|Native name||মাহফুজ আনাম|
|Born||June 18, 1950|
|Education||Master of Arts (Economics)|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
|Occupation||Journalist, editor and publisher|
|Known for||Editor of The Daily Star|
|Parent(s)||Abul Mansur Ahmed (father)|
|Relatives||Tahmima Anam (daughter)|
Mahfuz Anam (born 18 June 1950) is an editor and publisher of The Daily Star, one of Bangladesh's English language newspapers. He is also the publisher of "Weekly 2000", a weekly newsletter and "Anandadhara", an entertainment fortnightly. He was the publisher of Prothom Alo, a Bengali daily.
Early life and career
Anam's father Abul Mansur Ahmed was a satirist and politician of Bengal. Anam completed his MA in Economics from the University of Dhaka. Subsequently, he achieved expertise in media planning and media development, from a long career as journalist, editor and publisher in Bangladesh and as a media expert for UNESCO. Today Anam is also regarded[according to whom?] a notable TV interviewer, invited to interview the Prime Minister and other highest level dignitaries. He is regularly invited to speak in regional and international forum on governance, human rights, press freedom and related issues.
Anam's daughter Tahmima Anam is a writer. Her first book A Golden Age won the Best First Book winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize.