Faisal Mahmud is a journalist with over a decade of experience in working with three national English daily newspapers of Bangladesh—The Independent, Dhaka Tribune and The Business Standard. Before switching his career to professional journalism, Faisal worked in the IT industry for two years. He has bachelors in CSE from AUST and Masters in ICT from BUET. He has pursued masters in journalism from ADMU in Philippines under the ACFJ scholarship. Currently he is covering Bangladesh for both AL Jazeera and Voice of America. Faisal also works for TRT World and Nikkei Asia. His writings have appeared in Asia Times, The Diplomat, The Wire, Scroll, The Telegraph and in Vice. Faisal receives the prestigious Jefferson Fellowship and Thomson Reuters Foundation fellowship.