Golum Rahman
Golum Rahman

General Information
Former Chief Information Commissioner
Teaching, Journalist

Full Name: Professor Dr. Md. Golum Rahman

Affiliation: Ajker Patrika

Current Position: Editor

Date of Birth: January 07, 1951

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Sherpur

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Dr. Md. Golum Rahman (born 07 January 1951) is an educationist, media researcher and communication expert of Bangladesh. He has served as the Chief Information Commissioner of the Information Commission of Government of Bangladesh. He also served as the chairman of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), the chairman of the department of mass communication and journalism of University of Dhaka as well as Head of Journalism Department and Vice-Chancellor (2014-15) of Daffodil International University. From June 27, 2021 he is serving as the editor of Bengali daily Ajker Patrika.

Rahman was born in Sherpur District. He passed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) from Sherpur Victoria Academy in 1966 and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) from Jagannath College in 1968. Later, he graduated from Ashek Mahmud College in Jamalpur District in 1972 and got a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism degree from the department of mass communication and journalism from University of Dhaka. He took the first position in the first class and received two gold medals in the post-graduate examination of journalism at the Mysore University, with the scholarship of the Government of India. He obtained Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication from the same university in 1986.

Rahman was associated with progressive student politics in the student life. He was an active activist of mass movement in 1969. In 1971, he took part in the liberation war. He fought in Sector 11.

Rahman also was professor and head of department of language and communication studies (2008–2010) of the University of Technology, Papua New Guinea. Rahman is also acting as the chairman of the National Broadcasting Policy. He is also the chairman of Asian Media, Information and Communication (AMIC) Bangladesh Representative and worked as a media specialist of the UN's International Drug Controller Project. He was the Vice-President of the Commonwealth Association for Educators in Journalism and Communication (CAEJAC). He is a member of the Bangladesh Sensor Board Appellate Committee.

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