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Chulie de Silva A. H. Monjurul Kabir
Shahidul Alam Nyma Nargis
Md. Anwaruzzaman Mostafa Shiblee
Abdul Wahhab Shahjahan Siraj, online editor
Rafiqul Islam Kalam
Farzana Mithun
 
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Instructors :
 
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  Chulie de Silva  
000000000 Chulie de Silva holds a MSc.in Information and Library Science ( with Distinction) from the Loughborough University, U.K. She is the Vice President of the Lanka Academic Network (LAcNet), and the Project Co-ordinator for LAcNet's Pilot Computer Project at a rural high school, Nivaththaka Chethiya School in Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka. LAcNet (www.lacnet.org) is a non-profit organization, founded in June 1991 to improve and develop electronic communication within and outside Sri Lanka. LAcNet is a virtual community of volunteer academics, dedicated to enhancing educational facilities and opportunities in Sri Lanka and also to disseminating information on and of interest to Sri Lanka.
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Her training courses have focused on the use of Information Communication Technologies for business communities, information management and community development. However, the use of Internet for community development in South Asia holds a special interest for her. She believes that development activities and advocacy efforts in the South Asian region would gain immensely by using the Internet to establish effective networks aimed at maximizing community efforts by sharing best practices and resources.
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Shahidul Alam  
  Shahidul Alam, born in 1955 in Dhaka. Studied and taught chemistry in London where he obtained a PhD from London University. Started photography in 1980 while hitch hiking through the USA and Canada. Nominated the best photographer of the year by the London Arts Council in 1983. Started working as a commercial and advertising photographer in Dhaka in 1984. Became the president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society in 1989. Started documenting the popular resistance against autocratic president General Ershad since 1987, which won him the Mother Jones Award in 1992. Founded Drik Picture Library in 1989, the Bangladesh Photographic Institute in 1990, Pathshala, The South Asian Institute of Photography in 1998, Meghbarta, Bangladesh’s first webzine in 1999, Chobi Mela, the first festival of photography in Asia in 2000 and Bangladesh Human Rights Network in 2001. Widely published and exhibited. Jury member of numerous international photographic competitions including World Press Photo where he has been a judge on three occasions. Awarded the Andrea Frank Foundation Award and the Howard Chapnick Award in 1998. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.  
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Md. Anwaruzzaman  
  Mr. Anwaruzzaman serving as a Multimedia Executive at Drik since June 2000. He started his profession at Global Amitech in 1997 as a Web Page Developer. Basically he is a man of Accounting from Dhaka University. He has completed his Master Degree Program in 1994. He is also a student of ICMAB (The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh) and completed Intermediate level. His has a two years diploma of computer at NIIT. He has the following computer literacy: Operating System DOS, Windows (Win 9X, NT), Linux Software Product Micosoft Office Suit, Microsoft Visual Studio 5.0(VC++, VB, VJ++), ACCPAC (General Ledger 6), Adobe Photoshop, PageMill, Macromedia Freehand, DreamWeaver, Flash, Ulead GIF Animator. Programming Language C++, SQL Server 6.5  
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Abdul Wahhab  
  Mr. Wahhab is a System Engineer of Drik Internet Section since January 1999. Before that was working as a Hardware Engineer of Promiti Computer & Network from Feb 1997 to Dec 1998. He is a B.Sc. (hons.), M.Sc. in Applied Physics & Electronics from Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has the following computer literacy: Operating System DOS, Windows (Win 9X, NT), Linux Networking Environment Win NT, Linux based LAN, WAN and Dial Up Servers. Programming Language GWBASIC, C, HTML Packages MS Office, Star Office, Internet Related Software. He has also a professional training on LAN setup under Win NT / Win 9X with Dial Up connectivity.  
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Rafiqul Islam Kalam  
  Mr. Kalam is working as a Software Engineer at Pathshala IT since February 2001. Before join at Pathshala IT he worked at other four organizations in different post. He has completed his Master of Arts in Islamic Studies from National University in 1999. He has the following computer background: Office Management Multimedia & Programming 2D Animation Video Editing Hardware Assembling, Maintenance & Troubleshooting Web Page Designing Graphics for DTP 3D Animation Audio Editing Networking Circuit & PCB Design House Building Desing He has a six months course on Electrical Trade Course and one year of Electronics Trade Course. He has also six months of Basic & Trade Course.  
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Farzana Mithun  
  Farzana Mithun serving as a Lecturer of Dhaka University in Department of Computer Science since 1998. She has completed her B.Sc. (hons.) in Applied Physics & Electronics in 1992 and M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1993. She has also an M.S. in Software Engineering from University of Melbourne in 2000. She got first class in all of her educational courses.

She has the following Publications: "Improved Huffman Compression Algorithm with better Reliability", Proceedings of National Conference on Computer and Informational Systems, NCCIS' 97, PP.231-236, 1997. "Modified Data Compression Technology and Storage in a Floppy", M. Sc. Thesis paper. "A different approach for storage in a floppy", Journal of Electronics and Science, Jahangir Nagar University, PP.10-12, 1998. "An improved way to retrieve E-Mail in a slow communication link", Proceedings of International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, ICCIT 98, PP. 96-99, 1998.
 

Editors :
 
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A. H. Monjurul Kabir  
  Graduated in Law and specialized in International Human Rights Law(Essex) having broad based ‘qualitative research’ experience and distinct media background, Abul Hasnat Monjurul KABIR is a prolific writer on legal and human rights issues. He is Law Desk Incharge of the Daily Star, a leading national English Daily newspaper of Bangladesh. A former British Chevening Scholar(1999-2000) KABIR heads Dhaka based centre for studies on human rights law -'LAW WATCH'. He is also an Executive Member of Odhikar, a coalition for human rights. Currently he is coordinating a training programme for the grass root human rights defenders in Bangladesh in accordance with the UN Human Rights Defenders' Declaration.
KABIR can be contacted at <mkabir@aitlbd.net>
 
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Mostafa Shiblee  
  Mostafa Shiblee, born in July 67 did his Bachelor and Masters in English Literature from Dhaka Univerisity. Through his school debate program in Bangladesh, Mostafa Shiblee is cultivating and educating the minds of young students, encouraging them to become constructively involved in their community, and gradually in their country. Shiblee believes that debate ignites the imagination, enthusiasm, and curiosity of the students, encouraging them to read and learn more, boldly express their opinions and ideas on various topics, and become more sure about themselves and their civic responsibilities. Through the organization he founded, Working for Better Life, Shiblee works in 60 high schools as of June, 2001.
E-mail : badhon@gononet.com
 
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Shahjahan Siraj, Online Editor  
  Shahjahan Siraj, web designer, multimedia professional, video editor and human - rights activists. M.Sc from Jahangirnagar University, and diploma, special train in multimedia & communication. Having experience to design creative and committed a number of International & national website. Also have experience working as creative motionagrapher in a number of video documentary. "Bangladesh : Images & Impression" International recognized multimedia presentation on Bangladesh. Bangladesh first human rights web portal www.banglarights.net is designed by Siraj. He is also doing responsibility as online editor. He is team leader of Drik multimedia.
Siraj can be contacted at < siraj@drik.net>
 
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