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  • M.A. in Film and Media, Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013)
    M.Sc. in Physics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh (2000)
    B.Sc. in Physics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh (1999)

Areas of Interest
Community media, New media, Video Art, Documentary film, Fictional film, Photography

Mohammad Shazzad Hossain

Assistant Professor

Overview

Mohammad Shazzad Hossain joined University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh in 2012. Before joining ULAB, he was Chief Video Journalist at Somoy Television and part time faculty at Dhaka University. He earned his Master’s in Film and Media from Stamford University Bangladesh. He has another Master’s in Physics from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (where he also obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Physics). His experiences in various areas of film, photography and television production are his main strengths. He is the Co-Director and Producer of a four-hour documentary "Quest for Self: Cinema of Bangladesh." Other than these, he made eight documentaries and three short films. He worked with several development agencies for their video productions as well as research projects. His research interests are community media, visual language and new media.


Creative Works

Hossain, M. S. (Director). (2016). Kotha O Kabbo: Behind a Wall of Justice [Documentary]. Dhaka.

Hossain, M. S. (Director). (2014). Ek Mutho Jonaki: Flickering of Fireflies [Documentary]. Dhaka.

Hossain, M. S. (Director), Rizve, A. K. (Director). (2014). Swarup Shondhan: Quest for Self [Documentary]. Dhaka.

Hossain, M. S. (Director). (2013). Natun Jiboner Thikana: In Search for a New Life [Documentary]. Dhaka.

Hossain, M. S. (Director). (2013). Veja Paloker Gaan: The Song of the Green Hills [Documentary]. Dhaka.

Hossain, M. S. (Director). (2008). Baspagla [Documentary]. Dhaka.

Hossain, M. S. (Director), Rahman, M. A. (Director). (2007). Japeto Jebon [Documentary]. Dhaka.

Research & Awards

Current Project

Gender Representation in Bangladeshi Media and its Influence on Youth: A Study in Selected Locations of Dhaka

Community Media Activism on the Environment: The Case of Radio Sundarban

Study on Journalism Education in Bangladesh: Analysis focusing on aspiring journalists, media outlets and journalism education institutions

Awards

2017: Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence for Community Engagement. Awarded by the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

2015: Research proposal ‘Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Community Radio in Bangladesh’ wins the research grand in the second round of the ULAB research programme.

2009: Documentary film ‘Japeto Jebon’ wins second prize in “Bangladesh Documentary Festival 2009” by Bangladesh Documentary Council.

2001: Black & white photograph ‘Sorger Hasi’ wins first prize in “5th Photography exhibition” by Shahjalal University Photographers’ Association (SUPA).

 

Publications

Books

Genilo, J. W., Quarmal, S. B. and Hossain, M. S. (2018). Gender Representation in Bangladeshi Media and its Influence on Youth: A study in selected location of Dhaka, Dhaka, ULAB.

Journal Articles

Genilo, J. W., Bhowmick, B. C. and Hossain, M. S. (2016). Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Community Radio of Bangladesh. In V. Kumar & P. Gupta (Eds.), Media & Communication in Sustainable Development (pp. 142-163). Haryana: Society for Education & Research Development.

Newspaper & Magazines

Hossain, M. S. (2009, March 15). Made in FDC. Weekly Kagoj, p. 55.

Hossain, M. S. (2010, July 12). Digital cinema: Somossa o somvabona. Mediawatch, p. 55.

Hossain, M. S. (2010, September 5). Eider dine pekkhagreha. Weekly Kagoj, p. 32.

Hossain, M. S. (2013, January). Uttoron porber opekkhay. Maddhom: Mass communication & Journalism Magazine, p. 24. 

Hossain, M. S. (2013, August). Vobesoter television o campus tv’er vumika. Maddhom: Mass communication & Journalism Magazine, p. 41.

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.