Arafat Rahaman, a promising journalist showing hopes
By: Ajker Campus
Journalists play a major role because they are in a unique position to perform the function of challenging authority when other institutions are unable to. One such individual is Arafat Rahaman.
Arafat Rahaman is a Bangladeshi journalist. He is a reporter of The Daily Star, most popular English daily in Bangladesh. He has been working with The Daily Star for last five years.
Arafat Rahaman is currently staying in Rajshahi. But he was born in 1995, in a village at Jhenidah district. Arafat completed his secondary, as well as his higher secondary education in his hometown Jhenidah. Later he moved to Rajshahi and admitted into University of Rajshahi. He completed his graduation under Mass Communication and Journalism department. In his early stage of graduation Arafat joined The Daily Star as a trainee reporter in early 2016. Later in 2017, Arafat Rahaman was appointed as a reporter at the English Daily in a contractual basis.
Arafat wrote many reports on education sector, mostly from his university areas. He reported some news items which revealed some corrupted personalities of Rajshahi University in last few years. He also covers Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology.
Recently in 2018, Arafat, won the Best photographer of the year 2018 award for capturing a photo which was most hyped and talked about photograph in 2018.
In 2018, during quota reform movement in Rajshahi, Arafat captured a photo, which triggers the movement among the students across the country.
Arafat's capture shows, how the demonstrators in the movement were beaten and tortured by a government followed organisation. That photo went viral on social media, after it was published on The Daily Star.
Thousands of peoples used that photo as a sign of oppression on the demonstration. Arafat was also praised from every corner of of the country for capturing such photo. Different human rights organisations used that photo, as a sign of that movement.
Website - http://arafatrahaman.com/
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