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Nazmul Ahasan

Nazmul Ahasan
Journalist
Mahanagar Project, Rampura, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Journalist and translator with nearly five years of experience in reporting and opinion-writing focusing on Bangladesh’s politics, foreign policy, and human rights. Formerly with The Daily Star, the country’s most widely-circulated English daily.

Experience
Beximco Holdings Ltd.
Mar 2019—
Communications Officer
  • Help formulate an overall effective media and public relations strategy
  • Ensure that public events get maximum media exposure
  • Draft press releases, statements, official and diplomatic letters
  • Respond to official letters and emails, and press queries
The Daily Star
July 2017— Mar 2019
Editorial Assistant
  • Write two editorials per week
  • Write a weekly column/op-ed
  • Oversee the “Letter to the Editor” section
  • Occasional interviews, translations and transcription (typically from Bengali to English)
  • Fact-check op-eds and editorials
  • Contribute to yearly special supplements
FirstPost
Aug 2018—Nov 2018
Stringer/Correspondent
  • Report on political developments in Bangladesh
Daily Manab Zamin
May 2014—Jul 2017
Sub Editor
  • Select and prioritize international news stories, op-eds, features and reports sourced from reporters, news agencies and international news outlets
  • Translate and transcribe English stories and materials to Bengali
  • Supervise the international desk more than once a week
  • Prepare page makeups
The Unmesh
Jan 2016—Dec 2017
Editor
  • Supervise the entire production—from page makeup, design to printing—as the editor
  • Task writers and reporters with new assignments 
  • Select, proofread and edit articles and reports
Education
Daffodil International University
2013—2017
Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Founded and edited Unmesh, the first student-run student newspaper at the campus
  • Graduated with Honors (CGPA: 3.90) in Journalism and Mass Communication
Lakshmipur Government College
2008—2010
Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Led the debate club of the college
Language
English
Bilingual proficiency
Bangla
Native proficiency
Hindi
Moderate speaking proficiency
Other skills
Microsoft Office
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Indesign
QuarkXpress 5.0
Camtasia Video Editor
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Author: Nazmul Ahasan

Nazmul works as a communications officer with a leading corporate group. He worked for several years as a journalist, notably with The Daily Star, Bangladesh.