Farida Yasmin (journalist)

Farida Yasmin is a Bangladeshi journalist,[6] and President of Jatiya Press Club.[7] She is a senior journalist of The Daily Ittefaq and former general secretary of Bangladesh National Press Club.[5][8] In 2017 she was elected the first female general secretary of Bangladesh Press Club.[9][10] She was the former joint secretary of National Press Club.

Farida Yasmin
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EducationMasters in Mass media and journalism
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationJournalist[1] and editor[2]
Years active1989-present
EmployerThe Daily Ittefaq
OrganizationBangladesh National Press Club
Known forher tenure senior sub-editor of The Daily Ittefaq and joint secretary of Bangladesh National Press Club[3][4]
Spouse(s)Naem Nizam[5]
Children2 children
Parent(s)Shakhawar Hossain Bhuiyan (father) and Jahanara Hossain (mother)
AwardsWomen lead the nation award, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad award
Signature
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Early life and educationEdit

Yasmin was born in Raipura Upazila, Narsingdi. Her father Shakhawar Hossain Bhuiyan and mother is Jahanara Hossain. She was the student of Shibpur Girls High School, Narsingdi. She passed SSC exam from Shibpur Girls High School and HSC exam from Eden Mohila College. Yasmin completed masters from University of Dhaka.[11]

CareerEdit

Yasmin was elected Joint secretary of the National Press Club of Bangladesh in 2011,[12] and 2012.[13][14] In 2013 she announced convicted war criminals Abdul Quader Molla and Muhammad Kamaruzzamann were expelled from the press club, saying "The unanimous decision came at the JPC managing committee meeting,".[15] She is the joint secretary of South Asian Women's Media Forum and was a founding member of the forum.[16][17] She spoke for keeping the age of marriage in Bangladesh at 18 for women.[18]

In 2016, Yasmin was made the vice-president of Dhaka University Mass Communication and Journalism Alumni Association.[19] She was elected General Secretary of Jatiya Press Club on 1 January 2017, she was first female General Secretary of the Jatiya Press Club.[20] She was re-elected to the post of General Secretary of the Jatiya Press Club on 18 December 2018.[21] She is the editor and publisher of womeneye24.com.[22] On 31 December 2020, she was elected president of Jatiya Press Club, the first woman to be elected president.[23]

Published booksEdit

  • Basha Andolon o nari, 2005
  • Ujjal Narir Mukhomukhi, 2005
  • Itehasher Aynay Bangabandhu, 2017

Personal lifeEdit

Yasmin is married to journalist Naem Nizam. They have one son and one daughter.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "30 female garment workers honoured". independent-bangladesh.com. Independent Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Social Afforestation Improves Environ, Eradicates Poverty". The New Nation. 17 July 2013. Archived from the original on 28 July 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
  3. ^ "News Details". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Fruit festival at Press Club". websbd.net. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Journalist Farida Yasmin's father passes away". Daily Sun. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  6. ^ Singh, A. K. (10 January 2010). Media Power and Press Freedom. Pinnacle Technology. ISBN 9781618202659. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Farida, Elias elected as JPC president, secretary". New Age. Retrieved 31 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Media can play big role". The Daily Star. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  9. ^ "National Press Club gets Farida Yasmin as first female general secretary; Shafiqur elected president". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Shafique-Farida panel sweeps Jatiya Press Club polls". The Daily Star. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  11. ^ "UNB 'Light & Lens' with Farida Yasmin". Dhaka Courier. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Sabuj elected press club president, Abdal GS". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Press Club poll: Sabuj, Abdal reelected president, secy". risingbd.com. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  14. ^ "JPC team leaves for Agartala today". The New Nation. 28 April 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
  15. ^ "Quader Mollah, Kamaruzzaman lose Press Club memberships". sharemarket24.com. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  16. ^ "New committee of SAWM formed". The New Nation. 10 April 2010. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2016 – via HighBeam Research.
  17. ^ "South Asian women's forum formed". The New Nation. 6 January 2009. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  18. ^ "Majority for retaining girls' marriage age at 18". hawker.com.bd. Hawker. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  19. ^ "DUMCJAA forms new committee". The Daily Star. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  20. ^ "National Press Club gets Farida Yasmin as first female general secretary; Shafiqur elected president". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Saiful-Farida panel sweeps National Press Club polls". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  22. ^ "WomenEye24.com – Communication for equality". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  23. ^ "Farida elected first Jatiya Press Club female president". unb.com.bd. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ সাপ্তাহিক, অন্যধারার কাগজ (January 2018). নারী সাংবাদিকতায় অন্যন্য অবদান (in Bengali). Dhaka. p. 21.

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