Haroon Habib, a Senior journalist, author and columnist, remains a powerful voice in journalism, creative writings and social activism. A guerrilla fighter in the Bangladesh’s Liberation War, Habib simultaneously worked from the waterfronts for the Joy Bangla weekly and Saadhin Bangla Betar Kendra radio, two powerful mouthpieces of the provisional government that led Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971. He obtained Masters degree in journalism from the University of Dhaka and later Post-graduation from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Habib led the country’s national news agency BSS as Chief Editor and Managing Director, served for over two decades and Dhaka Correspondent of India’s prestigious English daily The Hindu and … magazine, contributed for the TIME magazine, and worked for second years as Bangladesh Correspondent of the Bengali Service of the German radio… . A leading civil society proponent, Habib is deeply involved in social and cultural activism, particularity with the Pro-Liberation civil society movement for the trial of the perpetrators of worst crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. A committed essayist, novelist and short story writer, Haroon Habib writes regular columns, in both Bangla and English, for leading Bangladesh and regional newspapers. He now leads Journalism & Peace Foundation (JPF), an organization for promoting peace and social harmony.
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