Tasmima Hossain
Tasmima Hossain

General Information
First Female Editor
Journalist, Politics

Full Name: Tasmima Hossain

Affiliation: The Daily Ittefaq

Current Position: Editor

Date of Birth: January 12, 1951

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Dhaka

Constituency: 130, Pirojpur-2

Term: First (7th-1996-12 June)

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Tasmima Hossain (born 12 January 1951) is the first female editor of the country. She is a Jatiya Party (JP) politician and former Member of Parliament represented Pirojpur-2 constituency. She was a member of the 7th Jatiya Sangsad and was elected by Anwar Hossain Manju's relinquished seat in the by-elections.

Tasmima was born in Gendaria, Old Dhaka. She received her higher education from Dhaka University. While studying at Dhaka University, she got married to Anwar Hossain Manju.

Tasmima was a founding member of ‘Breaking the Silence’, a non-profit organization who are committed to combat Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in Bangladesh and its chairperson for a number of years. She edited and published a fortnightly magazine called Ananya from 1986 to 2014. In 2014, she became the Deputy Editor of The Daily Ittefaq and in July 2018, she was made the Editor of The Daily Ittefaq. She was the first female editor of the national dailies of Bangladesh.

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