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Círculo Periodistas Turísticos left a comment for Abid Azad
"Hello, I want to ask you if in your country there is any association that brings together journalists specialized in tourism? Any email or website of them? thanks"
Feb 28, 2013
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"Hi! I would like to invite you to join www.travelingjournalist.com. Traveling Journalist is a brand new hospitality network, tailor made for journalists. Over at Traveling Journalist we help visiting colleagues from around the world…"
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Reporting directly from war, combat zone, disaster areas, is one of the greatest challenges of a journalist. There is no price for such a job, where one risks his or her own life. However, all journalistic efforts might go unseen, if there is no proper coverage in the Media and if short and brief pictures of war aren't well explained to the public. Therefore, we need journalists, reporters, photographers, but also special commentators that can tell us the impact of these wars, how does…See More
Nov 1, 2012
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A Threatened Profession

The report on the increasing hazards of journalism in Bangladesh was published at Morning Tea, the weekend magazine of The Daily Sun.On 11 February this year, people all over Bangladesh were horrified by a blazing headline on the newspapers that announced the tragic death of a journalist couple based in the capital.Journalist Golam Mostafa Sarowar (Sagar), more commonly known as Sagar Sarowar, and Meherun Runi, were brutally killed by miscreants in the early hours of that day, in their flat in…See More
Jul 23, 2012
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"A threatened Profession- a story on the hazards of Journalism in Bangadesh read here: http://abidazad.wordpress.com"
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This group gives insight into the nature of tourism, as well as creates awareness of career opportunities. It aims to facilitate a dialogue with journalists covering the  business of hospitality, transport, and creating a link with the community and experts in this diverse and growing international industry. We, Media people are always travelling and it might help us to expand our horizons and get interesting links to exciting news, tips and tricks of how to get the best touristic deals, while…See More
Jun 16, 2012
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Jun 15, 2012
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"Who will be the GOD for the Rohingya refugee people???"
Jun 15, 2012
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Jun 15, 2012
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A City Hidden in Darkness

The hidden city of Bhitargarh discovered in Panchagarh and the threat that looms over this historical site.There used to be a king named Prithu, commonly known as Prithu Raja or Maharaja, who ruled parts of the Indian Subcontinent. A lot of relics from his time that have survived the ravages of time are named after him, such as Maharajar Bhita, Maharajar Kacharighar and the famous Maharajar Dighi. From what can be found about him in the history, Prithu Raja was well-liked by his subjects;…See More
Jun 15, 2012
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Stone Mining

This story has been published at Morning Tea, a weekly magazine of The Daily Sun, as its cover story under the title No Stone Unturned on 1st June, 2012.Jalil Uddin, resident at Darjipara under Tetulia upazila in the district of Panchagarh, has been quite worried since the balcony of his house collapsed a few months ago. At first, he thought something was wrong with his house. Later, however, he came to know that it was because of the stone extraction taking place near his house; stone miners…See More
Jun 4, 2012
Abid Azad posted a status
"Journalists in Bangladesh are not safe yet. again & again they are under attack by the criminals Gov. & law enforcement are still inactive."
May 28, 2012
Eliana van de Craats Lima left a comment for Abid Azad
"Hi Abid,  I am glad that you have joined us...hope to talk to you soon, Eliana"
May 7, 2012
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May 4, 2012

Profile Information

Region
Asia
Job Title
Journalist, Writer, Photographer
Media Category
Newspaper
Name/s of media you are currently involved with
The Daily Sun
http://www.daily-sun.com/
Personal or Professional Website
http://www.abidazad.wordpress.com
What do you hope to gain from this community?
- Good network
- Learning
- Exposing my beautiful country 'Bangladesh'
Tell us a little bit about yourself
At present I am working as a Staff Reporter and photography stringer at ‘The Daily Sun‘ a daily English newspaper in Bangladesh.

I am working on human rights, culture, politics, crime, corruption and social problems etc.

Previously, I worked at New Age another daily English newspaper as the Jahangirnagar University correspondent. From here, I found interest and enthusiasm to be a journalist.

Apart from this, I am a master's student at the department of English in Jahangirnagar University.

I love traveling, reading books, bicycling and motorcycling. Collecting coins & banknotes is my hobby.

Abid Azad's Blog

A City Hidden in Darkness

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:51 0 Comments

The hidden city of Bhitargarh discovered in Panchagarh and the threat that looms over this historical site.

There used to be a king named Prithu, commonly known as Prithu Raja or Maharaja, who ruled parts of the Indian Subcontinent. A lot of relics from his time that have survived the ravages of time are named after him, such as Maharajar Bhita, Maharajar Kacharighar and the famous Maharajar Dighi. From what can be found about him in the history, Prithu Raja…

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Stone Mining

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 13:29 0 Comments

This story has been published at Morning Tea, a weekly magazine of The Daily Sun, as its cover story under the title No Stone Unturned on 1st June, 2012.



Jalil Uddin, resident at Darjipara under Tetulia upazila in the district of Panchagarh, has been quite worried since the balcony of his house collapsed a few months ago. At first, he thought something was wrong with his house. Later, however, he came to know that it was because of…

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Jatra: A Legacy Threatened

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 8:09 0 Comments

“Jibon je katiachhey Banglay, charidike Bangalir bhir

Bohudin kirton bhasan gaan rupkatha jatra panchalir

Norom nibir chhandey jara aajo sraboner jibon gongay,

Amare diechhey tripti…”

Jibanananda Das, the esteemed modern poet of Bangla literature, wrote those lines in his poem Jedin Saria Jabo, in which he…

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Freedom Talk

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 17:33 0 Comments

Young generation opine on 41 years journey of Bangladesh.

 

The word ‘Independence’ carried a lot more weight than usual to the people of former East Pakistan when the nation proclaimed sovereignty and Bangladesh was born on 26 March 1971. Demanding to be free from the oppression imposed by West Pakistan (now Pakistan), Bangalees dove into a war against political, social and economical desiccation to claim their rights. Millions of people willingly…

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At 13:24 on February 28, 2013, Círculo Periodistas Turísticos said…

Hello, I want to ask you if in your country there is any association that brings together journalists specialized in tourism? Any email or website of them? thanks

At 7:00 on February 16, 2013, Rikard Berglin said…

Hi!


I would like to invite you to join www.travelingjournalist.com. Traveling Journalist is a brand new hospitality network, tailor made for journalists.

Over at Traveling Journalist we help visiting colleagues from around the world with everything related to journalism.

This can be anything from a free place to sleep, doing research, interpreting, taking photos, video editing or booking interviews.

This way we can all travel the world for cheap, make new friends and make our jobs even more fun. It’s pretty great!

Traveling Journalist is totally free and always will be totally free.

Hope to see you there!

At 21:23 on June 15, 2012, Ariana Gordon said…

Thanks for the add.

At 20:00 on May 7, 2012, Eliana van de Craats Lima said…

Hi Abid,  I am glad that you have joined us...hope to talk to you soon, Eliana

 
 
 

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