Call for Applications

Call for Applications


DW Akademie and Goethe-Institut are conducting a project that gives journalism students a platform for furthering the discussion on feminism in Bangladesh. In teams of two, students interview two feminists and produce vodcasts (video podcasts) that are shared nationwide. This call seeks applications to find two suitable students to conduct episode 3 of the vodcast series. They will interview Arifur Rahman (filmmaker) and Musharrat Sharmee Hossain (musician and social justice activist).

Whom are we looking for? Students of Mass Communication & Journalism at Khulna University• When? Application Deadline:  22 August 2021 • Implementation Period: September 2021 • Where? Online


Tasks of the participating students

• Preparation of the video interview with one of the participating feminists, including the development of interview questions – with support of the DW Akademie team
• Conduct a one hour interview on Zoom with your counterpart
• The interview shall be conducted in Bangla
• Strong internet connection is a requirement
• Postproduction skills (such as cutting, subtitling) is an advantage
• Develop ideas for promoting the video on platforms, such as DW Bangla – with support of the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh team
• Participating students will be paid a honorarium of 10.000 BDT each and will receive a certificate for their participation

Criteria for Eligibility

• Student of Mass Communication and Journalism, Media Studies, Film Studies etc.
• Enrolled at Khulna University
• Final year of their master’s degree is an advantage

How to apply

Submit the following documents via email to
Mahmood Menon Khan, Project Manager 
DW Akademie Bangladesh
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Resume/CV
The selection will be done by a jury.


Interviewees for Episode 3

Arifur Rahman, Independent Filmmaker
Arifur became interested in filmmaking while studying anthropology at Jahangirnagar University. His projects have been featured at various film festivals, including the ones in Berlin, Venice, Busan, Seattle, Locarno, Singapore, and Shanghai. “I want to discuss the idea of feminism in my films because I believe that film is a strong medium that can impact people’s lives and leave a positive mark.”

Musharrat Sharmee Hossain, Musician, Lecturer, Social Justice Activist
Sharmee co-created Mango Meter, the world's first feminist rating app that judges the representation of women in films. She teaches at North South University. “Feminism gives me the audacity to question the wrongs and initiate dialogues for social change. I owe it to my foremothers who put me where I am today. I want to tell their unheard stories with the sincerity they deserve.”

Links to Young Feminism Vodcast Episodes 1 and 2