are at margins of society by Golam Raqbbany Sujan
17. Flood and my Jacket ( Article from Amader kotha) Translated by: Golam Rabbany Sujan and Written in Bengali by Helen Sarkar
18. My journey at Cox’s Bazaar by Lubana Rahman

Bangla Posts:

1. Shaisober bhalobasha ( Love at Childhood) by Laily Jahan Meghla
2. Nissango Ekaki ma ( when a mother is alone) by Shahida Islam Mony
3. Momotamoyee Nari by Zannatul Ferdous Nargis
4. Bangali by Sufia Khatun

We have 23 articles/writings/photo/videos in hand (Bangla-14 and English-9). Those will be posted soon.

English posts:

1. My childhood by Asia Afrin anni
2. A bad moment of my life by Asia Afrin anni
3. Memorable Day by Jainub Khanam-768
4. Season of Bangladesh by Jannatul 770
5. My memorable day by Farjana Haque
6. A computer student reciting own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog (video blogging)
7. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Nasrin Akter, Ayesha Khatu, Farhana Rashi, Sonia Jahan, Joynab Khatun, Bithi Akter (ID # 780), Afsana Rahman (743) Afia akter, Farjana Akter, Papia and Nilufa Akter
8. Historical place ‘Sonargaion’ by Taslima Akter
9. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter

Bangla:

1. Raqtri Prohor ( Late at night) Asia Afrin anni
2. Jonme chilam ( I was born) by Laily Zahan Mehla
3. Hariye Jaowa (to be lost) by Laily Zahan Mehla
4. Bijoy diner opekkha ( waiting for victory) Laily Zahan Mehla
5. Kritokarjo ( Successful Ma by Sufiya Khatun
6. Gramer Nari and sohorer nari by Joynab Khanam
7. Amar Kotha by Asma Akter
8. Choto mon-e Bhalo basa (Love of a little heart) a poem by Shilpi Akter-772
9. Nirjatito obola (Woman who faced violence) by Shila Ahmed
10. Ashim Iccha (Unlimited wills) a poem by Afia
11. Bloggers profile (students) Profile of Sonia Zahan-620, Shahida Akter- , Bithi Akter (ID # 780), Afsana Rahman (743) Kamrun Naher, Farjana Huque, Papia and Nilufa Akter
12. Sarok Konna (Road Girl) by Shurma Akter
13. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana
14. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter

Proposed training:

Next training will be on photo blogging. Ms Kira will continue training on Photo blogging

Proposed post for next week:

English posts:

1. My childhood by Asia Afrin Anni
2. A bad moment of my life by Asia Afrin Anni
3. Memorable Day by Jainub Khanam-768
4. Season of Bangladesh by Jannatul 770
5. My memorable day by Farjana Haque
6. A computer student reciting own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog (video blogging)
7. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Nasrin Akter, Ayesha Khatu, Farhana Rashi, Sonia Jahan, Joynab Khatun, Bithi Akter (ID # 780), Afsana Rahman (743) Afia akter, Farjana Akter, Papia and Nilufa Akter
8. Historical place ‘Sonargaion’ by Taslima Akter
9. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter

Bangla posts:

1. Ratri prohor ( Late night) by Asia Afrin anni
2. Jonme chilam ( I was born) by Laily Zahan Mehla
3. Hariye Jaowa by Laily Zahan Mehla
4. Bijoy diner opekkha Laily Zahan Mehla
5. Nari kothopokothan by Zannatul Ferdous Nargis
6. Kritokarjo Ma by Sufiya Khatun
7. Amar Kotha by Asma Akter-705
8. Choto mon-e Bhalo basa (Love of a little heart) a poem by Shilpi Akter-772
9. Nirjatito obola ( Woman who faced violence) by Sufia Khatun
10. Ashim Iccha ( Unlimited wills) by a poem by Afia
11. Ekushe February ( 21st February) by Nurun Naher Islam Munni
12. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Irin Sultana (744), Afsana Rahman (743), Jannatul Ferdoush (752) kamrun Naher , Farjana Haque,Papia and Nilufa Akter
13. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter

All updates are also available on the Rising Voices wiki.