Mishuk Munier’s 60th birth anniv today
Published: 03:01 PM, 24 September 2020
Mishuk Munier; Photo: The Real News Network
The 60th birth anniversary of Mishuk Munier, a prominent photographer, the epitome of television journalism in Bangladesh, and 2nd son of Munier Choudhury, has been observed on Thursday.
Born on September 24, 1959, in Noakhali district, Mishuk Munier was also a university professor, journalist, photographer and film videographer. He is called the pioneer of television journalism in Bangladesh.
Mishuk Munier graduated and post-graduated (1979-1983) from the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Dhaka University (DU). After graduating, he started teaching in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at the same university. He first started the ‘Video Journalism Course’ in the DU’s Department of Mass Communication and Journalism in 1997. He quit teaching in 1998 and became a full-fledged journalist.
Mishuk Munier gave birth to international television journalism in the country in 1999 when he was the head of news operations during the first journey of Ekushey Television. He was the News Editor of Ekushey TV until 2001.
He was the lead photographer of the documentary ‘Return to Kandahar’ which was shot in Afghanistan in 2002. In 2007, he founded the international news television ‘The Real News Network’ with Canadian journalist Paul Jay. There he worked for a long time as head of broadcasting and director. He also worked as a freelance cameraperson and producer at Toronto’s Breakthrough Films, J Films, etc.
Lastly, he joined as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ATN News in 2010. Despite being the head of the organization, he rushed to collect news of Bangladeshis working in Libya during the crisis.
Mishuk Munier was a member of the ‘Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’ and the ‘Canadian Independent Cameraman Association’ and an associate member of the ‘Canadian Society of Cinematography’.
He was killed in a tragic road accident along with filmmaker Tareque Masud on August 13, 2011, in Manikganj.