80+1 : Final Destination

The Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB, http://www.ulab.edu.bd ) hosted the Bangladesh component of the 80plus1 "A Journey Around the World" on September 7, 2009, between 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the ULAB Seminar Room, Campus B, Dhanmondi, Dhaka City. The activity, spearheaded by ULAB Lecturer Shahjahan Siraj, brought together, via satellite hook-up and fiber optic cable technology, students, faculty and professionals from Austria and Bangladesh. The closing ceremony started with the welcome speech from Professor Jude Genilo, the Chairman of Media Studies and Journalism Department, ULAB. After the opening comments 80+1 artist, Shahjahan Siraj shared his experiences of the project with the audience, which was moved by watching the video Dhakai Market View. The Moderator, Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Chowdhury facilitated the question and answer session between the audiences in Dhaka and Linz. The topics for discussion was relevant to market culture, journalism and technologies. The ceremony was closed with thanks given to MSJ for hosting the final destination of this segment of the 80+1 project. On behalf of 80+1 Mr. Siraj handed over a certificate to Professor Genilo in recognition of ULAB's contribution.