Muktadir Rashid now wow walks the crime beat at the English language daily New Age. With graduation in international relations from Dhaka University, 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 moved to New Age in November 2009. At New Age, he along with renowned British investigative journalist David Bergman investigates enforced disappearances of political leaders and activists, other incidents of human rights abuse, and dozens of incidents connecting to militant attacks. Muktadir has covered the trials of number of politically sensitive cases including of blogger killings, Bangladesh Rifles mutiny and cases against leading political personalities. He wants to continue with his career in daily newspapers.
Since May 2014, he had been freelancing for Al Jazeera English team in Dhaka as producer and often freelanced for British Daily Telegraph. He has attended several training and fellowship programmes 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.