Saleem Samad

Ashoka Fellow
Bangladesh
Fellow Since 1989

Citation

This profile was prepared when Saleem Samad was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Introduction
Long a well-known investigative journalist in Dhaka, Saleem Samad recently shifted his own work to focus on development and the environment. He founded a development and environment syndicate, Development Features, chiefly written by rural journalists for papers outside Dhaka. At the same time, he's organizing motivated rural journalists to use their writing to focus their readers' attentions on key development issues, to go beyond silent event reporting to becoming agenda-setters.
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