Kawser Mahmud is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who created the first women’s news agency in Bangladesh. This initiative has helped create more diverse newsrooms and sparked better coverage of issues concerning women.
Mahmud began his career as a producer and anchor for Ekushey Television, ATN Bangla, and RTV in Bangladesh. He was head of programming for CSB News, Bangladesh’s first 24-hour news channel.
Previously, he was a senior reporter for The Daily Manabzamin and a staff reporter for The Daily Banglabazar Patrika, The Daily Ajker Kagoi and The Weekly Agami.