Nazmul Ahasan is a reporter with Bloomberg News.

Originally from Bangladesh, he is currently based in Washington D.C., editing news stories from South and Southeast Asian nations.

He graduated from UC Berkeley đŸ» Graduate School of Journalism with a concentration on data and investigative journalism.

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BODY COUNT: Extrajudicial Executions in Bangladesh

After Sheikh Hasina reascended to power more than a decade ago, Bangladesh’s security forces killed at least 2,597 people in apparent extrajudicial executions, custodial torture, and by firing bullets at protesters, according to a Netra News analysis of data documented by Bangladeshi human rights researchers between 2009 and 2022.
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In a small French town where Houston-based LyondellBasell is a fixture, residents complain of unending pollution

People living on the east side of Harris County, Texas, have an unlikely bond with residents of Berre-l’Étang in southern France: They all inhale toxic chemicals from plants owned by LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies.
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Pandemic Population Boom in Rural Hotspots Sparks Resentment

Rural America is booming, but the population growth that’s boosting local economies is also putting a strain on everything from schools to housing and roads.
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Internet entrepreneurs far from the U.S. are inflaming political division on Facebook to sell T-shirts and coffee mugs

The Chronicle uncovered an extraordinary new set of players in the battle: Internet entrepreneurs in developing countries who take advantage of Western political division — and inflame it — with the sole aim of juicing sales of customized T-shirts, mugs, tumblers, ball caps, tote bags, pillows and phone cases, with the profits shared by American companies.
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Analysis | Bangladesh’s Police Brutality Problem

While the United States undeniably has a police brutality problem, and its police departments have been guilty of countless murders—disproportionately targeting Black men—there is a crucial difference between police violence in the United States and Bangladesh.


UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism | Berkeley, CA
Aug 2021 - May 2023
Graduated with a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on investigative and data journalism.


Global Shining Light Awards Certificate of Excellence by Global Investigative Journalism Network, 2023
2022 SAJA Scholarship by South Asian Journalists Association, 2022
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