Muktadir Rashid now wow walks the crime beat at the English language daily New Age. With graduation in international relations from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, he started his reporting career with a local English news agency – United News of Bangladesh – in Dhaka in early 2008 and covered different national and international events.

The Dhaka-based journalist, Muktadir, widely known as ROMEO, moved to New Age in November 2009, and covered counter violent extremism, At New Age, he investigates enforced disappearances of political leaders and activists, other incidents of human rights abuse, and dozens of incidents connecting to extremist attacks.

Since 2015, he has been following Rohingya crisis and he is one of the winners of the 22nd Human Rights Press Awards for his reportage with Patrick Winn of Public Radio International on the refugee.

Muktadir has covered the trials of a number of politically sensitive cases including of blogger killings, Bangladesh Rifles mutiny, and cases against leading political personalities. Between May 2014 and June 2017, he freelanced for Al Jazeera English team in Dhaka as a producer and often freelanced for British Daily Telegraph. In 2017, he worked in the VR documentary featured ‘I Am Rohingya’ as a production assistant. He has worked as a freelance consultant for different local and international reports.

He has attended several training and fellowship at home and abroad. In his student life, Muktadir has won the grand prize in 1999 for an investigating essay on the country’s Liberation War. of 1971.

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Bangladesh activist killed by machete-wielding attackers

September 4, 2018

ABangladesh law student who was openly critical of religion and Islamic fundamentalism was hacked to death in the capital city of Dhaka on Wednesday e...

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Al-Qaeda claims murder of leading gay rights activist hacked to death in Bangladesh

September 4, 2018

An al-Qaeda affiliate has claimed the murder of a prominent gay rights activist who was hacked to death in Dhaka by men armed with guns and machetes w...

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Murdered Bangladeshi gay activists were afraid to seek police protection despite death threats

September 4, 2018

Two gay activists hacked to death in Bangladesh lived in fear of death threats in the days leading up to their murder, but where afraid to seek protec...