Sheikh Sabiha Alam
Senior Reporter, Prothom Alo (Bangladesh)
Alam was on the Global Round up at ISOJ 2023. Watch the presentation here.
Sheikh Sabiha Alam is a senior reporter for the daily Prothom Alo newspaper in Bangladesh. From Dhaka, she writes news stories, features and analytical pieces on crime, terrorism, human rights and politics. She also has reported extensively on health and child rights issues. She previously worked for the BBC, bdnews24, the first online daily in Bangladesh, and The Daily Star, the country’s most popular English daily. Alam’s stories have won UNICEF’s Meena Media Award four times; she also won a Press Trust of India award and another honor for her report on countering violent extremism, presented by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
She is studying human rights atrocities and forced migration and will examine the stories of victims, witnesses, government officials and historians.