Nazmul Ahasan is a Bangladeshi journalist, commentator, and communications executive. His experience as a journalist includes working as a copy editor at The Manab Zamin, and a reporter and editorial assistant at The Daily Star. He also worked as a freelance correspondent for FirstPost, India. Among the foreign outlets that published his original or syndicated pieces are The Hindu, The Wire, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Asia News Network, South Asia Monitor, Inter Press Service, etc. In addition, he wrote for domestic outlets such as The Dhaka Tribune, Prothom Alo, Bangla Tribune, Ittefaq, and NTV Online. He tweets at @nazmul_ahasan_ on contemporary political, human rights and social developments in Bangladesh.
I took an exclusive interview of Shahidul Alam, an internationally celebrated photographer whose detainment caused widespread global anger, when he was released on bail after spending more than 100 days in jail.
I discovered that the city corporation was planning to erect buildings in a place where a marginalized community was living for decades. The proposed housing plan would have leave out hundreds of existing residents.
I tell the story of an organization that took it upon itself to fight against gender-targeted cybercrime in Bangladesh, in the absence of an adequate response from the government.