Machizo is a first growing professional multimedia production company based in Dhaka. Since inception on April 2005 the social venture Machizo focuses to multimedia and development issues and provides a variety of web, multimedia design, broadcasting and digital media production services that include web design, video production, photography, media research, pod casting/ radio journalism, TV commercial ( TVC) making as well as training on media and development issues.
Multimedia reporting and local content production on development issues, popular culture, MDGs ( Millennium Development Goals), human rights, e-learning (extended learning) are Machizo's interest arena. Quality local content production, creative presentation and social entrepreneurship are the core values of Machizo.
Machizo always welcomes positive changes and change makers, who are committed to building a better society by using media and digital opportunities. It has specialization to produce multimedia local content for NGO, INGO, Development Agencies and Human Rights Organizations. Machizo does digital campaign and advocacy for democratization of media and ICT by publishing local and grassroots voices. It appreciates partnership and collaborations with creative organizations and activists worldwide.
The word, ‘Machizo’ has been coined from a Japanese phrase, “Machi Ukegazou” which means “Working for Change”. Machizo inherits that spirit of change with universal values, peace, unity and happiness.
Vision statement/ goals
Contributing to establish desired peaceful information society by producing and publishing quality multimedia local content for strengthening local voices, access, participation and ownership to majority people, and thereby closing the digital divide between them.
Machizo believes media, particularly the new-media has unprecedented power to share, connect and unite the people which are precondition for freedom, peace, unity, development and happiness in all spheres of life. The power of media depends on the quality content. So, with the social changing motivations, Machizo sets up the mission to produce multimedia local content that helps Bangladesh to be a developed country by improving democratic rights, rule of law as well as quality of life and livelihoods.
Core team members
- Shahjahan Siraj
Director and co-founder.
Designer, multimedia journalist and film maker.
- Matsuzaki Misuzu
Coordinator and co-founder
Japanese content producer
- Jahangir Alam
Photographer, video editor and cinematographer
- Tanzia Khan
Web programmer & developer
- Sujit Kumar Paul
Web designer and CMS expert