Nadeem Qadir is one of the leading journalists of Bangladesh and has been working in different media houses since 1978, mainly with the international outlets. Currently he is working as a media consultant for a number of organisations. He is the only Bangladeshi recipient of the Dag Hammarskjold Fellowship, one of the most prestigious in international journalism. He came out at the top in a training programme of the Press Institute of Bangladesh with cooperation with AMIC, Singapore.
The prestigious “Ice Today” magazine named him as one of the 20 Bangladeshis across the world who should be followed for their respective contributions/achievements along with Fashion fame Bibi Russell and Junaid Kamal Ahmed of the World Bank in India. In 2016, Star Weekend magazine published Qadir’s profile as an achiever. He has been interviewed by leading newspapers of Bangladesh, India and Britain
He served in the Bangladesh High Commission, London as Minister (Press) and was credited for setting new standards during his stay there. He did his post-graduate in International Relations and worked for the weekly Holiday, weekly Dhaka Courier, fortnightly Bangladesh Today, national news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha and for almost two decades served as the Special Correspondent with the Paris-based international news agency Agence France-Presse. At the same time he worked for the world’s largest circulated monthly magazine Reader’s Digest along with Outlook, India. He then worked for the Press Trust of India (PTI), ETV, NTV, RTV, ATN News and Asian TVprivate channels. He worked with the TV South Asia, first as its Consultant in Kolkata, India, and then as its representative in Dhaka. On return from London, he briefly worked with the Asian Age newspaper.
Nadeem was the youngest columnist for the Daily Star newspaper (In Fool’s Paradise?) and currently writes for a number of publications in Dhaka. Conceived and anchored until 2004 Bangladesh’s first English language talk show named “Frankly Speaking” in the private NTV channel, which was a super hit, and continues till to date as the station’s flagship programme. He served as the media consultant for Tata Steel for its Sirajganj power project, until it wound up its operation in Bangladesh.
He has been invited to speak on media issues by the National Defence College and the Defence Services Command and Staff College.He is the first Bangladeshi member of the London Press Club, The Media Society, London, The Diplomatic Press Attaches Association (DPAAL) and the Foreign Press Association, London. He was the president of the Overseas Correspondent’s Association, Bangladesh (OCAB) and an executive committee member of the Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA). He is the only Bangladeshi reporter whose pieces were published in AFP’s official year book Antennae and UN staff members’ publication “Reflections.”
Nadeem has covered a number of UN Peace Keeping Operations for the Bangladesh armed forces for which he produced and directed the first theme documentary “Our Glorious Armed Forces” and is considered as an expert on defence related subjects. He has six publications to his credit with My Beautiful Bangladesh (three editions – 3rd edition February, 2015) and Muktijuddho Ajana Addhya (Untold Chapter of Liberation War) February, 2015 and second editions was lauched in London in 2017. Both the books were well received by foreign and local book lovers. Currently he is working on four books simultaneously.
He is single and loves to travel, read political books, do gardening and listen to music.
Nazrul Islam is currently the editor of newsnextbd.com news portal in Dhaka and represent the the German news agency DPA in Bangladesh. He also teaches journalism at the private University of Liberal Arts. He also worked for a number of media houses in Bangladesh including the Daily Star and the New Age.
Ntibinyane Ntibinyane, a career reporter with over a decade of experience, has worked at the Botswana Guardian, The Midweek Sun, and is the editor of the Mmegi newspaper.
Serajul Islam Quadir is a past Bureau Chief and Chief Correspondent of Reuters in Dhaka and currently the Executive Editor of the American Chamber’s Journal (AmCham Journal)