Shamim Chowdhury

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Shamim Chowdhury
Native name
শামীম চৌধুরী
London, England
ResidenceWest London, England
EducationNewspaper Journalism
Alma materQueen Mary University
Birkbeck College
City University London
RelativesMuhammad Ataul Gani Osmani (great uncle)

Shamim Chowdhury (Bengali: শামীম চৌধুরী) is an English television and print journalist.

Early life[edit]

Chowdhury's parents were born in Bangladesh and emigrated to the United Kingdom.[1] He is of Sylheti heritage.[2] The late general Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani, the commander-in-chief of the East Pakistani liberation forces of 1971, is his great uncle and grew up in the same household as his paternal grandfather.[3]

Chowdhury has a BSc from Queen Mary University, a MSc from Birkbeck College, and a post-graduate diploma in Newspaper Journalism from City University London.[4][5]


Chowdhury started out in print journalism[6] and has written for British national newspapers, including The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, and The Independent. He has also had his own newspaper column for Bangla Mirror.[4][5]

In 2007, Chowdhury started working for Al Jazeera English as a deputy news editor, news editor, reporter and producer based mainly in London, with some work in the main news centre in Doha, Qatar.[6] He reported on a wide range of issues for the channel from the UK. He was regarded as the channel's Bangladesh expert.[2]

Since 2015,he has worked for TRT World. He is currently Asia Editor for TRT World[7] and writes blogs for The Huffington Post on a range of socio-political issues.[6] His previous television experience includes work at the BBC, ITN, and Sky News.[4][5]

Chowdhury has taken part in current affairs and politics debates at The House of Lords and on live television discussion programmes and has also been on the judging panel of media awards ceremonies.[2]

Since October 2013, Chowdhury has been on a judging panel member at the Asian Media Awards.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Chowdhury is a Muslim[9] and lives in West London.[1] he has visited almost 50 countries including parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia. On one occasion, he worked with a leading charity to help build a community centre in a remote part of Cambodia.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Chowdhury, Shamim (5 August 2013). "Reconnecting With the Past – A British-Bangladeshi Returns to the Land of his Ancestors Shamim Chowdhury". HuffPost. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Karim, Mohammed Abdul; Karim, Shahadoth (October 2013). British Bangladeshi Who's Who (PDF). British Bangla Media Group. p. 75. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  3. ^ Karim, Mohammed Abdul; Karim, Shahadoth (November 2014). British Bangladeshi Who's Who (PDF). British Bangla Media Group. p. 11. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Karim, Mohammed Abdul; Karim, Shahadoth (October 2009). British Bangladeshi Who's Who (PDF). British Bangla Media Group. p. 55. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Karim, Mohammed Abdul; Karim, Shahadoth (October 2010). British Bangladeshi Who's Who (PDF). British Bangla Media Group. p. 49. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  6. ^ a b c "Judges – Asian Media Awards". asianmediaawards. 30 September 2013. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  7. ^ TRT World (30 September 2017), TRT World's Asia Reporter on witnessing scale of the Rohingya refugee crisis, retrieved 4 October 2017
  8. ^ Hartley, Sarah (2 October 2013). "Asian Media Awards shortlist unveiled ahead of Manchester ceremony". Prolific North. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  9. ^ Chowdhury, Shamim (24 December 2012). "Why as a Muslim I Celebrate Christmas". HuffPost. Retrieved 1 December 2013.

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