Muhammad Jahangir, a front ranking cultural activist and one of the most prominent media specialists in Bangladesh, coordinates Nrityanchal’s activities.
A graduate of Dhaka University, Jahangir has been involved with cultural activities since his student days. His connection with the media began in the early 1970s, making a name for himself as a journalist, firstly in the printed and later in the electronic media. He is credited with hosting the first live television talk show (Abhimat) in Bangladesh which became a hugely popular programme on Bangladesh Television until it went off the air in 1998. Jahangir has always emphasised the importance of public debate in the media as a way of consolidating democratic values.
Jahangir has also written extensively on media related topics in different journals and newspapers in Bangladesh and abroad. He writes regular columns in newspapers and organizes workshops on different issues. He is also a member of the Theater Drama group. In addition, he runs a communication NGO, The Centre for Development Communication.
He is now working as a teacher of media and communication part-time in two universities of Dhaka. He is closely connected with the TV channels of Bangladesh as a planner and programme presenter on politics and current national and international issues.
He is a member of the executive committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Bangladesh chapter.
Jahangir has written and edited 25 books, mostly on media and journalism.