The Chairman award, launched this year by the “Channel S” television to honour broadcasting journalist working in the Bengali media within the UK and Europe. The award will be given annually for those who work for channel S as a reporter who personally and professionally inspires others also committed to personal development towards high standards of television journalism in Bengali broadcasting media abroad.
The award was presented on 24 February 2008 at the S banqueting hall in Walthamstow, London in front of fellow channel S reporters, news casters and news editors at a TV journalism workshop an audience including Mahi Ferdous Jalil, Founder chair, Channel S television; Syed Belal Ahmed, President, London Bangla Press Club; Syed Nahas Pasha, Editor, weekly Jonomot, Sueb ahmed , Chief executives, Channel I UK and ex president of London Bangla press club.
London Bangla Press Club member, Mizanur Rahman was born and brought up in Srimongol, Moulvibazar and began his journalistic career at the Srimongol-based local weekly Srimongoler Chiti in early 90s. He has also worked for Bangladeshi print media in the UK since 2003.
Channel S Scotland correspondent Mizanur Rahman said that, receiving the award was one of his proudest ever moments. He said: ”I still don’t think I can really believe it – I just feel so privileged and honoured. “I’ve always thought of these honours as the sort of things you report on, not that you actually receive.”
“For me the greatest pride is that the citation is for services to the television journalism. I just consider myself ever so lucky to have been given the opportunity to tell the story of other Bengali people’s lives and achievements.
Commenting on the award, president of London Bangla Press Club & Surma editor Belal Ahmed said “News reporters in Bengali media across the UK has contributed much to promote our community abroad for their commitment to Bengali community with great enthusiasm, Mizanur Rahman is one of them. I would like to congratulate him, it will encourage him to contribute more in future”
Bangladeshi community in Scotland congratulated to Mizanur Rahman on receiving such prestigious media award. Foysol Choudhury MBE Secretary General of Bangladesh Samity said – ”it is a great achievement for a member of our Samity to receive the honour we are proud of him. All the way he highlighted the Scottish Bangladesh community in a positive manner through media; it also helped to raise awareness among community in many important areas.
Race Equality worker Mr Mizanur Rahaman, came in the UK in 2003 for higher study, and awarded MSC in Sustainable Development from Stirling University. Earlier in Bangladesh he achieved MSC in zoology from MC College with distinctive order of merit. Began his career as life science lecturer in Modonmohon college, sylhet then joined in a Dhaka based environmental NGO centre for natural resource studies (CNRS) until arrive in the UK. He is older son of Md Faizur Rahman retired health inspector of tickria village, Srimongol.
Channel S (Sky 814), a London based Bengali television has started its journey three years ago with a mission to serve Bangladeshi community across the UK and Europe. Channel S has taken the drive to prepare audience for the most powerful digital electronic media which can act as their voice. It has been proven to be a real bridge between different sections within our Bangladeshi community through this television channel. To restore disaster stricken coastal region of Bangladesh in recent cyclone Channel S undertaken taken significant initiatives which is praised by mainstream media and global community.