Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

Multimedia journalist with nearly 10 years’ experience in mainstream media in Bangladesh with a background in investigative journalism and environmental, political and human rights reporting.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

5 Years of rohingya influx: A sense of unease growing among locals

Five years ago, they were the first to welcome with open arms the thousands of Rohingyas fleeing persecution in Myanmar, setting an example of how compassionate our society is here in Bangladesh.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Bhasan Char: Better conditions, but home still beckons

When Abdul Hakim landed on a remote island in the Bay of Bengal some 20 months ago, finding a job was his main concern. There were little to no employment opportunities in Bhasan Char when he arrived in the first batch from a cramped Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Longing for home: 5th anniversary of Rohingya influx

For Shamsul Ahmed, life in the Rohingya refugee camp is now much better than it was five years ago, but his heart longs for home. 

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Foreign Minister's comments: Why do they say what they say?

You only need common sense to know that “open secrets” are also secrets.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Ageing population: Are we ready to ensure proper care?

The country’s population is still predominantly young, but a sharp increase in the proportion of those over 60 years of age could leave it ill-prepared to provide them with care.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Air pollution: Dhaka 5th worst city in the world

More than 22,000 people in the capital died due to air pollution in 2019, says a global report.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Will EC dialogues ever be more than just glorified tea parties?

When a political party in Bangladesh decides to have a dialogue with the Election Commission (EC), what do they expect?

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Demographic dividend: Are we letting it pass us by?

Bangladesh is wasting its once-in-a-lifetime window of demographic dividend --  the economic growth potential that can result from a peak in working-age people -- due to its inability to create jobs.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Farmers get a raw deal

Floods, low rainfall and then fertiliser price hike -- the woes of farmers just won’t stop. And now, they will have to bear the brunt of a sudden 42.5 percent rise in diesel cost, which is likely to make them spend an additional Tk 4,000 in irrigation for per hectare Boro production.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Waiting for the rain

After a spell of extreme heat and scanty rain in the last two consecutive months, farmers across the country were expecting favourable weather for a good harvest of rain-fed Aman paddy, which accounts for 39 percent of total grain production.