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.



ajf2015-fellows-7Kamran Reza Chowdhury. Special Corespondent with 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.



ajf-2014-4Zobaer Ahmed. Reporter for news stories and documentaries on Maasranga Television in Dhaka, specialising in energy and environment.




AJF-2013-Profile-Photographs-LowRes-02Jamil Mahmud. Staff reporter for Arts and Entertainment at The Daily Star, Dhaka, covering culture-related events including theatre, films, photography and festivals. Project: Cultural tourism.



AJF-2012-Profile-Photographs-HighRes-08FHM Humayan Kabir. Senior reporter, The Financial Express (English), Dhaka, covering development works. Project: Shipbuilding industry: learning from Singapore.




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.