June 1, 2009
-- Zahid Al Amin, Special Correspondent of Weekly Blitz has been nominated for a fellowship on "Multimedia and online journalism" at International Institute of Journalism. It is a course under InWEnt - Capacity Building International, Germany which is dedicated to human resource development, advanced training and dialogue globally commissioned by the Federal Government of Germany. He will fly for Berlin on June 6 to participate the course.
Zahid is now working Blitz, which is edited by internationally acclaimed award winning journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib. Blitz enjoys huge global readership for its courageous exclusive reports and for confronting religious hatred. Online edition of this newspaper is available on www.weeklyblitz.net
Zahid Al Amin was a student of Communication and Journalism at the University of Chittagong and began his career in journalism with The Daily Life. Later, he worked with The Bangladesh Observer, The Daily Noya Diganta and Amader Shomoy as Special Correspondent.
He has also worked with BCDJC, Panos South Asia and Australia based research organization-
WBI as a research fellow. In 2006, Zahid successfully completed a Diploma in Development Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC).
The young and promising journalist narrowly escaped from death attempt in 2005 when miscreants attacked him in Chittagong while he was preparing report on an acid burnt housewife. Till date Zahid is bearing the sign of torture in his body.
He came into attention of global readers through his numerous reports on religious minority issue, terrorism, Islamist militancy, human rights and freedom of press and expression.
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Blitz Publications is a growing publication company in Bangladesh. The company also own two periodicals. Weekly Blitz is the English language tabloid newspaper published on every Wednesday and Jamjamat is the vernacular weekly published every Thursday.