Farid Ahmed

Dhaka, Bangladesh

I am a journalist and working for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a broadcaster.
Prior to BBC, I have worked for ATN News, a 24-hr private television channel as its News Editor and Banglanews24.com.bd (a multimedia news portal) as Chief of News Operations. I also worked as the Public Relations Officer of the UNDP Bangladesh’s Police Reform Programme. Before that, I worked as a Senior Correspondent for Bangladesh News 24 Hours (bdnews24.com), country’s first online news agency. I worked as a Staff Correspondent for the United News of Bangladesh (UNB) – country’s major private news agency.
I did my B.A. and M.A. from the Dept. of Mass Communication & Journalism, University of Dhaka. I did another Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Leeds.
I am a Chevening Scholar (UK, FCO) and a Jefferson Fellow (East West Center, USA).
UNICEF’s Award winner for feature writing, my investigative reports and analysis were also published by Energy & Power (country’s lone English language news fortnightly on energy sector), Dhaka Courier (popular English language weekly) and Shaptahik 2000 (a Bengali language weekly).
I have co-authored a good number of research-based publications and the areas were diverse in nature.
My overseas stint as a reporter took me to the UK, Belgium, New Delhi, Malaysia, Nepal and Japan.
My research interests are different branches of Government’s communications that include Propaganda, Psy-Op, Public Diplomacy, Media-Military relations and Public Affairs.

  • Work
    • British Broascasting Corporation
  • Education
    • University of Leeds
    • University of Dhaka