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Altafur Hinrich Scholar HKBU MAIJS '21 Bangladesh

Md. Altafur Rahman




Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong SAR
Master of Arts in International Journalism Studies, Class of 2021


Sub Editor-cum-Reporter
Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh

“This prestigious scholarship will allow me to discover the depth of global journalism and make me a better journalist through a versatile understanding of the global arena.”

Scholar background

Altafur is a Sub Editor-cum-Reporter (Sports) for the Daily Sun, a prominent English newspaper in Bangladesh. He has been with the publication since July 2017, and is responsible for writing and editing sports news, with a focus on cricket and football events. Before joining the Daily Sun, Altafur worked as a Staff Reporter at The Asian Age and an Editorial Assistant at Daffodil International University’s magazine Campus Life. In addition, he worked as a Research Associate.

Altafur earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from Daffodil International University in Bangladesh in 2014. He recently achieved his MA in International Journalism Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship Program.

Personal statement

Aiming to become a global human being and expose to the dynamics of international journalism, I am excited to be a recipient of the prestigious Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leaders Scholarship to pursue MA degree in International Journalism at the Hong Kong Baptist University. I believe this program will boost me to achieve my goals of becoming a better journalist.

This scholarship opportunity will help me to assemble a deeper understanding of global trade, leadership skills and strategy based on critical thinking ability with a cross-discipline point of view during my study, then I can facilitate sustainable global trade and development through combining journalism and technological advancement successfully that propel me to become a Global Trade Leader.

Apart from that, I am expecting to be a successful media and teaching professional after completing my post-graduate degree. I have plans to obtain a PhD degree to accomplish my goal. Then I would return to my beloved motherland and join as a faculty member so that I can sow fresh dreams in my students to learn the functions and applications of Global Journalism.

The scholarship programme is one of the esteemed awards in the field of media industry across the world and I am very thankful for receiving such a life-changing opportunity.