Monajatuddin: The Minstrel Journalist

My piece on Monajatuddin …the talented, devoted rural journalist who formed and swayed the national agenda in Bangladesh.

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Monajatuddin (photo: Pabna News) Monajatuddin (source: Pabna News)

by Adnan R. Amin for AlalODulal.org

The works of Monajatuddin – the Minstrel Journalist – have had more of a shaping role in contemporary Bangladesh than that of many a politicians, development-pundits, editors or litterateurs. Take for example, the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2014, only recently okayed by the cabinet. It was Monajatuddin’s keen, investigative reporting on child marriage that informed and laid the groundwork for necessary social-debates and policy-making.

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