M Abul Kalam Azad. Senior Reporter, The Daily Star, Dhaka. A seasoned journalist who has been writing stories on the tough topic of rising Islamic extremism in Bangladesh. The recent arrest and deportation of more than two dozen radicalised Bangladeshis in Singapore makes his research proposal to examine the radicalisation of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore and Malaysia both timely and worthwhile.
Kamran Reza Chowdhury. Special Corespondent with newsnextbd.com. Kamran is also General Secretary of the Bangladesh Parliament Journalists’ Association and a founder of the Bangladesh Association of Professional Journalists. He wants to research human trafficking of Bangladeshis.
Md Khadimul Islam. A Dhaka-based political journalist with New Age (English) covering the activities of the Awami League. Serves as general secretary of the Reporters’ Forum for Elections and Democracy, a professional body. Plans to research media coverage of climate change.
Munima Sultana. An editorial assistant and feature writer at The Financial Express (English), Dhaka. Plans to research the media adjusting to the internet.