Kathryn Ward on the Benefits of Blogging for Bangladeshi Women

For this week's Rising Voices podcast we listen in on a live interview with Nari Jibon founder Kathryn Ward from WDBX's Big Muddy radio program in Carbondale, Illinois. Kathy describes how Nari Jibon got its start and how they've been incorporating blogging and citizen media into their English and computer training classes to give women in Dhaka, Bangladesh a stronger voice and community online.

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  • This is a brilliant interview! Hats off to Kathy for all you have done for these women and bridging the cultural and digital divide.

  • [...] Although there are many such organization working in Bangladesh Nari Jibon has done a bit more. With a Rising Voices grant it has brought working class women of Dhaka towards blogging who are telling the world the stories their lives, struggles and joys. Listen to Kathy discussing the benefits of blogging for Bangladeshi Women in a radio interview. [...]

  • Great interview Kathy ! thanks to the little salute to the other grantees!

  • Kathy’s work in Bangladesh is inspiring, as she exemplifies the combination of theory and practice–praxis. In addition to Kathy Ward’s praxis of feminist sociology, she is making use of cutting edge technology to bridge the divides between cultures.

    Thanks for making this interview available online!!!

  • [...] into their existing English, computer, and Bangla classes. We hope you have already listened to a live interview with Nari Jibon founder Kathryn Ward from WBDX’s Big Muddy radio program in Carbondale, Illinois, which was featured in Rising Voices [...]

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