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  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh House 56, Road 4/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
  • MA in Global Journalism (2014-2016)
    Örebro University, Sweden

    MA in English (2008)
    Premier University, Chittagong 

    BA (hons.) in English (2003-2007)
    Premier University, Chittagong

Areas of Interest
New media and democracy
Media and politics
South-Asian history
Post-colonial literature  

Abu Tayub Mohammed Farhad



Abu Tayub Mohammed Farhad is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). Prior to joining ULAB in January 2017, he worked as a journalist in different newspaper publications in the country for around seven years. He worked for The Daily Star, New Age, and the daily sun as a sub-editor. In all those years, he edited thousands of copies including news and feature stories and interviews, produced appropriate headlines for the copies he edited, and wrote captions for hundreds of photographs used in the aforementioned dailies. He occasionally writes opinion for the media. He is also a Swedish Institute alumnus.

Research & Awards

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship for pursuing a master’s degree in Sweden (August 15, 2014 – June 15, 2016)


Newspaper & Magazines

What goes around comes around. Published in The Daily Star on July 25, 2017.

Looking through a friend’s eyes (Part-1). Published in the Dhaka Tribune on January 12, 2016. Link: https://www.dhakatribune.com/long-form/2016/01/11/looking-through-a-friends-eyes/

Looking through a friend’s eyes (Part-2). Published in the Dhaka Tribune on January 13, 2016. Link: https://www.dhakatribune.com/long-form/2016/01/12/looking-through-a-friends-eyes-2/

April retrospective: The “Online Machete”…Published on bdnews24.com on May 1, 2015. Link: http://opinion.bdnews24.com/2015/05/01/april-retrospective-the-%E2%80%9Conline-machete%E2%80%9D%E2%80%A6/

Standing tall against all odds. Published on a website built as part of a course project at Örebro University. Assignment covered as part of coursework. Link: http://ofcourse.oru.se/~natarh141/wordpress/?p=75  

“Chittagong University College: memories recollected” (page: 22) in daily sun on April 4, 2011. Link: https://www.facebook.com/notes/farhad-ulab/chittagong-university-college-memories-recollected-page-22-in-daily-sun-on-april/219808202107263/

“An Apologetic Pakistani!” in The Daily Star on April 7, 2010.
Link: http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=133259

“Gas Crisis” (page: 14) in The Daily Star on January 22, 2010.
Link: http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/print_news.php?nid=122843

Recession and unemployment in The Daily Star on July 17, 2009.
Link: http://archive.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=97187

“Recognizing the Unsung Heroes” (page: 12-13) in ‘Star Campus’ (Vol-3, Issue-36)-a weekly supplement of The Daily Star on May 10, 2009.
Link: (7th write-up from the top) http://archive.thedailystar.net/campus/2009/05/02/camspotlight.htm

“Response to our universities” (page-19) in ‘Star Campus’ (Vol-3, Issue 33) – a weekly supplement of The Daily Star on April 19, 2009. (In response to a write-up published in Star Campus on April12, 2009).

Link: http://archive.thedailystar.net/campus/2009/04/03/feedback.htm   

“The True Freedom!” (page-18) in ‘Star Campus’ (Vol-3, Issue-29)-a weekly supplement of The Daily Star on March 22, 2009.

Link: http://archive.thedailystar.net/campus/2009/03/04/camspotlight_freedom.htm

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