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Anis Alamgir

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Anis Alamgir
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Anis Alamgir, Dhaka 2018
Native nameআনিস আলমগীর
Born (1967-06-21) 21 June 1967 (age 52)
ResidenceDhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationJournalist, teacher
Known forJournalist, teacher
TitleFormer editor, Daily Manobkantha

Anis Alamgir (born 21 June 1967) is a Bangladeshi journalist, writer, columnist, and teacher from Chittagong. He delivered news directly from the battlefield in the Afghan War in 2001 and Iraq War of 2003. During this period, he was captured by the Taliban.[1][2]

Birth and education[edit | edit source]

Anis Alamgir was born in Chittagong on 21 June 1967. His father Hossainuzzaman Bhuiyan and mother Lailun Nahar Bhuiyan. He received his Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Dhaka.

Career[edit | edit source]

His achievements in journalism include the special TV report by him for Boishakhi TV on 15 August 2007, carrying exclusive footage of the tragic killing of former Bangladesh President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members. That footage of the late leader was aired for the first time after 32 years of that tragic killing of 1975. Currently, he is teaching as a faculty at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Daffodil International University as well as at the Department of Television, Film and Photography of University of Dhaka. He has been engaged in teaching, training and academic writings over the last several years. He worked as a Faculty Member at the Department of Media studies and Journalism (MSJ), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). He areas of teaching include different subjects of media with a focus on newsgathering and reporting for tv and print media.

Previously, Anis worked as Editor of Daily ManobKantha. He was the Head of News in Asian TV and hosted its popular talk show ‘Table Talk’. He did the same job as Head of News for RTV and Boishakhi Television, where he also worked as a talk show host. He was the Special Correspondent of Channel-i, reporting on the Diplomatic and Political issues. He worked in Mohona Television as CEO & Editor-in Chief for a short period.

Prior to joining the electronic media, Anis was a Diplomatic Correspondent for daily Ajker Kagoj. He also worked for The Independent as a Diplomatic Correspondent and Staff Correspondent in The Morning Sun.[3] Anis Alamgir was sued on 30 January 2018, under Section 57 for portraying the Hindu Goddess Saraswati as a symbol of sex.[4] But later he was acquitted from the case as the Cyber Court in Dhaka found the allegation against him was baseless.

Anis writes columns in various magazines and blogs. He wrote a book titled 'Iraq Rannanganeye in 2004, about his experience reporting from the Iraq war. This book also includes Dhormo Niye Bebosha (Bengali, 2017), Tragedy of Arab Spring (Bengali, 2016).[5]

Published books[edit | edit source]

  • Iraq Ronangoney (ইরাক রনাঙ্গনে) [Pages from a War Reporter's Diary] , Published by Kagoj Prokashon, Dhaka. February 2004.
  • Tragedy of Arab Spring (ট্র্যাজিডি অব আরব স্প্রিং), By Adarsha Prakash, Dhaka
  • Dhormo Niye Babshaya (ধর্ম নিয়ে ব্যবসা), By Adarsha Prakash, Dhaka
  • Foreign Correspondent, Dhaka Correspondent, The Nation, Pakistan [From 2001 to 2003]

Organizational activities[edit | edit source]

Anis was the former president of Diplomatic Correspondent Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) and Chittagong Journalists Forum, Dhaka (CJFD). He is the member of National Press Club (Bangladesh), Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Anis Alamgir". facebook.com. Retrieved 2 June 2018.[non-primary source needed]
  2. "মানবকণ্ঠ ছাড়লেন আনিস আলমগীর". jagonews24.com. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. "মানবকণ্ঠের সম্পাদক হলেন আনিস আলমগীর | banglatribune.com". Bangla Tribune (in Bengali). Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  4. Alo, Prothom. "Journo Anis Alamgir sued under Section 57". ProthomAlo. Prothom Alo. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. "Rokomari.com". rokomari.com. Retrieved 2 June 2018.

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