This profile was prepared when Philip Gain was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
The New Idea
A journalist by choice, Philip has been involved in human rights issues since he began his career. He has embarked on several investigative projects over the past couple of years, and now wants to set an example for other potential human rights activists. He plans to do so by putting out about twenty reports a year on different human rights cases, and by training leading professionals and journalists in investigation and other relevant skills. Philip wants to help build a strong cadre of activists and investigative journalists in Bangladesh, so that in the future, human rights violations cannot occur as easily or without eliciting responsive action.