Saiful Alam (journalist)

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Saiful Alam
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President of the National Press Club
Assumed office
18 December 2018
Editor of the Daily Jugantor
Assumed office
19 November 2013
Personal details
Born (1956-12-31) 31 December 1956 (age 63)
Dhaka
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Occupationjournalist

Saiful Alam (born 31 December 1956) is a Bangladeshi journalist. He is the Incumbent President of Bangladesh National Press Club.[1] He is also the editor of Daily Jugantor.[2]

Early life[edit]

Alam was born on 31 December 1956 in Dhaka of the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to Ali Arshad Mia and Shamsun Nahar.[3][4] He completed his Secondary School Certificate from Motijheel Government Boys' High School and Higher Secondary School Certificate from Dhaka College in 1974. He graduated from the Department of Linguistics of Dhaka University in 1977 and obtained his post graduate degree from the same University in 1978.[5]

From 1972 to 1975, he was an active member of the Bangladesh Students Union.[5] He was also the vice president of Dhaka University Cultural Union.[5]

Career[edit]

Alam started his journalism career with the juvenile weekly Kishore Bangla in 1979.[5] In 1983, he joined the Daily Janata as a senior reporter. He worked at the Daily Inqilab as senior reporter from 1986 to 1999. When Jugantor started its publication on February 2000, he joined there at the same post. Subsequently, he was made deputy editor and executive editor. He served as acting editor of the newspaper from 19 November 2013 to 21 February 2020.[5] He was made editor on 22 February 2020.[6]

Alam was a member of the managing committee of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) from 1997 to 1999.[5] From 2016 to 2018, he also served as the director on the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).[5] He is one of the members of Bangladesh Editors' Council. He was the Joint Secretary of National Press Club from 1995 to 1998.[5] He served as the senior vice president from 2017 to 2018 before elected its president on 18 December 2018.[7] He is also the founder member of Dhaka Reporter's Unity.[5]

Publications[edit]

Alam has written 6 books.[5]:

  • Cherapata (juvenile story - 1982)
  • Nim Fuler Gran (1996)
  • Hat Baralei Akash
  • Kichu Vabna Kichu Kotha (2013)
  • Ganatranta Minus Noy Pluser Proggai
  • Ganatranter Jatra O Annayana (2019)

Personal life[edit]

Alam married to Ferdausi Begum in his personal life and the couple has two daughters.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Abdul Rahman Chishti Memorial Award (2007)
  • Padakhep Award (2010)
  • Sher-E-Bangla Memorial Honor (2018)
  • Altaf Ali Hashu Smriti Padak (2019)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "প্রেসক্লাবের সভাপতি সাইফুল, সাধারণ সম্পাদক ফরিদা". Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ "ব্যক্তি সাইফুল আলম ও তার সাহিত্যবোধ". Jugantor. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Managing Committee – JATIYA PRESS CLUB". jpcbd.org. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ "যুগান্তরের ভারপ্রাপ্ত সম্পাদক সাইফুল আলমের বাবার ইন্তেকাল". Jugantor. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Saiful Alam". Jugantor. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  6. ^ "যুগান্তরের সম্পাদকের দায়িত্ব পেলেন সাইফুল আলম". Jugantor. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Saiful-Farida panel sweeps Jatiya Press Club election". The Daily Star. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  8. ^ "সাইফুল আলম পেলেন আলতাফ আলী হাসু স্মৃতিপদক". jagonews24.com. Retrieved 7 April 2019.